Luís Santos-Pinto is a Professor of Economics at HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the University of Lausanne in 2008, he worked at the Nova School of Business and Economics from 2004 to 2008.
His main area of research is applied microeconomic theory, where he investigates the links between information, cognition, judgment and economic behaviour. He also studies the implications of behavioural biases like overconfidence and optimism in terms of individual decision-making, the design of incentives in organisations, market outcomes and welfare. He uses laboratory and field experiments to study the existence and consequences of these biases for economic decisions.
His research spans over the areas of applied microeconomic theory, behavioural, experimental and labour economics. His work has been published in The American Economic Review, Journal of Labor Economics, The Economic Journal, International Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization and Theory and Decision.
He teaches a variety of topics, including behavioral economics, game theory, industrial organization, and the economics of asymmetric information, at the bachelor, master, Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) and PhD levels.