James Choi is Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management. His primary research is in household finance and behavioral finance; his work on automatic enrollment has led to changes in pension plan design around the world. He has also published research on the effects of social identity and how to use psychology to increase preventive health behaviors.

Professor Choi is a two-time recipient of the TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance, a member of the American Finance Association’s Ethics Committee, and a TIAA Institute Fellow. He has previously served as a Co-Director of the Retirement and Disability Research Center at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a member of the FINRA Investor Issues Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

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