M. Asher Lawson
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, INSEAD
Piet Mondrian - Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow (1930) ~ Public Domain
I am an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD. I completed my PhD at Duke University in the Fuqua School of Business, after receiving a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
My research focuses on cognitive and gender biases in organisations and society. Using computational and experimental methods, I look at the structural and cognitive antecedents of biases and their relationship with real-world outcomes.
This research addresses questions such as:
Why do decision biases arise? Are there domain-general strategies to mitigate them?
How can we measure stereotypes and beliefs using large language models (LLMs)? Do these measures predict how companies act?
This website contains details of my academic research activities. For my musings on decision-making, statistics, and occasionally sports, see my Twitter.