Dilip Soman Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sciences and Economics Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
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Dilip Soman (@dilipsoman) is a Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sciences and Economics at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He serves as the director of the university's Behavioural Economics in Action [BEAR] research centre, and the project director of the Canadian federal government (SSHRC) funded partnership "Behaviourally Informed Organizations."
Dilip Soman has degrees in engineering (Bombay), business (IIM) and behavioural science (Chicago). His research is in the area of behavioural science and its applications to wellbeing. In particular, he is interested in intertemporal choice, mental accounting, savings and spending, financial wellbeing, preventive health, and behaviourally informed policy. He is the author / co-author of five books, including The Last Mile and Innovating for the Global South (with Joseph Wong and Janice Stein). He has published over 100 articles, book chapters and essays. He also teaches a massive open online course (BE101x: Behavioural Economics in Action) that has served as a springboard for many behavioural scientists and practitioners.
He has previously served on the faculty of the University of Colorado (USA) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) and has been a distinguished visitor at the National University of Singapore and the University of Chicago. He also served in the Canadian Government's Privy Council Office (Cabinet Office) and continues to serve as an advisor to its Impact Canada initiative, as well as on the national research committee of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. His other interests include travel, cricket, Star Trek and procrastination.