Richard H. Thaler, PhD (ADL ‘67, HON ‘03)

Richard H. Thaler, PhD (ADL ‘67, HON ‘03), Charles R. Walgreen Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics-Booth Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, received the 2020 Professional Achievement Award. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 2017, Thaler is credited as one of the “fathers of behavioral economics.” He has authored several books, including the best-sellers Nudge and Misbehaving, appeared in feature film The Big Short, and has published in many leading academic journals.  He is a regular contributor to the Economic View column in The New York Times.