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Daniel Friedman

Distinguished Professor, Economics
Founder and Director, LEEPS lab

Daniel Friedman joined the UCSC Economics faculty in 1985 after teaching at UCLA and UC Berkeley. He has broad research interests in applied economic theory, with emphasis on learning and evolution, laboratory experiments, and financial markets. The coauthor of five academic books, fourteen NSF grants, and roughly 100 research articles, he currently is studying a) strategic behavior in real time, and b) evolutionary dynamics of continuous strategies or traits.

His popular book, Morals and Markets: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Modern World, was published by Palgrave-MacMillan in October 2008. A second paperback edition, co-authored with journalist Daniel McNeill, appeared in June 2013 with the subtitle: A Dangerous Balance.

Microeconomic theory, experimental economics, evolution and learning, financial markets.

Office: 831-459-4981
Fax: 831-459-5077
Engineering 2, Room 417