Robert H. Frank Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell University
In addition to his co-authorship with Ben Bernanke of one of the most widely used textbooks in Economics, Frank is a regular contributor to the Sunday New York Times. He is a wide-ranging economist whose work connects with psychology and sociology. His work is at the intersection of morality, emotion, and economic life. He is well known for complicating the foundational model of the rational actor as agent of economic life with his account of the important role that passion and emotions play in decision making, even economic decision making.