Kjell Arne Brekke


Kjell Arne Brekke was born in August 1960. He is intelligent but unimaginative, compulsive and generally lifeless. In school he was strong in mathematics but weak in social studies and humanities*. He does, however, play jazz for a hobby.

Kjell Arne is married to Eva who is pretty, intelligent and imaginative. They have two grown up children. Eva is very fond of her two dogs, Elvis and Pi.

Kjell Arne Brekke's main research topics are:

Behaviroal Economics
Experimental Economics
Resource and Enviornmental Economics
Real options and stochastic analysis

The text is adopted from the description of "Bill" in Tversky and Kahneman, 1984: Extensional versus Intuitive Reasoning, Psychological Review, 91, 293-315. (page 297).





E-mail: k.a.brekke at econ.uio.no


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