Eric J. Johnson

Eric J. Johnson is professor at the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia University. As Einstein Visiting Fellow, he will be working on a project for the forthcoming Einstein Center Climate Change that links climate research with the behavioral sciences and economics. Based at the Technische Universität, Eric Johnson will be researching decision architectures, i.e. ways of presenting choices and facilitating decision-making processes by utilizing the various social, economic, and psychological factors that shape our actions. Using empirical methods as well as face-to-face and online interviews, and in cooperation with the Universität der Künste and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the project’s aim is to develop approaches and tools for political structures and businesses that make it easier to implement measures to reduce individual or industrial CO2 emissions.

 Eric Johnson is, like Elke Weber, affiliated with the Science of Intelligence Excellence Cluster at the Technische Universität.