Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School
Richard Zeckhauser is the Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School. Zeckhauser pursues a mix of conceptual and applied research. His ongoing policy investigations explore ways to promote human health, to help labor and financial markets operate more efficiently, and to foster informed and appropriate choices by individuals and government agencies. Zeckhauser's current major research addresses the performance of institutions confronted with inadequate commitment capabilities, incomplete information flow, and human participants who fail to behave in accordance with models of rationality. Financial markets and health risks are the subjects of his major empirical investigations.