I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Pomona College, California, where I teach in the Economics and PPE programs. Prior to that, I spent two years at New York University as a postdoctoral fellow. I received an MA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth in 2012 and a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg in 2018. 

My research lies at the intersection of economics, psychology, and ethics. Although I work on a wide range of topics, most connect to the question of how situational framing and social environments shape decision-making processes and what constitutes individual agency when preferences and beliefs are context-dependent and change over time. 

I employ a combination of methods (experimental, philosophical, and historical-contextual) in my work. This follows Elinor Ostrom’s maxim, which states that the use of multiple research methods is often the most powerful way to study complex social phenomena.  


You can contact me at:

Email: malte.dold@pomona.edu

Pomona College 

Economics Department 

425 N. College Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711