I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Pomona College in California. 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 of economics, psychology, and philosophy. More specifically, I am interested in the question of how social environments shape decision-making processes and what constitutes individual welfare when preferences change over time.

I employ a combination of methods (experimental, philosophical, formal-mathematical, 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