Associate Professor, Economics
Professor Kamas teaches Intermediate and MBA Macroeconomics, Economics and Justice, and Economics of Gender and Vocation. Her research is in the area of behavioral and experimental economics, with an emphasis on altruism, other-regarding preferences, and gender differences in economic behavior. Some of Professor Kamas's recent papers have examined how willingness to compete and confidence measured in the laboratory impact earnings of men and women after graduating from college; the role of emotions such as empathy in affecting economic behavior, views on public policy, and salaries; and how gender differences in pro-social preferences lead to different economic decisions between men and women. She has recently published papers in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Feminist Economics, and Economics Letters.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
A.B. in History, University of California, Los Angeles