Prof. Danny Ben-Shahar

Faculty of Management

Dr. Danny Ben-Shahar is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University and serves as the Director of the Alrov Institute for Real Estate Research. His research includes an analysis of agents’ rational and irrational behavior in the real estate market. Among Ben-Shahar’s publications are articles in Economica, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Annals of Regional Science, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and the Journal of Housing Economics.

Ben-Shahar is a Weimer School Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute in Florida, USA and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. In addition, Ben-Shahar serves as a board member in several corporate entities in Israel and is a member of the board of the Israeli Appraisal Association. Ben-Shahar holds a B.A. in economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA and a Ph.D. in real estate finance from the University of California at Berkeley.


Selected Papers:

  • Ben-Shahar, D., and R. Golan, 2014. Real estate and personality, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 53:111-119.

  • Arbel, Y., D. Ben-Shahar, and S. Gabriel, 2014. Anchoring and housing choice: Results of a natural policy experiment, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 249:68-83.

  • Ben-Shahar, D., and J. Warszawski. Inequality in housing affordability: Measurement and estimation, Urban Studies (forthcoming).

  • Arbel, Y., D. Ben-Shahar, and S. Gabriel. Are the disabled less loss averse? New evidence from the housing market, Economic Inquiry (forthcoming)




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