Itzhak Gilboa studied Mathematics and Computer Science (BSc, 1982) and Economics (BA, 1982, MA, 1984, Ph.D., 1987) at Tel Aviv University, with the graduate studies under the supervision of David Schmeidler.
He works in decision theory and other fields in economic theory such as game theory and social choice. His main research areas are decision under uncertainty, focusing on the definition of probability, notions of rationality, non-Bayesian decision models, and related issues.
He has been teaching a variety of courses on microeconomics, decision theory, game theory, psychology and economics, and related fields, at the undergraduate, graduate, and MBA levels.
He is the author of severel books such as Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning, Oxford University Press, 2015 ; Theory of Decision under Uncertainty, Cambridge University Press, 2009 ; Rational Choice, MIT Press, 2010 and Making Better Decisions, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
His recent research papers are published in prestigious scientific journals such as American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Annual Reviews in Economics, BE Journals in Theoretical Economics, Econometrica, Economics and Philosophy, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Mathematical Social Sciences, Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Econometrics.
Itzhak Gilboa is also the holder of the AXA Chair in Decision Sciences