Associate Professor, Economics
Professor Kamas is the Chair of the Economics Department.She teaches courses in economics and justice, intermediate and MBA macroeconomics, 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 and views on public policy, 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, and Feminist Economics.
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