Botond Kőszegi serves as briq Research Director and is Professor of Economics (on leave) at the University of Bonn and Central European University. He was previously Professor at UC Berkeley. He received a BA in mathematics from Harvard University, and a PhD in economics from MIT. He has published extensively on behavioral-economics topics – including several lead articles – in top journals. The diverse topics of Kőszegi’s research include the consumption of regulation of harmful products, self-image and anticipatory utility, reference-dependent preferences and loss aversion, markets for deceptive products, behavioral contract theory, and misguided learning. He has received European Research Council Grants in 2012 and 2018, and the Jahnsson Award, a biennial award for the best economist in Europe under the age of 45, in 2015.