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Alex Van Zant

Alex Van Zant

PhD Candidate, Management of Organizations

Previous degrees:
BA, Economics and Psychology

University of California, Berkeley

“I want to explore how some of the basic assumptions economists make align with what social psychology tells us about human behavior. There are world-class departments of psychology, economics, sociology and statistics here at Berkeley, which makes this the perfect place for me to study.”

“I’ve been lucky to join in on some of Laura Kray’s research into gender issues in the workplace. In the Berkeley-Haas PhD Program, you can do research two ways: starting your own project and being part of something that is already underway. It’s a great way to learn from others and on your own.”

“Being able to prepare for a career that will enable me to do what I love - research - is unbelievable. And knowing that I will be able to teach and share that excitement with others - especially MBA students - is so satisfying.”

 

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