A former visiting scholar at Cornell, Duke, Hebrew, and Stanford Universities, Morris Altman is currently Professor of Behavioural and Institutional Economics and Head of School of Economics and Finance at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also Professor of Economics at the University of Saskatchewan where was Head from 1994 to 2009. Recently he was Elected Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University and was a Visiting Scholar, Stirling University in Scotland, and was an Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Morris Altman was elected and served as President of the Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) from 2003 to 2006. He’s been an active member of SABE since its re-birth in 1992 and has served SABE in many different roles over the past 18 years. He has also been active in the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology. For many years he’s served on their international conference scientific committee. Recently, he organized the joint SABE-IAREP meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is founding President of the New Zealand Association for the Study of Cooperative and Mutuals.
Morris is Editor of the Journal of Socio-Economics (Elsevier Science) (for about 10 years) and former Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology where he remains on the Editorial Board. He has published over eighty refereed papers on behavioral economics, economic history, methodology, and empirical macroeconomics and three books in economic theory and public policy and has made close to 150 international presentations on these subjects. He has recently edited Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics, comprised of original contributions to the field. It has been through multiple printings. His book, Behavioral Economics for Dummies will be published in March 2012. He is currently completing three books on related subjects and is researching endogenous technical change, the linkages between economic justice (human rights), power, and economic growth and development, altruism, ethics, and reciprocity in economic theory. He is also conducting a major project in experimental economics examining the role of prices, incomes, and social variables in determining consumer demand. In another experiment he examines wage determination from the perspective of employer and employee.