Who We Are

Meet our Team

Ari Kagan

Ari has always been interested in persuasion and manipulation. Since his freelance criminal mastermind business has yet to take off, he has settled for working in behavioral econ. At Yale, he studied decision making and rationality within the cognitive science department. If he had actually learned anything about making decisions, then perhaps he would spend less time trying to determine whether he would choose to play Hamilton or Burr, if given the opportunity. He’s primarily interested in studying poverty reduction, altruism, habit formation/willpower, and healthy living. Ari enjoys pretending he knows how to sing, thinking about effective altruism, popping bubble wrap, stressing about AI alignment, (writing unclosed parentheses, and performing improvisational comedy.