Gal Zauberman is an expert in consumer behavior, and judgment and decision-making. He has researched the factors that affect individuals’ evaluations, preferences, and choices; the role of time in decisions; consumer financial decision-making; and evaluations of experiences.
Professor Zauberman has provided expert witness testimony in many cases, including at the class certification stage of multiple consumer class actions. He has addressed allegations of false advertising, product misrepresentation, and misleading retail pricing practices, and evaluated a range of issues in the consumer goods, professional services, and retail industries. Professor Zauberman has substantial experience with designing and conducting consumer surveys and controlled experiments, both as part of his expert witness work and his academic research.
He has coauthored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading marketing and psychology journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Science, Psychological Science, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. His work has received international coverage from the New York Times and Scientific American, among other media outlets.
The Journal of Marketing Research has honored Professor Zauberman with both the William F. O’Dell and the Paul E. Green best paper awards for significant contributions to marketing research, methodology, and/or practice. Professor Zauberman also received the 2007 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Consumer Psychology from the American Psychological Association.
For over two decades, Professor Zauberman has taught undergraduate, graduate, and executive education courses on consumer behavior, financial decision-making, marketing management, and marketing research methods. Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, he served on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.