Cristina Bicchieri

Cristina Bicchieri

Founder and Director, Penn Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics

S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Studies and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Director, Penn Master in Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Director, Penn Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program

Professor Cristina Bicchieri is the Founder and Director of our Center. She is a world authority in social norms and the measurement of collective behaviors, and has several decades of experience consulting and directing research projects on behavioral measurement and change with the National Science Foundation, the UNICEF Child Protection Section, the World Bank, the Ford, Gates, Templeton, and Koch Foundations, BBC Media, and many other groups.

She is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences, was knighted by the Italian government in 2007, was made Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College at Cambridge University, and received the Pufendorf Medal in Sweden in 2015.

She is also the author of more than 100 articles and 7 books, including Rationality and Coordination, The Logic of Strategy, The Dynamics of Norms, and Knowledge, Belief, and Strategic Interaction, she has been a fellow at Harvard, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, the London School of Economics (Leverhulme Trust), and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Jerusalem. Her latest books are The Grammar of Society:  The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms (2006) and Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure and Change Social Norms (2016).