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MBA, IESE Business School
PhD, the Anderson School at UCLA
Manel Baucells teaches Quantitative Analysis courses in Darden's MBA and Executive Education programs. Prior to joining Darden in 2015, Manel held positions at the Rand Corporation in California (senior economist), the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (full professor), and IESE Business School (associate professor). He completed his Ph.D. on game theory, with applications to management, under the supervision of Lloyd Shapley (2012 Nobel Prize laureate in Economics).
Manel's research focuses on incorporating psychological realism into consumer behavior models by considering factors such as anticipation, reference point comparison, mental accounting, psychological distance, and satiation. He serves as department editor for the journalManagement Science and associate editor for Operations Research.
Manel has a broad international experience in business education. He has lectured MBA's and executives in North America, Europe, China, Russia, Latin America, and Africa. He has held visiting research positions at Duke University, UCLA, London Business School, MIT, and Erasmus University. While at IESE, he won the Excellence in Course Development award as well as the Excellence in research award, both given by the Alumni Association.
Manel and Rakesh Sarin (UCLA) have published the book Engineering Happiness(UC Press), that has received the 2014 best publication award by the Decision Analysis society. The book applies principles of behavioral economics to improve life outcomes.