Uri Simonsohn

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Uri Simonsohn is a behavioral scientist at ESADE business school in Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain, and a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His substantive interest is in Judgment and Decision Making, and he is also a methodologist.

He is originally from Chile. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Universidad Católica de Chile, and his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Social and Decision Sciences in 2003, and became a professor at the Wharton School where he stayed until 2017, leaving to move to ESADE Business School in Barcelona as a full professor.[1]

He has been involved in research on false-positives, p-hacking, experimental replication, and pre-registrations of research). He has contributed to identifying various cases of scientific fraud including the work of Dirk Smeesters and Lawrence Sanna.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Faculty - Uri Simonsohn". www.esade.edu. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Data detective makes his fraud-busting algorithm public : News blog". Blogs.nature.com. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "The statistical significance scandal: The standard error of science?". Bigthink.com. Retrieved April 2, 2016.