Dr. Eric Gold is behavioral economist for Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm.
Prior to joining Fidelity in 2006, Dr. Gold founded a software and consulting company, Gold Objects, Inc. in 1995. He has worked as a consultant to companies such as SEI Investments, Banker’s Trust, and Salomon Smith Barney offering his expertise in behavioral finance, software design and development, human-computer interaction, statistical programming, Bayesian analysis, and decision information systems. From 1992 until 1994, Dr. Gold was a senior associate in Information Systems at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Before that, he spent three years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, leaving the firm as a research scientist. Dr. Gold began his career as a software engineer in the Artificial Intelligence Group at Tektronix, Inc. in Oregon in 1984.
Dr. Gold received a BA in psychology from Cornell University, an MS in experimental psychology from the University of Oregon, an MS in computer science from Yale University, an MA degree in decision making from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MS in statistics also from Carnegie Mellon. Additionally, he received a PhD in behavioral decision theory from Carnegie Mellon University.
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