Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Associate Director for Education for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Website: https://acee.princeton.edu/directory/elke-u-weber/

Office: Andlinger Center, 216

Phone: 609-258-7640

Research interests: Questions at the intersection of psychology, economics, engineering, and policy that address the importance and role of descriptive/behavioral models of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty and for decisions with long time horizons in environmental and energy-related decision making and policy. Psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual, group, or cultural differences in risk taking and time discounting across domains.


  • Portrait of Elke Weber.

    Elke Weber receives BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award

  • Fighting climate change is wildly popular but most Americans don’t know that

  • Young professionals from around the world played a game that demanded they solve climate change. Balance proved best.

  • Jennifer Rexford and Elke Weber

    Engineering professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

  • Tom Griffiths portrait

    Schmidt DataX Fund supports research projects that harness data science to speed up discovery

  • Rebecca Burdine and Elke Weber

    Burdine and Weber named AAAS Fellows


  • Energy and Environment

  • Public Policy


  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Psychology

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    Princeton School of Public and International Affairs