School of Economics
The University of Sydney

Research expertise

Neuroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics and Microeconomic Theory


Professor Tymula combines theory and methodology from economics, psychology, and neuroscience for a better understanding of how people decide, why they sometimes make seemingly wrong decisions, and how to make them better choosers. Since arriving in Australia in 2013, Professor Tymula has been awarded over 33 million in nationally competitive grants as a Chief Investigator, including Centre of Excellence, DECRA, Discovery, Linkage grants.

In 2017 Professor Tymula became the first Australian researcher to receive the Society for Neuroeconomics Award for contributions towards the understanding of decision-making. In 2019-2021, she is the board member of the Society for Neuroeconomics.

Professor Tymula has consistently published in top 1% journals including Nature Communications, American Journal of Political Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 30% of her papers are in the top 10% cited worldwide. She regularly presents her research to domestic and international peers through keynotes, seminars, and workshops and delivered over 90 scientific presentations over her career, including six keynotes.

Professor Tymula regularly disseminates her research and findings to the public. Her media presence includes interviews with BBC World Newsday, Time, CNN, Huffington Post, Guardian, NBC News, BBC Radio, ABC Science Online, ABC Radio National, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Scientific American.

Professor Tymula maintains strong networks with international collaborations within her field at top academic institutions such as New York University, Yale, University College London, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and INSEAD.

Scheduled upcoming talks

March 2020 – New York University, Abu Dhabi

May 2020 – Simon Fraser, Vancouver, Canada

June 2020 – Workshop on Decision Process Measures in Decision Theory and Game Theory, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

September 2020 – Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Upcoming events 

2020 Foundations of Utility and Risk (FUR) Рsubmit before January 15th, 2019

Keynotes: Paul Glimcher (NYU), Muriel Niederle (Stanford), John Quah (NUS), John Quiggin (UQ), Larry Samuelson (Yale), Leeat Yariv (Princeton)