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Dr Konstantinos Katsikopoulos  Diploma (Athens),MPhil (Athens), PhD (Massachusetts)

Associate Professor of Behavioural Operations

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Dr Konstantinos Katsikopoulos is currently Associate Professor of Behavioural Operations at the Southampton Business School.  Together with Professor Sally Brailsford, also of the Southampton Business School, Konstantinos is playing a key role in the emerging field of Behavioural Operations Research, see for more information.

Konstantinos works on integrating standard decision theory with the simple rules of thumb people use. He has engaged with government and businesses on problems, characterized by complexity and uncertainty, in economics, management, and health. Konstantinos's work has been covered by newspapers and magazines such as the Tageszeitung and Science News. He regularly delivers lectures and short courses to academia and industry; Visit for a lecture to a general audience and view for a public debate on whether people think irrationally.

Konstantinos studied applied mathematics and cognitive psychology in Athens and Freiburg and then obtained a PhD in operations research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Afterwards, he was a visiting Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and MIT; and an Associate Professor (W2) as well as Deputy Director at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.






Research interests

Decision making: Prescriptive and descriptive.

Modelling of human behaviour.

Behavioural operations.


Research Projects:

 “Simple heuristics for a financially safer world”, with the Bank of England (Liaison: Dr Sujit Kapadia).

 “An empirical analysis of judgmental forecasting”, with Cardiff Business School (Liaison: Professor Aris Syntetos).

 “Fast and frugal decision trees: Theory and application”, with Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Liaison: Professor Gerd Gigerenzer)





Affiliate research groups

Centre for Risk Research, CORMSIS Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems, Harding Centre for Risk Literacy

Editorial Board, Judgment and Decision Making (published by the Society for Judgment and Decision Making)


Working Paper

MANG6129 “Research Methods” (module co-ordinator)

Dr Konstantinos Katsikopoulos
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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