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Matthias Seifert is a Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Operations and Technology area at IE Business School. Prior to joining IE, he has spent most of his academic life researching and teaching in the UK, where he was affiliated to the London Business School, Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.

Dr. Seifert is a specialist in the Decision Sciences. His research focuses on issues such as individual and group decision making under risk and uncertainty, managerial forecasting and multiattribute choice models.

In the past he has received the EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, the Toby Jackman Prize for the most outstanding dissertation in any discipline awarded by St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, as well as various other research awards granted by institutions in Germany, the United States and the UK. Dr Seifert serves on the editorial boards of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (Elsevier) and Decision Analysis (INFORMS). His work has appeared in outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Operations Management, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review among others. In 2013, he was featured as the “Professor of the Week” by the Financial Times International.


Academic Background

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, London Business School, UK
  • Guest Lecturer, Operational Research Group, London School of Economics, UK
  • Ph.D. in Management, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK.
  • M.Sc. in Decision Sciences, Operational Research Department, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK.
  • M.A. in International Business, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • B.Sc. in Economics, Växjö University, Sweden.
  • B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration, University of Hamburg, Germany. 


Corporate Experience

  • Decision Analyst, Environment Agency, UK
  • Consultant, Krysalis Decision Technologies Ltd., UK 


Teaching Experience

  • London Business School
  • London School of Economics
  • Cambridge University
  • University College London (UCL)


Latest publications

  • Trust in Decision-Making Authorities Dictates the Form of the Interactive Relationship Between Outcome Fairness and Procedural Fairness

    Bianchi, E. C., Brockner, J., van den Bos, K., Seifert, M., Moon, H., van Dijke, M., & De Cremer, D. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Vol41(1):19-34., 2015
  • Effective Judgmental Forecasting in the Context of Fashion Products

    Seifert, M, Siemsen, E., Hadida, A. and Eisingerich, A. Forthcoming in Journal of Operations Management, 2015
  • On the Relative Importance of Linear Model and Human Judge(s) in Combined Forecasting

    Seifert, M., Hadida, A. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2013