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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 risky choice behavior following near-miss events, psychological aspects of managerial forecasting as well as decision making in multi-attribute choice environments.

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 sits on the editorial board of Decision Analysis (INFORMS) and his work has appeared in outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management among others.

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

  • 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
  • 3 Humans + 1 Computer = Best Prediction

    Seifert, M., Hadida, A. Harvard Business Review, 91(5)., 2013
  • The Benefits Of Commitment (Collaboration Section)

    Seifert, M., Andreas, B. Sloan Management Review, Vol. 51(1), 2009