Matthias Seifert

Matthias Seifert is a tenured Associate Professor of Decision Sciences in the Operations and Technology area at IE University. In addition, he is currently serving as a technical member (representing Germany) of the Exploratory Team on Prediction and Intelligence Analysis at the NATO Science and Technology Organization. Previously, he was affiliated to the London Business School, Cambridge University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr. Seifert’s research focuses on decision making under risk and uncertainty and managerial forecasting. His work has been published in top academic journals including Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Nature Human Behavior, Journal of Operations Management, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (and others) as well as in practitioner outlets such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Dr. Seifert is an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Forecasting and serves on the editorial board of outlets including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Decision Analysis.

In the past, he was an elected Council Member of the Decision Analysis Society (INFORMS). His work has been featured by public media including Forbes India, Ideas for Leaders, CBS News, the Financial Times International (“Professor of the Week”), Psychology Today and others. In 2016, he has been named as one of “The World’s Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants.


• Associate Professor in the Operations and Technology area, IE University, 2015 – Present

• Assistant Professor in the Operations and Technology area, IE University, 2009 – 2015

• London Business School, 2007 – 2009

• London School of Economics, 2008

• University College London (UCL), 2008


• Ph.D. in Management, Judge Business School, Cambridge University (UK), 2004 – 2009

• M.Sc. in Decision Sciences, Operational Research Department, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (UK), 2003 – 2004

• M.A. in International Business, University of Hamburg (Germany), 2002 – 2004

• B.Sc. in Economics, Växjö University (Sweden), 2001-2002

• B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration, University of Hamburg (Germany), 1999 – 2002


• Decision Analyst, Environment Agency (UK), 2004

• Consultant, Krysalis Decision Technologies Ltd. (UK), 2005


• Seifert, M., Ulu, C., Guha, S. (2022). “Decision Making Under Impending Regime Shifts”. Management Science

• Grossmann, I., Rotella, A. M., Hutcherson, C., Sharpinskyi, C., Varnum, M. E. W., PhD, Achter, S., […], Seifert, M., […], and Wilkening, T. (2022). “Insights into accuracy of social scientists’ forecasts of societal change”. Nature Human Behavior

• Paine, J., Federspiel, F., Seifert, M., Zou, X. (2020). “Take a Risk or Proceed with Caution: Prevention Motivation Moderates Responses to Near‐Loss Events”. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Vol. 33 (4): 505-522

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