Felipe Hughes Cersosimo is a doctoral degree candidate in behavioral economics from Brooklyn Heights, New York. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree with High Honors from The University of Texas at Austin in Government and Latin-American Studies, with a concentration in Brazilian Political Economy. Felipe was awarded the Teresa Lozano-Long Academic Scholarship by the University of Texas Institute for Latin-American Studies in 2006, which funded his year of research in Brazilian Public Policy Studies at the prestigious Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), School of Business Adminstration in São Paulo, Brazil. During his first semester at FGV, Felipe was tapped by the University's Political Sociology Department Chair, Prof. Juan José Carlos Garcia Durand, to serve as a paid faculty lecturer in Sociology for the coming long semester. The position marked the first time any individual in the University's hundred-year history, had been both a student and a paid faculty member simultaneously. After completing his undergraduate studies at Texas in 2007, Felipe entered the full-time Juris Doctor program at American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC. Felipe received exemplary marks in all of his coursework and maintained a GPA sufficient to place him in the top two percent of his Juris Doctor class of 2010. After law school Felipe returned to New York, where he spent the following two years serving as an associate analyst within the Private Wealth Management division of Capitol Securities Management Inc., a full-service financial investment advisory firm headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. Since his full-time graduate enrollment at Harvard, Felipe has continued to provide strategic and analytical management consultancy services to several investment advisory firms and multi-national corporations. Felipe's relevance to the international business world is even further established by his impressive communicative abilities, maintaining native fluency and non-regional diction in both the English and Portuguese languages. Felipe also holds dual-citizenship between Brazil and the United States and travels on a regular basis. Felipe's research interests are Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance and Behavioral Game Theory, with a focus on the effects of social, cognitive and emotional factors in the rational-economic decisions of both individuals and institutions, including analysis of interactive strategic decisions and behavior.