Emma Edelman Levine studies interpersonal trust and ethical decision making. Using a variety of laboratory and field research methods, she investigates how individuals navigate the tension between honesty and benevolence. Her second stream of inquiry examines when and why individuals engage in prosocial behaviors and how they give credit to others for their good deeds.
Levine’s research has been featured in the Journal of Marketing Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. She received the Best Empirical Paper Award from the International Association of Conflict Management and a Small Grant in Behavioral Economics from the Russell Sage Foundation. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, the International Association of Conflict Management, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She is also a founding member of the Wharton Society for the Advancement of Women in Business Academia.
She received a BA in philosophy, politics, and economics, as well as a BS in economics, from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she holds a PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to undertaking her doctoral studies at Wharton, Levine worked for Procter & Gamble.