Daniel Feiler

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Dan Feiler (he/him/his; pronounced like Filer) is an Associate Professor with tenure at the Tuck School of Business. Dan is a behavioral scientist and his research explores the psychology of judgment and decision making and the role it plays in organizational behavior and management science. He has won paper/poster/presentation awards at the Academy of Management Conference, Behavioral Decision Research in Management conference, and Max Planck Institute for Human Development summer conference. His work has received popular press coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Magazine, and Fast Company, among others.

Drawing on his expertise in behavioral science, in 2019 he co-developed a new Organizational Behavior core class at Tuck, which he continues to teach (see CV for more details). He also teaches a popular MBA elective course on Negotiations and a new sprint course, Avoiding and Exploiting Decision Biases in the NBA. He was selected by the Tuck MBA Class of 2015 for the Excellence in Teaching Award, representing the first time a junior faculty member was ever selected for that award at Tuck. In 2017, he was selected as one of the Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 Years Old by Poets and Quants. In winter of 2022-23, he was announced as the Faculty Director of the new Impact Academy, a suite of custom executive education programs for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) that will take place throughout the year. 

His work has been published multiple times in both Management Science and Psychological Science, as well as in Organization Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Production and Operations Management.  At Organization Science, he is a Senior EditorHe is originally from Pittsburgh and received his doctoral degree from Duke University.



Research Shows Hidden Source of Regret  //

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New research by Professor Dan Feiler and co-author Johannes Mueller-Trede (IESE) revealing why we experience more regret than we should, explained in video summary

Avoiding & Exploiting Decision Biases in the NBA  //

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The Quest to Understand and Predict Behavior  //

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For Dan Feiler, the most interesting and powerful explanations of human judgment and decision-making are the ones that are hiding in plain sight. Read the Article

Why Managers May Forgo Small Wins  //

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Tuck professors Daniel Feiler and Ron Adner document a decision-making bias that can lead managers to underinvest in the smarter of two alternatives. Read the Article

The Hidden Danger of Collaboration  //

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Tuck professors Ron Adner and Dan Feiler examine a hidden driver of overconfidence in interdependent innovation. Read the Article

Curb Your Enthusiasm  //

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Tuck assistant professor Daniel Feiler studies the behavioral roots of overinflated expectations. Read the Article






  • Dartmouth College, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012-2014
  • Duke University, Ph.D. in Business Administration, 2012
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. with highest honors in Economics and Decision Science