Nuria Tolsá-Caballero

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Positive Organizations

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. In my research, I investigate how beliefs and perceptions may lead people to thrive or languish. I use a multimethod approach, combining observational studies with lab and field experiments.

With effort and dedication being key elements of performance and achievement, in one line of research I study attitudes towards effort and explore attributions, beliefs and heuristics that may impact decisions to exert effort and persist. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, I am exploring, as part of a multidisciplinary team, how humans connect to each other, and the consequences on performance, cooperation and wellbeing.

I hold a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from University College London, as part of a research fellowship program with The Behavioral Insights Team, who with I continue to collaborate. I also hold an MPA from Columbia University, a Master of Law in Taxation from ESADE, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Navarre. Prior to embarking into academic research, I worked as an economist for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.