Gerd Gigerenzer, a former professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, is the
director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck
Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He is the author of Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You, the
German translation of which won the 2002 Scientific Book of the Year Prize, and
coauthor of Simple
Heuristics That Make Us Smart and Bounded
Rationality: The Adaptive Toolbox.