Ofer H. Azar is an economics professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.[1] He received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.[1] He is known for his research in behavioral economics and industrial organization, among other fields. For example, he has published numerous studies on the practice of tipping.[2][3][4][5] These studies include one which estimated that Americans tip about $42 billion per year at full-service restaurants.[6]


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  2. ^ Mullainathan, Sendhil (2016-02-12). "How to Pinch Pennies in the Right Places". New York Times.
  3. ^ Davis, Noah (2013-11-06). "Why Do We Still Tip?". Pacific Standard.
  4. ^ Ariely, Dan (2017-01-06). "Would the End of Tipping Mean the End of Good Service?". Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ Ferro, Shaunacy (2013-08-01). "Why People Love Tipping Waiters". Popular Science.
  6. ^ Wachter, Paul (2008-10-09). "Why Tip?". New York Times Magazine.