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Tom Meyvis

Tom Meyvis

Joined Stern 2001

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 8-15
New York, NY 10012

E-mail tmeyvis@stern.nyu.edu
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Tom Meyvis is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Florida and his Licentiaat in Experimental Psychology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

His research and teaching interests focus on consumer behavior, specifically consumers' information processing and decision making strategies. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Previous research projects have studied branding issues (such as consumers' evaluations of brand extensions and the effect of irrelevant product information), pricing issues (such as the biased processing of store price comparisons and the role of anticipated regret in purchase timing decisions), and the marketing of hedonic experiences (such as the effect of commercial interruptions on the enjoyment of television shows). Current research projects focus on issues related to consumers' enjoyment: how consumers predict their enjoyment (and why they are often not very good at this) and how consumers can structure their experiences to maximize their enjoyment.

Research Interests

  • Branding
  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Consumer Information Processing
  • Pricing

Courses Taught

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments

Academic Background

Ph.D., Marketing, 2001
University of Florida

Licentiaat, Experimental Psychology, 1996
Catholic University, Leuven Belgium

Kandidaat, Sociology, 1994
Catholic University, Leuven Belgium

Kandidaat, Psychology, 1993
Catholic University, Leuven Belgium

Awards & Appointments

Journal of Consumer Research Outstanding Reviewer Award 2009
Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow 2009
Marketing Science Young Scholar 2005
Journal of Consumer Research Outstanding Reviewer Award 2003
American Marketing Association Winner John A. Howard Doctoral Dissertation Competition 2002

Selected Publications

Meyvis, Tom, Rebecca Ratner, and Jonathan Levav (2010)
Why Don't We Learn to Accurately Forecast Feelings? How Misremembering Our Predictions Blinds Us to Past Forecasting Errors
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139 (November), 579-589

Nelson, Leif and Tom Meyvis (2008)
Interrupted Consumption: Disrupting Adaptation to Hedonic Experiences
Journal of Marketing Research, 45 (December), 654-664

Meyvis, Tom and Chris Janiszewski (2002)
Consumers' Beliefs about Product Benefits: The Effect of Obviously Irrelevant Information
Journal of Consumer Research, 28 (March), 618-636