Laura Brandimarte

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Laura Brandimarte

McClelland Hall 430Y
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

Privacy and behavioral economics

Laura Brandimarte joined the Eller College of Management in 2015 after two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also earned her PhD in public policy and management (2012). Her areas of research include privacy, the psychology of self-disclosure and the social dynamics of privacy decision making and information sharing.


  • MIS 411/511 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet
  • MIS 111L Computers and Internetworked Society Lab


  • Brandimarte, L., Vosgerau, J., and Acquisti, A. (2018). Differential Discounting and Present Impact of Past Information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 147(1): 74-92.
  • Acquisti, A., Adjerid, I., Balebako, R., Brandimarte, L., Cranor, L. F., Komanduri, S., Leon, P. G., Sadeh, N., Schaub, F., Sleeper, M., Wang, Y., and Wilson, S. (2017). Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users’ Choices Online. ACM Computing Surveys, 50(3): 1-41.
  • Peer, E., Brandimarte, L., Samat, S., and Acquisti, A. (2017). Beyond the Turk: Alternative platforms for crowdsourcing behavioral research. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 70: 153-163.
  • “Privacy and Human Behavior in the Information Age,” with Acquisti, A. and Loewenstein, G. (2015). Science, 347(6221): 509-514.
  • “Would a privacy fundamentalist sell their DNA for $1000... if nothing bad happened thereafter? A study of the Westin categories, behavioral intentions, and consequences,” with Woodruff, A., Pihur V., Acquisti,A., Consolvo, S., and Schmidt, L. (2014). Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS, 27% acceptance rate), ACM New York, NY. IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award Winner.
  • “Spiny CACTOS: OSN Users Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Cryptographic Access Control Tools,” with Balsa, E., Acquisti, A., Diaz, C., and Gürses, S. (2014). Proceedings of the Workshop on Usable Security (USEC).
  • “Misplaced Confidences: Privacy and the Control Paradox,” with Acquisti, A. and Loewenstein, G. (2013). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(3): 340-347 (17% acceptance rate).
  • “Sleights of Privacy: Framing, Disclosures, and the Limits of Transparency,” with Adjerid, I. Acquisti, A. and Loewenstein, G. (2013). Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS, 29% acceptance rate), ACM New York, NY.
  • “Is it the Typeset or the Type of Statistics? Disfluent Font and Self-Disclosure,” with Balebako, R., Pe’er,E., Cranor, L. F. and Acquisti, A. (2013). Proceedings of Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER, 35% acceptance rate), USENIX Association.
  • “Gone in 15 Seconds: The Limits of Privacy Transparency and Control,” with Acquisti, A., Adjerid, I. (2013). IEEE Security & Privacy, 11(4): 72-74.
  • “The Economics of Privacy,” with Acquisti, A. (2012). In Peitz, M. and Waldfogel, J. (Eds.), The Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Brandimarte L. (2004). “The optimal exchange rate regime choice towards EU accession. The case of Estonia.” Mondo Bancario, 4: 51-57.


  • PhD in Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015