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João Paulo Fontes Duarte


João Duarte is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the Institute of Management and a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Tuck School of Business, at Dartmouth College. He uses experimental and simulation methods to understand how knowledge of second-best solutions affects organizational search and decision-making. He also has ongoing projects where he studies the impact of peer-performance information and advice-seeking behavior on organizational performance. Before joining the PhD program, João worked as Laboratory Manager and Teaching Assistant at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics and as a Research Assistant for ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, where he obtained a MSc in Social and Organizational Psychology and a BSc in Psychology. João has also held non-academic positions in Human Resources Management.


  • Doctoral Research Fellow, Tuck School of Business, 2017–present
  • PhD Student, Teaching Assistant, University of Lugano, 2014–present
  • Laboratory Manager (Experimental Research in Management and Economics), Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant, Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, 2012–14
  • Graduate Research Assistant, CIS – Lisbon University Institute, 2011
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, CIS – Lisbon University Institute, 2011


  • Human Resources Consultant, Elevus, People and Business Results, Almada, Portugal, 2011–12
  • Human Resources Intern, Erich Brodheim, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal, 2010–11


  • With T. Wahle, “The Curse of Knowledge: How Knowledge about Nth Best Solutions Affects Organizational Search”
  • With T. Wahle, “Barking up the Wrong Tree? The Double-Edged Sword of Peer Performance Information”
  • With T. Wahle, “Relying on Transparency: When Less is More”
  • “Knowing Too Much but Showing Too Little: the Use of Negative Knowledge in Organizational Decision-Making”
  • With R.C. Vale, “Classification of FMCG Product Macro-Categories on the Utilitarian vs. Hedonic Dimensions,” Laboratório de Psicologia, 11(1), 2013