Daniela Goya-Tocchetto

Assistant Professor
Organization and Human Resources


PhD, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
PhD, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
MSc, London School of Economics, England
MSc, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
BSc, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


  • Organizational Behavior


  • Inequality perceptions and meritocracy beliefs
  • Social class and racial biases in the workplace
  • Moral and political decision-making

Selected Publications

Paek, J. J. W., Goya-Tocchetto, D. & Wade-Benzoni, K. A. (Forthcoming). The Andrew Carnegie Effect: Legacy motives increase the intergenerational allocation of wealth to collective causes. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Goya-Tocchetto, D., Kay, A. C., and Payne, B. K. (Accepted). Can selecting the most qualified candidate be unfair? Learning about socioeconomic advantages and disadvantages reduces the perceived fairness of meritocracy and increases support for socioeconomic diversity initiatives in organizations. Journal of Experimental Psychology General.

Goya-Tocchetto, D. and Davidai, S. (2022) Reducing class-based prejudice with simple reminders of how socioeconomic background impacts individual achievements. Academy of Management Proceedings. *Best Paper

Goya‐Tocchetto, D., & Payne, B. K. (2022). How economic inequality shapes thought and action. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 32(1), 146-161.

Jachimowicz, J. M., Davidai, S., Goya‐Tocchetto, D., Szaszi, B., Day, M. V., Tepper, S. J., ... & Hauser, O. P. (2022). Inequality in researchers’ minds: Four guiding questions for studying subjective perceptions of economic inequality. Journal of Economic Surveys.

Goya-Tocchetto, D., Kay, A. C., Vuletich, H., Vonasch, A., & Payne, K. (2022). The partisan trade-off bias: When political polarization meets policy trade-offs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 98, 104231.

* Covered by Politico

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • NTR-IACM Early Career Scholars Program ($2,000; 2022-24)
  • Best accepted papers in the 2022 Academy of Management Meeting

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • International Association for Conflict Management
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making
  • The PhD Project

Industry Experience

  • An experienced behavioral science consultant for CLOO Behavioral Insights Unit, Goya-Tocchetto has worked with companies based in Portugal and Brazil.