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Ernst Fehr

Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research and chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. His research covers the areas of the evolution of human cooperation and sociality, in particular fairness, reciprocity and bounded rationality. He is also well known for his important contributions to the new field of neuroeconomics, as well as to behavioral finance and experimental economics. According to IDEAS/REPEC, he is the second-most influential German-speaking economist, and is ranked at 99th globally and has been candidate to be laureated with the Nobel Prize of Economics.

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Grainne Fitzsimons

Ph.D., New York University, Psychology. Associate Professor Management, Fuqua School of Business Member, DIBS Center, D-CIDES MemberMy research focuses on self-regulation, or how people guide their thoughts, feelings, and behavior in an effort to move toward desired end-states. In the Brain Sciences, I am interested in understanding the neurological basis of self-regulation, and how social situations can shape these processes.

Guillaume Frechette

About hinself: My interests revolve around the testing of economic models, mostly having to do with Industrial Organization and Political Economy. This has led me to work on bargaining and infinitely repeated games. I was trained under John H. Kagel at Ohio State University and then Alvin E. Roth at Harvard University. The bulk of my work uses data from laboratory experiment, although some of my work uses field data. My work on bargaining started with "Bargaining in Legislatures: An Experimental Investigation of Open versus Closed Amendment Rules" co-authored with John H. Kagel and Steven F. Lehrer which came out in the American Political Science Review.

Cinzia Giorgetta

Full Degree cum laude in Psychology, University of Urbino. PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Psychophysiology and Personality at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. Specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy at the School in Cognitive Psychotherapy, SPC, Italy. Post-doc fellow in the Neural Decision Science Lab, Department of Cognitive Science (DiSCoF) and Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento. Research Interests: The role of emotion in decision-making; application of neuroeconomics to psychopathological disorders. About herself: My research activity is mainly focused on the field of Neuroeconomics.

Paul Glimcher

About himself: My post-doctoral training was in oculomotor physiology. Working with Prof. David Sparks researching the brainstem and mesencephalic nuclei that control eye rotations, I uncovered evidence that structures participating in the execution of saccadic eye movements might be involved in planning those movements as well. Evidence of this type has been accumulating throughout the neuraxis, but few signals have been associated with any one of the covert processes postulated to intervene between sensation and action. As a result, over the past decade my laboratory has focused on the identification and characterization of signals...

Todd Hare

About himself: Decision making is a core aspect of human behaviors and the ability to make good choices is necessary for personal health and happiness as well as the efficient functioning of society as a whole. Our goal is to understand the neural mechanisms of decision making in healthy, typical populations as well as how these processes become dysfunctional in specific behavioral disorders and pathophysiologies.My previous research has examined the neural networks that mediate decision making for various reward types (primary, monetary, social). We have shown that while key areas of the decision network are recruited across choice domains...

Hauke Heekeren

President-Elect Society for Neuroeconomics. Board member Society for Neuroeconomics. Chief Editor Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. Accociate Editor Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Deputy speaker of the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”. Professor of Affective Neuroscience and Psychology of Emotion? Freie Universität Berlin. Co-Director of the Dahlem Institute for the Neuroimaging of Emotion. Research fields: perceptual decision making, motivation and affect in decision making,  cognitive and affective components in normal and disturbed social cognition, multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI, NIRS, EEG, TMS).

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Hazel Henderson

Henderson is now a television producer for the public television series Ethical Markets. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California (Santa Barbara) and held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California (Berkeley). She has also been a traveling lecturer and panelist. Recently, she has served on the boards of such publications as Futures Research Quarterly, The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (US), Resurgence, Foresight and Futures (UK). She advised the US Office of Technology Assessment and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.

Geoffrey Hodgson

About himself: My current research focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of institutional and evolutionary economics. How are institutions built up and sustained? What are their economic and other effects? How do they evolve? This research agenda has immediate applications for the understanding of learning, routines, technological change, and economic development. One focus is on the theory and nature of the firm, and its place in a broader theory of institutions and institutional change. Another focus is on the evolution of institutions, the application of Darwinian principles to socio-economic evolution...

Marco Janssen

About hin self and his activities: Our societies experience unprecedented challenges to sustain common resources at a scale we have never seen before. I want to understand how people solve collective problems at different levels of scale, My research focuses on problems related to sustainability of the environment. My questions pertain to: What makes groups cooperate? What is the role of information? How does the ecological context affect the social fabric? How do people deal with a changing environment? How can we use these insights to address global challenges? To address these questions I combine behavioral experiments...

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