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Daniel Kahneman

Israeli-American psychologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. With Amos Tversky and others, Kahneman established a cognitive basis for common human errors which arise from heuristics and biases (Kahneman & Tversky, 1973; Kahneman, Slovic & Tversky, 1982; Tversky & Kahneman, 1974), and developed prospect theory (Kahneman & Tversky, 1979). He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work in prospect theory. In 2011, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine...

Thorsten Kahnt

About himself: the ultimate goal of my research is to understand the neural processes that determine how individuals make decisions and how the consequences of their decisions affect future choices. Therefore, I investigate how the brain represents the variables that guide our behavior and how learning changes these variables. To address these questions, I use a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), computational models of learning and decision making and multivariate analysis techniques borrowed from machine learning. Before I moved to Zurich, I studied psychology in Berlin and obtained my PhD in Neuroscience...

Sebastian Kube

Dr. rer. pol. (Doctorate in Economics). He researches at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience (University of Bonn, Germany). Since 2009 Vice Director of the BonnEconLab. His recent research interests cover factors that shape the cooperation in groups and their application to working teams – in particular how these factors interact with social motives of the team members. In general, he is using experimental methods to explore research questions from the fields of labor economics, personnel economics, public economics and law.

David Laibson

One of his most prominent early contributions has been the "Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting" paper in QJE, 1997 where he studied the intertemporal behavior of a time-inconsistent consumer. This work provides a tractable model for self-control problems, in which agents have difficulty sticking to their long-term goals. Agents in Professor Laibson's models generally value "commitment devices," such as 401(k) plans or housing equity, that let them accumulate assets without as much temptation to splurge. These models also explain the "debt puzzle," that American consumers demonstrate both short-run impatience and...

Tony Lawson

Tony Lawson’s primary field of interest is the Philosophy of Social Science, and in particular Social Ontology. Trained as a mathematician, and formerly a member of the Cambridge Growth Project under the leadership of Professor Sir Richard Stone, Lawson, who current holds a Professorial Fellowship of the Independent Social research Foundation, is also Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Lawson sits on numerous Editorial Boards including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, and Feminist Economics, and is sole editor of the Routledge book series Economics as social Theory.  

George Loewenstein

American educator and economist. He is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology in the Social and Decision Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon University and director of the Center for Behavioral Decision Research. He is a leader in the fields of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics. especially known for his work regarding intertemporal choice and affective forecasting. Hot-cold empathy gaps are one of Loewenstein's major contributions to behavioral economics. The crux of this idea is that human understanding is "state dependent," that is, when one is angry it is difficult to understand what it is like...

Philippos Louis

Ph.D. in Economic Analysis Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Post-doctoral Researcher University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Research Interests: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Organizational Economics, Economics of Information, Political Economy, Social Networks, Experimental Economics. Work in progress: Dynamic multi-sender cheap-talk; Information aggregation in online forums (with Pau Balart); ’Yes PM’. The institutionally inherited irresponsibility of representative democracy party leaders (with Dimitris Xefteris). Lecturer: Decision Analysis, undergraduate.European University Center for Management Studies.

María Sáez Martí

Studied at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences where she obtained the title of Master of Sciences (MSc) and at University College London where she obtained the title of Doctor in Philosophy (PhD 1995). Since then she has held academic positions at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Stockholm School of Economics and at the University of London. Her current research topics are game theory and microeconomics with special emphasis on preference formation and the role of cultural transmission in economics. This line of research is in contrast with traditional economic theory which assumes that preferences are given and exogenous...

Kevin McCabe

Scholar at the Mercatus Center, a professor of economics and law at George Mason University, and is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) at George Mason University. His research interests are neuroeconomics, experimental economics, economic systems design, and social change. Professor McCabe serves on the board of directors and as a distinguished research scholar for the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE). Professor McCabe earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. His findings suggest that encouraging pre-trial settlements...

Marius Moisa

PhD in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tbingen. Responsible for developing and optimizing hard- and software solutions for concurrent brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) and neuroimaging (fMRI) as well as assessing and mitigating the effects of these techniques on MR image quality. Dr. Moisa is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS Lab), University of Zürich, Switzerland. His current research topic is the combination of brain stimulation methods (TMS, tDCS) and functional imaging (fMRI).

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