Visitors

LONG-TERM VISITORS
 

Roland Bénabou (Economics) – Princeton University

Roland’s research spans both macroeconomic and microeconomic areas, such as the interplay of inflation and imperfect competition, or speculation and manipulation in financial markets.

SHORT-TERM VISITORS
 

Coren Apicella (Anthropology; Sociology) – Harvard University

Coren's work specializes in mate selection and attraction, behavioral endocrinology, behavior genetics, sex differences, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology and social networks and the evolution of cooperation. Her research has been featured in media outlets worldwide, including BBC, ABC's Nightline and New York Times.

David Austen-Smith (Political Science)-Northwestern University

David Austen-Smith is the Peter G. Peterson Professor of Corporate Ethics, and Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is also Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences Director, Ford Motor Center for Global Citizenship.

Amy Austin-Holmes (Sociology) - American University in Cairo

Amy is an assistant professor of sociology at The American University in Cairo. She is currently finishing a book manuscript entitled Contentious Allies: Social Unrest and the American Military Presence in Turkey and Germany 1945-2005 under contract with Cambridge University Press. This manuscript represents the first social history of the US military presence in Turkey and Germany.

Eduardo Azevedo (Organization theories ; behavioral economics) – Harvard University

Eduardo’s research interests focus on Applied Microeconomic Theory, Market/Mechanism design. He also works on Psychology and Economics, Finance, Industrial Organization.

Robert Barsky (Literature) – University of Vanderbilt

Robert is a professor in the French and Italian Dept. and the English Department at Vanderbilt University. He is an expert on Noam Chomsky, literary theory, refugees, immigration and refugee law.

Naomi Beck (Anthropology) - Max Planck Institute

Naomi's research interests are history of evolutionary theory, the use of evolutionary concepts in economic and political thought.

Michael Becher (Political Science)- University of Konstanz

Michael is an Assistant Professor for Political Economy at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz.

Visit: March 2016
His webpage

Cristina Bicchieri (Philosophy) - University of Pennsylvania

Cristina's intellectual affinities lie at the border between philosophy, game theory and psychology. Her primary research focus is on judgment and decision making with special interest in decisions about fairness, trust, and cooperation, and how expectations affect behavior.

Sam Bowles (Economics) - Santa Fe Institute

Sam is Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute where he heads the Behavioral Sciences Program. His recent studies on cultural and genetic evolution have challenged the conventional economic assumption that people are motivated entirely by self-interest.

Robert Boyd (Anthropology) - UCLA

Robert's research interests are biological anthropology, mathematical models of cultural evolution, evolutionary theory. His research is focused on the evolutionary psychology of the mechanisms that give rise to and shape human culture, and how these mechanisms interact with population dynamic processes to shape human cultural variation.

Redouan Bshary (Biology) - Université de Neuchâtel

Redouan's research focus is on cooperation within and between species
(mutualism). He aim to test game theoretic models and to refine them
in collaboration with theoreticians. Furthermore, he is interested in
links between a game theoretic approach, animal cognition and
behavioural endocrinology. A major future topic will be decision
making in the context of social strategies.

Christopher Chabris (Psychology) - Union College

Christopher's research focuses on how people differ from one another in mental abilities and patterns of behavior, and how cognitive illusions affect our decisions. He has published papers on a diverse array of topics, including human intelligence, beauty and the brain, face recognition, the Mozart effect, group performance, and visual cognition.

Gary Charness (Economics) – University of California Santa Barbara

Gary’s research is primarily experimental and behavioral in nature, in areas such as game theory, behavioral contract theory and mechanism design, labor economics, network formation, and bargaining.

Tom Clark (Political Science)- Emory University

Tom S. Clark is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science. His research focuses on judicial politics, American political institutions, rational choice institutionalism. Current research projects include topics on the development of statistical models of legal doctrine, federal court oversight of state courts, and litigation in the judicial hierarchy.
His webpage

Tim Clutton-Brock (Behavioural Ecology) - University of Cambridge

Tim's research focusses both on the evolution of animal breeding systems and on the way in which these affect population dynamics and selection.

Andrew Daughety (Law and Economics)- Vanderbilt University

Andrew's research relating to law focuses on models of settlement and negotiation, models of courts and court systems, products liability and safety, privacy, the market for legal services, and litigation funding. He is an associate editor of The Rand Journal of Economics and a past co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. He recently served on the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association.

Alexandre Debs (Political Science) - Yale University

Alexandre is interested in the politics of weak institutions. His current projects look at the causes of international conflict, nuclear proliferation, and democratization.

Eric Dickson (Politics and Psychology)- New-York University

Eric's research spans experimental economics, political psychology, and (evolutionary) game-theoretic models of politics.

His webpage

Peter Gärdenfors (Cognitive Science) - Lund University

Peter has published more than 250 articles in various journals and books. The journals are within philosophy, cognitive science, logic, artificial intelligence, economics, management science, linguistics, psychology, sociology and biology.

Sanjeev Goyal (Economics) - University of Cambridge

Sanjeev is a pioneer and leading international scholar in the study of social and economic networks. His book, `Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks`, was published in 2007 by Princeton University Press. A Chinese translation appeared in 2010.

Pauline Grosjean (Economics)- Australian School of Business

Pauline’s research deals with how culture and institutions shape institutions and economic behavior. Some of her work on trust, violence, and political preferences has been published in the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Growth, and The Journal of Law and Economics.
Her personal webpage

Jacob Groshek (Media and Communication) – University of Melbourne

Jacob is an assistant professor in the Media and Communication Department at Erasmus University. His area of expertise concerns new media technologies and political change at the macro and micro levels, but also extends to analyses of media content and advanced quantitative methods.

Michael Gurven (Evolutionary Anthropology)- University of California

Professor Gurven focuses his research in two principal areas: human social behavior and life history evolution. He has studied how members of small-scale societies organize inter-personal relations to solve salient, recurrent economic problems.
His webpage

Henry Hansmann (Law) – Yale Law School

Henry is Professor of Law in Yale Law School. He has written extensively about nonprofit organizations, the relationship between contract law and organizational law, the historical evolution of organizational forms, and the structure of property rights.

Anne Kandler (Mathematics) - Santa Fe Institute

Anne is a mathematician with broad interests in modeling and analyzing cultural shift processes. This includes understanding the role of demography, social transmission rules, social hierarchies or changes in the cultural environment on those processes but also exploring environmental or social factors that can initiate cultural shift.

Timur Kuran (Economics & Political Science) - Duke University

Timur is Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on social change, including the evolution of preferences and institutions, and the economic history and thought of the Middle East.

Nippe Lagerlöf (Economics) - Stockholm University

Nippe research interests' lie at the intersection of economic growth, political economy, and economic history.

Laurent Lehmann (Biology) - University of Lausanne

Laurent develops mathematical and simulation models in order to study the evolution of social behaviors; in particular helping behaviors (cooperation, altruism, benevolence) and harming behaviors (spite, warfare, malevolence, exploitation).

Stephen Maurer (Law) – Berkeley Law School

Stephen’s research interests include innovation, science policy, and terrorism/homeland security. His work has appeared in multiple publications including Nature, Science, Economica, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

Lydia Mechtenberg (Economics) - University of Hamburg

Lydia's research fields are Experimental Economics, Micro Economics, Economics of Education, Political Economics and Law and Economics.

Christopher Meissner (Economics) – University of California Davis

Chris is an associate Professor of Economics at the University of California Davis. His research focuses on international financial crises, exchange rate policy and international trade and finance, often with a long-run perspective on each.

Michelle Meyer (Bioethics Policy) - Union Graduate College–Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Bioethics Program

Michelle is Assistant Professor and Director of Bioethics Policy in the Union Graduate College–Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Bioethics Program, where she teaches Law and Bioethics, Public Health Ethics, Advanced Bioethics Policy: Philosophical, Economic, and Psychological Foundations, and a survey of contemporary policy issues in the biosciences.

Manfred Milinski (Evolutionary Ecology) - Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Manfred is the Head of the Department of Evolutionary Ecology. His research interests are the evolution of sex and mate choice,the evolution of complex parasite life-cycles and the evolution of cooperation.

Massimo Morelli (Political Science) - Columbia University

Massimo's research fields are Contracts and Organization, Development Economics, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Public Economics.

Roland Pongou (Economics) - Ottawa University

Roland 's research interests are Economics of Fidelity, Network Theory and Applications, Organizational Economics, Political Economy and Social Statistics and Demography.

Roger Myerson (Economics) - University of Chicago

Roger has made seminal contributions to the fields of economics and political science. In game theory, he introduced refinements of Nash's equilibrium concept, and he developed techniques to characterize the effects of communication when individuals have different information. His analysis of incentive constraints in economic communication introduced several fundamental which that are now widely used in economic analysis, including the revelation principle and the revenue-equivalence theorem in auctions and bargaining.

Jason Reifler (Political Science) - University of Exeter

Jason is currently a Senior Lecturer of Politics at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He study political behavior, with most of his time devoted to studying public opinion about foreign policy, correcting factual misperceptions held by citizens, and voting behavior.

Jennifer Reinganum (Law and Economics) - Vanderbilt University

Jennifer's legal research focuses on models of settlement negotiation, models of courts and court systems, products liability and safety, privacy, the market for legal services, and litigation funding. She is a former editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, a co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the current president of the American Law and Economics Association.

Michael Riordan (Industrial Organization Economics) - Columbia University

Michael's recent research interests include topics on telecommunications, antitrust, and oligopoly. He has written numerous journal articles on these and other industrial organization topics including regulation, contract theory, defense procurement, health services, vertical integration, internal organization of firms, and product quality.

Howard Rosenthal  (Political Science) – Princeton University

Howard is Professor of Politics. His research interests are Voting and Coalition Theory, Political Economy of Finance, Taxation, and Public Goods, American and European Politics, Political and Economic History.

Walter Scheidel (Classics and History) - Stanford University

Walter's main research interests are ancient social and economic history, pre-modern historical demography, and comparative and transdisciplinary approaches to world history.

Alan Schwartz (Law) - Yale Law School and Yale School of Management

Alan’s academic specialties include corporate finance and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, contracts and commercial transactions. He has published numerous articles and books in these fields. He has been identified, by the Institute of Scientific Information, as being in the top one half of one percent of social scientists worldwide in total citations, and by Heinlineonline as one of the fifty most cited law professors of all time.

Cédric Sueur (Ecology, Physiology and Ethology) - Strasbourg University

Cédric's research interests are: Leadership, collective decision-making, group cohesion, social network, Levy walk, modelling...

Anton Suvorov (Economics) - New Economic School Moscow

Anton is TransTeleCom Assistant Professor at New Economic School and Lead Economist at CEFIR in Moscow.
His research interests are Behavioral Economics, Contract Theory, Industrial Organization, Experimental Economics and Corporate Finance.

Balazs Szentes (Economics) - London School of Economics

Balazs is currently Professor of Economics at STICERD. His research interests are Game Theory and Microeconomic Theory.

Flavio Toxvaerd (Economics) - University of Cambridge

Flavio's research interests are: Microeconomic Theory. Game Theory, Finance, Industrial Organisation, Economic Epidemiology.

Ben Trumble (Biology) - University of California Santa Barbara

Ben's research focuses on hormone-behavior interactions; specifically the relationship between testosterone, behavior, environment, and the implications this has for male health and life histories.

Kathryn Vasilaky (Development Economics)- Columbia University

Kathryn is a development economist who is interested in social networks, how social networks affect group and individual choices, and the resulting equity (or inequities) that results from those decisions.

Her personal webpage

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