What is it, what research is ongoing, and what are the current graduate programs.

Welcome to the Neuroeconomics page, the one stop shop for understanding what neuroeconomics is, current ongoing research, and a review of the neuroeconomics programs currently offered.

A relatively new field that has emerged over the last few years in social neuroscience is called neuroeconomics. It is a synergistic blend of psychology, neuroscience, and economics to try and create a better model about decisions, interactions, and risks and rewards. Here is a review article from George Mason University that explains exactly what neuroeconomics is.

There has been much research ongoing about neuroeconomics and it is a very promising field. The recent recession/economic crisis along with the failure of many financial banks has fueled the industry with some great case studies with the results possibly having huge implications in understanding how current risk/reward situations for financial banks may be detrimental.

This video from the director of the Claremont Graduate University's Neuroeconomics Program, Paul Zak, shows what his research offers in understanding markets:

Here is a link to all the current research institutions that are working on neuroeconomics:

ATR International, Computational Neuroscience Laboratories

Baylor College of Medicine Human Neuroimaging Lab

Neuroeconomics at Caltech - The Camerer Lab

University of Cape Town School of Economics

Duke University Center for Neuroeconomic Studies

George Mason University Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Center for Experimental Business Research

University of Illinois Neuroeconomics Laboratory

Universiteit Maastricht Department of Psychology

University of Muenster The Muenster School of Business Administration and Economics

New York University Center for Neuroeconomics

University College London Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit

University of Zurich Research Priority Program on the Foundations of Human Social Behavior

Click here for a review of the current Neuroeconomic programs