【演講公告】 Upcoming neuroeconomics events: 3/13-15

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Upcoming neuroeconomics events: 3/13-15

In the upcoming neuroeconomics colloquium series, we invite Professor Andrew Caplin from New York University and Professor Peter Bossaerts from California Institute of Technology. The series will include two talks, one by Caplin and the other by Bossaerts, and one roundtable discussion. Please see below for further information. We sincerely invite you and your students to come to the talks and the roundtable event.

About Andrew Caplin
Dr. Caplin is the Silver professor of economics at New York University (NYU) and the co-director of NYU’s Center for Experimental Social Science. Regarded as one of the top economic theorists in the world, Professor Andrew Caplin’s work on economic theory and more recently on neuroeconomics, has been extremely influential. As an economic theorist, his visit will likely enhance our understanding of the possible value of neuroscientific research on economic theory. Caplin is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the Steering Committee of the Health and Retirement Survey.

About Peter Bossaerts
Dr. Bossaerts is the William D. Hacker professor of economics and management and professor of finance at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He is currently the director of Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences at Caltech. Bossaerts is the leading figure in finance theory, neuroeconomics and more recently, neuro-finance and has published articles in leading journals in these fields. In particular, his work on the neural basis of decision under risk and uncertainty, and on how the brain updates knowledge of information regarding risk and uncertainty has been extremely influential to neuroeconomics and decision neuroscience. He is also a fellow of the Econometric Society and the director of the Executive Committee of the European Finance Association.

演講一
時間:3月13日 (星期二) 下午3:30-5:30
地點:陽明大學圖資大樓402室
Speaker: Prof. Andrew Caplin

Title: Imperfect Perception: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Measurement(不完美的知覺:整合理論與測量的蹊徑)
Abstract: Psychologists and economists share an interest in how perceptual constraints impact choice behavior. The talk outlines a new approach to this subject in which theory and experiment are tightly integrated. The results to date provide a proof in principle that this new approach produces valid insights into the link between attentional effort and decision making mistakes. The potential for richer measurement to enhance our understanding of this linkage is stressed.

演講二
時間:3月14日 (星期三) 下午2:20-4:00
地點:台灣大學心理系北館視聽教室
Speaker: Prof. Peter Bossaerts
Title: The Human Brain Behind Financial Skill (理財的大腦)

Abstract: The talk explores the neurobiological foundations of human decision making under uncertainty. What is the role of emotions? How does the brain value uncertain prospects? How exactly do important neuromodulators such as dopamine and norepinephrine influence assessment of risky outcomes? Are social risks encoded differentially, or even separately? What algorithms does the brain use to learn risks through experience? Is problem complexity the right way to define the limits of human rationality?

圓桌討論
時間:3月15日 (星期四) 下午1:30-3:30
地點:台灣大學社科院第28教室
Roundtable discussion with Prof. Andrew Caplin and Prof. Peter Bossaerts
Title: Dialogues on doing research on neuroeconomics: Values and challenges (神經經濟學研究經驗談:展望與挑戰)

Description: In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Caplin and Dr. Bossaerts will share with us their experience in doing research on neuroeconomics and in collaborating with neuroscientists. In particular, they will discuss, from the perspective of someone whose original training was in economics or finance, the value of meeting neuroscience and psychology and the challenges neuroeconomics as an interdisciplinary field faces. Researchers and students from all areas of research are welcome to attend. We especially encourage students with economics background to join us on this roundtable discussion.

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