Highlights



    Most of my research focuses on building new models of decision-making capable of explaining behavioral anomalies in both individual decision-making settings and strategic interactions. In the recent years, I have launched two research centers with Juan Carrillo to promote novel methods and approaches in the fields of Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics.
    Theoretical REsearch in Neuroeconomic Decision-making (TREND) dedicates to the dissemination of research in Neuroeconomic Theory. The objective of the field is to build brain based models of decision-making that reflect how information is processed in the brain before a decision is made and implemented. It builds on evidence from neuroscience and neurobiology that documents, among other things, brain modularity and the existence of physiological constraints. This line of research departs from traditional Behavioral Economics and constitutes a promising alternative approach to build realistic models of choices.
    The Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL) dedicates to experimental research with a special emphasis on the collection of non choice data. These include reaction times, data documenting which information is attended to prior to making decisions, electrodermal responses in conjunction to decisions, or brain activity at the time of decisions. Non choice data inform researchers on the mechanisms that underly decision-making and can then be used to build theoretical models of behavior. Recent research also focuses on the differences in both choice and non choice measures across ages and aims at modeling decison-making throughout developmental stages as well as analyzing the effects of the aging process. LABEL's experiments are conducted in our new laboratory, in partnership with other laboratories or at outside sites.