The State of Mind in Economics




Experts in the fields of economics, behavioural and cognitive sciences, psychology and philosophy joined leading neuroscientists at a New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) workshop to answer the question: What has neuroeconomics and the study of the neural processes involved in decision making told us that we could not have learned from direct observation of human behaviour?

Participants gave a personal evaluation of the state of the subject in light of their own work and experience, indicating what they find to be important (or maybe even misleading) in current research and what should be envisaged, investigated and discussed from here on. Cambridge University Press will publish the proceedings as “The State of Mind in Economics”.


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Date & Venue

30-31 October 2017

OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal - 75775 Paris

Registration By invitation only. Please contact [email protected]
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Monday 30 October

09:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 10:00

Welcome and introduction


Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20


Alan Kirman, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; CAMS

  Miriam Teschl, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, GREQAM
10:00 - 10:50 Drazen Prelec, MIT Sloan School of Management
Honest neurons: A framework for a neural economics” (pdf)
10:50 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:10 Aldo Rustichini, University of Minnesota
"Intelligence and strategic behaviour" (pdf)
12:10 - 14:00 Lunch 
12:30 - 13:30

New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Seminar for OECD delegations and staff: What does neuroeconomics imply for economics and policy?

14:00 - 14:50 Ernst Fehr, Universität Zürich
“Understanding Leadership - A Neuroeconomic Approach” [not available till publication]
14:50 - 15:40 Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology
"The value of neuroscience in economics, illustrated by habit" (pdf)
15:40 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:50 Giorgio Coricelli, University of Southern California
"Strategizing and attention in games"
16:50 - 17:40 Tobias Kalenscher, Universität Düsseldorf
"How stress hormones influence judgment, choice and social preferences" (pdf)
17:40 - 18:10 Christine Böhm, Siemens Healthineers
"Brain imaging - fMRI and beyond" (pdf)
18:00 Cocktail
20:00 Dinner 
Tuesday 31 October
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:20 David Tuckett, University College London
"Narrative, Emotion and Mental States" (pdf)
10:20 - 11:10 Hilke Plassmann, INSEAD
"Dietary Self-Control in Health and Disease" (pdf)
11:10 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:30 Edmund Rolls, Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience and the University of Warwick
"Neuroeconomics: noise in the brain, impulsiveness, and economic decision-making" (pdf)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 - 14:50

Fabio Babiloni, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
"Social neuroscience by EEG hyperscanning" (pdf)

14:50 - 15:40 Mike Koenigs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Neuroeconomics in the clinic and courtroom" (pdf)
15:40 - 16:10 Break
16:10 - 17:00

Kevin McCabe, George Mason University
"Extended Cognition in Economic Systems" (pdf)

17:00 -17:50

Florent Meyniel, CEA-Saclay, France
"Learning in an uncertain and changing world" (pdf)


Closing remarks by Alan Kirman, EHESS, CAMS; AMU




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