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Colin Camerer

Study: Financial Booms May Be Created by Instinctive Behaviors

Or it might be that they think … 'I'm going to buy now and sell before it crashes,'" says co-author Colin Camerer, a professor of behavior economics at Cal Tech. "Some of the people are right, and they actually make a lot of money that way by purely speculating. The question is, who does ...

Happiness is Risky Business

One golden glimmer to emerge from research on risk is that: good risk-taking can be taught, says Barbara Sahakian, professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and ...

Scientists Honored with MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

" Grants were also given to social scientists, including Angela Duckworth, 43, a research psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies how intellectual strengths and personality traits influence educational achievement, and Colin Camerer, 53, a behavioral economist at the ...

Former TED speakers are given MacArthur’s prestigious “genius” award

Economist Colin Camerer (top) is challenging the traditional assumptions about behavioral economics. In his astonishing 2013 talk from TEDxCaltech, he highlighted just how little we understand about other people’s actions, while his innovative approach to economics at Caltech has led ...

Professor Philip Babcock: Gone but Not Forgotten

The lecturer was Colin Camerer, a professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics who studies human behavior and the economy at California Institute of Technology. “Our speaker has been chosen to convey some of the joy Professor Babcock found in applying economics to the world,” said the ...

Behavioral economist, JHU graduate Camerer among 'genius grant' recipients

An early architect of behavioral game theory, CalTech professor earned BA in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins in 1977 at age 17 Hub staff report / September 25, 2013 Posted in Politics+Society Tagged alumni Colin Camerer, a professor of behavioral economics at the California ...

The Marketplace in Your Brain

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NIMH Awards $9 Million Grant to Caltech Researchers

The principal investigators are collaborating closely with several other faculty at Caltech, including Doris Tsao (assistant professor of biology), Colin Camerer (Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics), Peter Bossaerts (William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management and ...

How journalists and press releases rewrite science » MobyLives

For me, the most ethically fraught example of this practice was in “Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy.” In that post, Lehrer wrote: “‘We economists have a widespread view that most people are basically self-interested and won’t try to help other people,’ Colin Camerer, a neuroeconomist at ...

Theorists Compare Government Shutdown To A Not-So-Fun Game : NPR

You know, Steve, I also spoke with Colin Camerer. He's a behavioral game theorist at Caltech. And he told me a couple of things that were interesting about the current standoff. The first thing is because the current standoff is between President Obama and the Republicans, the president ...

Drivers of financial boom and bust may be all in the mind, study finds

" Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics at the California Institute of Technology, said: "There's a mathematical measure of when the flow of traders' orders to buy or sell changes from steady to choppy. A choppy flow is a clue that trades are bunching up around ...

List Of 2013 'Genius Grant' Recipients : NPR

Colin Camerer, 53, Pasadena, Calif. Behavioral economist at the California Institute of Technology whose pioneering research has challenged assumptions in traditional economic models. — Jeremy Denk, 43, New York City. Writer and concert pianist who combines his skills to help readers ...

List of 2013 'Genius Grant' recipients

THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED IN PRINT, ONLINE OR BROADCAST BEFORE 12:01 AM WEDNESDAY - In this Sept. 13, 2013 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Colin Camerer, a behavioral economist at the California Institute of Technology, poses for a ...

Who can help me with this final exam for economic course?

10) Other things being equal, when average productivity falls, 11) According to economist Colin Camerer of the California Institute of Technology, many New York taxi drivers decide when to finish work by setting an income goal for themselves. If this is true, then on busy days when the ...

Field and Lab Convergence in Poisson LUPI Games

Colin Camerer acknowledges support from the NSF HSD program, HSFP, and the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation...

The Truth about Quotas: ‘You Get What You Pay For’ » Knowledge@Wharton

The research, conducted by Colin Camerer of the California Institute of Technology and Richard Thaler at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business among others, showed that higher pay does not lead workers to work more. In fact, they may work less. “… We have within us [a ...

Colin Camerer: Genius Whose Ideas About Behavior Could Change Lives

Caltech's Colin Camerer is a recent recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant to continue his work as a leader of the emerging field of neuroeconomics. Behavioral science received a nice pat on the back in September, when California Institute of Technology neuroeconomist Colin ...

What Causes Some to Participate in Bubble Markets?

“What we find is that the people who are most susceptible to bubbles are not just reckless traders getting caught up in a frenzy,” says Colin Camerer, the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics at Caltech. “Instead, when there are unusual patterns in trading activity, these ...

The Psychological Situation of Markets

“There’s this tug-of-war between economics and psychology, and in this round, psychology wins,” says Colin Camerer, the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the corresponding author of the paper. Indeed, it is difficult to ...

Markets not immune from human irrationality: Study .:. newkerala.com Online News

Colin Camerer, the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the corresponding author of the paper said that there is a tug-of-war between economics and psychology in which psychology wins. Camerer said that it is ...

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