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April 11, 2014 - 12:00am

SIEPR Policy Forum on Neuroeconomics

SIEPR Policy Forum on Neuroeconomics

How do our brains shape our policy choices, including those problems we ignore?

The last decade has seen an explosion of research connecting economic decision-making and neuroscience.  Neuroeconomists use brain activity to determine how we fram economic and policy decisions, handle risk, and anticipate our future.

Leading researchers, policy makers, and "neuro-startups" will discuss this fascinating and rapidly developing area.  Join us for the SIEPR Policy Forum on Neuroeconomics- your brain will approve!

SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

April 11, 2014

10:10am to 11:30am
Session 1
Our Brains, Our Choices
Presenter(s) : 
  • Sam McClure,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford "How We Think About the Future"
  • Cary Frydman,  Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC "Optimal Financial Decision-Making Using Neuroeconomics"
11:30am to 12:00pm
Session 2
From the Brain to White House Policy
Presenter(s) : 

Maya Shankar, White House Office of Science Technology and Policy,

"Building a Bridge Between Academic Research and the Federal Government"

1:00pm to 1:45pm
Session 3
The Grand Challenge of the Brain
Presenter(s) : 

William Newsome, Co-Chair, U.S. Presidential Brain Initiative, Harman Family Provostial Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford

"The Presidential Brain Initiative"

1:45pm to 3:15pm
Session 4
Neuroeconomics Breakthroughs and Lessons
Presenter(s) : 
  • Antonio Rangel, Bing Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology and Economics, California Institute of Technology "The Neuroeconomics of Self-Control"
  • Brian Knutson, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Stanford "Neural Predictors of Purchases:  Progress and Perils"
3:15pm to 3:50pm
Session 5
The Business of the Brain
Presenter(s) : 

Panel discussion on how companies are using the insights of neuroeconomics.