Behavior and Society Working Group


We explore the relationship between individual behavior and institutional and socio-economic structures. Join us to draw upon  psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and philosophy, as well as behavioral and experimental economics.

Daniel Fernando de Souza (University of Turin, Italy)
Arzu Shipstone (Prince Sultan University, UK)
Livia Jessica Dell’Anna (University of Salento, Italy)



Research themes

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Decision making
  • Emergence of social phenomena from individual/psychological effects
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Cognitive Economics
  • AI & Behavioral Science

Research Question 

  • Recognizing biases inherent in its thought, is it possible to build a better kind of economics?
  • How does human behavior differ from the rational agent in economics and what are the consequences for economic theorizing?
  • How do emotions impact economic behavior?
  • Where do economic preferences come from, and what are they?
  • What is the role of narratives in economic decisions and behavior?
  • What is the social role of economists?
  • How can we account for the influence of power in economic analysis?
  • How do culture and economic decision making interact?
  • What is the impact of AI on society and human behavior?
  • How can we construct the microfoundations that reflect the heterogeneity of all market agents?

Other Projects Planned 

  • Workshop on AI, Technological Change, Behavior and Society

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • Cognitive Economics Society
  • London Behavioral Economics Network
  • Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network


You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 



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