Carnegie Mellon University


Research areas of particular strength within the department include: behavioral decision research, experimental economics, technology and innovation, international relations, and complex adaptive social systems.

As this list indicates, members of the department stress the development of theories of social phenomena that do not always fit neatly into traditional disciplinary boundaries. There is a complementary emphasis on the empirical testing of theory, leading to a common concern with methodology. Much of the research in the department has important public policy implications.

AI Institute for Societal Decision Making

Professors Chapman and Gonzalez

Center for Behavioral Decision Research

Professors Acquisti and Loewenstein

Center for Risk Perception and Communication

Professors Downs and Chapman

Data-Driven Diversity Lab

Professors Manke, Babcock, Jarbo and Kaufman

Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory

Professor Gonzalez