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.
Professor Cleotilde Gonzalez
Professors Alessandro Acquisti and George Loewenstein
Professors Saurabh Bhargava and George Loewenstein