Ian Krajbich, DSC Director
Department of Psychology and Economics
Ian Krajbich (PhD, Caltech, 2011) is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Economics and the Director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative. His research combines tools from psychology, neuroscience and economics to investigate the mechanisms behind decision-making. Dr. Krajbich is interested both in using economic tasks and theory to better understand cognitive neuroscience, and in using models and measures from cognitive neuroscience to do better economics.
School of Communication
Jason Coronel is an associate professor in the School of Comminication. His research examines how the media environment, in combination with psychological processes, influences political decision making. Dr. Coronel's approach is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together concepts and data from behavioral, psychological, and neurobiological levels of analysis. He use a combination of techniques including event-related potentials, eye movement monitoring, and tDCS to examine the psychological processes that underlie political decision making.
Paul J. Healy
Department of Economics
Paul J. Healy (PhD, Caltech, 2005) is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. His research combines economic theory and laboratory experiments to explore the impact of human behavior in strategic situations, and how policymakers might consider human behavior when designing economic institutions.
Department of Psychology
Kentaro Fujita (PhD, New York University, 2006) is a professor in the Department of Psychology. His research interests focus on why despite possessing remarkable intelligence and reasoning capacity people often make decisions and behave in ways that undermine their valued goals and objectives.
Glenn College of Public Affairs
Stephanie Moulton (PhD, Indiana University, 2008) is an associate professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on the implementation and evaluation of housing and consumer finance policies and programs. She is the principal investigator on a multi-year analysis of reverse mortgage borrowers, funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. She also conducts research on state housing finance agencies (HFAs), including homeownership programs and state administered foreclosure interventions.
Fisher College of Business
Selin Malkoc (PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2006) is an associate professor of Marketing. Her research focuses on the area of consumer behavior. Specifically, her research examines how consumers make decisions where the outcomes are spread over time, as well as how they perceive and consume their time. She has explored why consumers might show impatience despite their best intentions and proposed several mechanisms that can help consumers make better decisions for themselves. Dr. Malkoc also studies how consumers can best allocate their time between work and leisure to maximize their short and long term happiness.
Department of Political Science
Amanda Robinson (PhD, Stanford University, 2013) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on the impact of shared social and political identities on individual decision making, with a particular emphasis on decisions about whom to trust. Dr. Robinson uses behavioral economics and field experiments to study these topics in Sub-Saharan Africa.