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The Cognition and Decision Lab is a joint venture among principal investigators Michael WoodfordMark Dean and Hassan Afrouzi, faculty members of the Economics Department at Columbia University. The lab's aim is to use tools and techniques from Economics, Neuroscience, and Psychology to better understand the cognitive processes underlying economic decision making. Current projects include studying the way in which limited attention is allocated during choice and understanding the role of incomplete preferences in economic decision making. For more information, please contact one of the principal investigators.


Summer 2023

This summer, Dilip and Mark will present their paper "A Better Test of Choice Overload" everywhere on the planet or so, including the Bounded Rationality in Choice Conference (BRIC; June 3-4, Northwestern), the North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (NASM; June 22-25, Los Angeles), and the meeting of the European Economic Association (EEA-ESEM; Aug 28-Sept 1, Barcelona).

Latest News

May 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Susannah Scanlan, who has completed her doctorate and will be joining Capital Fund Management!

May 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Edward Shore! Eddie has completed his doctorate and will be joining the UNSW Business School at the University of New South Wales as an Assistant Professor.

May 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Shin Oblander, who has completed their doctorate and is now an Assistant Professor in Marketing and Behavioral Science at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia!

May 2024

Lucas and Mark have a new working paper titled "Rational Choice Overload."

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