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.


Apr 17, 2021

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) anticipates soliciting applications for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using approaches grounded in behavioral science or behavioral economics to examine specific research questions of relevance to social services programs and policies. Click here for more information.

Latest News

May 2022

Congratulations to our newly minted Doctors of Philosophy: Guy, who will be taking a position on the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, and Silvio, who is joining Cornerstone Research. We hope to see them both back often to tell us of their new adventures.

May 2022

Xue-Xin Wei will be presenting his work with Mike on the error structure of visual working memory at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society [VSS 2022].

May 2022

Mike will be a lecturer at the NBER Behavioral Macroeconomics Research Boot Camp this month, and next month at the Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance and at the Sloan-NOMIS Summer School on Cognitive Foundations of Economic Behavior.

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