The Cognition and Decisions lab is a joint venture among principal investigators Michael WoodfordMark Dean and Hassan Afrouzi, faculty members of the Economics Department at Columbia University, and Pietro Ortoleva, Professor of Economics at Princeton 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.

Latest News

February 20, 2020

Arthur and Mike have posted a new paper on bioRXiv: "Efficient Coding of Numbers Explains Decision Bias and Noise.

February 08, 2020

Congratulations to RC Lim for accepting a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University! 

February 07, 2020

Mike will be co-organizing this year's Advanced Summer School in Economics at Hebrew University, with Eric Maskin and Elchanan BenPorat. The theme this year will be "Imprecise Cognition and Economic Behavior." For information and to apply to attend, see

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