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. 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

September 05, 2020

The lab is delighted to welcome Susannah Scanlan and Edward Shore who are PhD candidates in the economics program.

June 20, 2020

Mike has posted a new draft of his paper with Joseph Heng and (past Lab visitor) Rafa Polania, "Efficient Sampling and Noisy Decisions," on bioRXiv.

June 20, 2020

Yeji and Mike will be presenting their paper with Rava da Silveira, "Optimally Imprecise Memory and Biased Forecasts," at the conference on "Expectations in Macroeconomic and Financial Models", sponsored by the Becker-Friedman Institute.

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