About the Shanghai Neuroeconomics Collective
Neuroeconomics is a rapidly growing international academic discipline focused on understanding how and why humans and animals make the decisions that they do. Combining approaches from Economics, Psychology, Neuroscience and Anthropology, the discipline unites scholars from across the academic spectrum to understand how we make decisions with an aim towards treating pathology, understanding consumer behavior and developing better public policies. In the last decade, Centers for the Study of Neuroeconomics have begun to emerge throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. In and around Shanghai, three major research centers have united to build Neuroeconomics in this region. New York University - Shanghai, Duke University Kunshan, and East China Normal University work together to support a regional seminar series, an international summer school, regular regional meetings and a host of other projects designed to enhance the importance of Neuroeconomics within East China.