Risk, Behaviour and Regulation

Description

This project is investigating how humans and other species behave and make decisions in the face of risky and uncertainty.  This cross-species work provides a perspective on how much of our risk decision-making behaviour is deeply engrained by evolution versus how much is learned and/or socially and culturally mediated.  The project is drawing on recent findings across evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, maths, and economics among many other disciplines.  The project will investigate the implications of its findings for public policy and regulation in the financial services sector.

Project Leader / Primary Investigator

Prof. Lord John Krebs, Prof. Alex Kacelnik, Eric Beinhocker

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