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Caltech researcher Colin Camerer wins MacArthur Prize

Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
MacArthur Foundation September 25, 2013

Congratulations to Caltech researcher Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences who was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

Colin Camerer is a pioneering economist whose research challenges assumptions about human behavior in the traditional models used by economists. Particularly adept at designing original and effective empirical experiments to explore and refine economists’ predictive models, Camerer’s seminal studies provide strong evidence of the inconsistencies between classical economic principles of rationality and observed choices and behavior of real people, leading to new theories...

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