2014 - Colin Camerer

"When Game Theory Predicts Surprisingly Well, and Why"

 

Colin Camerer is the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics at the California Institute of Technology. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1981 and worked at the Kellogg School of Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business before Caltech. He has published more than 150 articles and worked on four books, most notably "Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments on Strategic Interaction" (2003).

Camerer's research group is interested in the psychological and neural basis of choice, strategizing in games and trading in markets. His group uses many methods, including eye tracking, skin conductance response (SCR), functional magnetic resonance imagine (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), animal behavior (chimpanzees), field experiments and analysis of field data including taxi cabs, sports performance and movie revenues.

Camerer has been the past president of the Economic Science Association, which publishes the journal Experimental Economics, the Society for Neuroeconomics, and was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He became a MacArthur Fellow in 2013.