Who I am 

    Aldo Rustichini
    Department of Economics
    University of Minnesota
    1925 4th Street South 4-101
    Hanson Hall
    Minneapolis, MN   55455-0462

    Title: Normative and descriptive aspects of inequality
    Outline: We plan to explore some descriptive and normative aspects of inequality. The underlying theme of the course is 
    ``How should our current growing understanding of the determinants of individual differences (in particular genetic factors) affect our view of classical concepts like welfare analysis and income and wealth distribution?''


    Daniel R. Hawes, Colin G. DeYoung, Jeremy R. Gray, Aldo Rustichini,  Intelligence moderates neural responses to monetary reward and punishment, 

    Journal of Neurophysiology, forthcoming.

    Camillo Padoa-Schioppa,  and Aldo Rustichini, Rational attention and Adaptive Coding: a Puzzle and a Solution,  AER Papers and Proceedings,  forthcoming.

    Proto, E. and Rustichini, A., A reassessment of the Relationship between GDP and Life Satisfaction, PLOS One, 8, 11, 2013; 

    Some comments  here, here and here. The commentator at The Guardian (not this one) seems to get the point: the answer to his rhetorical question is No....

    The Washington Post comments on the paper too. Since I think what we find is being misunderstood, I had to explain my view on this: see here

    Maccheroni, F., Marinacci, M. Rustichini, A., Pride and Diversity in Social Economies, AEJ Micro, forthcoming

    Cerreia-Vioglio, S., Maccheroni, F., Marinacci, M. Rustichini, A. Niveloids and Their Extensions: Risk Measures on Small Domains, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, forthcoming.

    Gurdal, Y., Miller, J., Rustichini, A., Why Blame?,  

    Journal of Political Economy, December 2013.

    Find out here what this is about; you can listen to the explanation from Don Corleone here...

    Rietveld, N. et al., GWAS of 126,559 Individuals Identifies Genetic Variants Associated with Educational Attainment

    Science, May 2013

    Dickhaut, J., Smith, V.  Xin, B. Rustichini, A., Human Economic Choiceas Costly Information Processing,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming

    Burks, S., Carpenter, J., Goette, L., Rustichini, A. 

    Overconfidence and Social Signaling

    Review of Economic Studies, (2013) 80 (3): 949-983

    On the computation of optimal monotone mean–variance portfolios via truncated quadratic utility

     Černý, A., Maccheroni, F., Marinacci, M., Rustichini, A., Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2012

    Self-selection and variations in the laboratory

    measurement of other-regarding preferences across subject pools: evidence from one college student and two adult samples

    Experimental Economics, 2012

    Civai C., Crescentini C., Rustichini A., Rumiati R.

    Equality versus self-interest in the brain: Differential roles of anterior insula and medial prefrontal cortex

    NeuroImage, 2012

    Jaroslaw Grygolec, Giorgio Coricelli and Aldo Rustichini

    Positive interaction of social comparison and personal responsibility for outcomes

    Frontiers in  Psychology, 2012

    Maccheroni, F., Marinacci, M, Rustichini, A. 

    Social Decision Theory: Choosing within and between Groups

    The Review of Economic Studies, 2012

    Hawes, D., Vostroknutov, Rustichini, A.

    Experience and abstract reasoning in learning backward induction 

    Frontiers in Neuroscience, February 2012

    Vostroknutov A, Tobler PN, Rustichini A.

    Causes of social reward differences encoded in human brain

    J Neurophysiol2012, 107, 1403–1412.

    Bault N,  Joffily M, Rustichini A, Coricelli G.

    Medial prefrontal cortex and striatum mediate the influence of social comparison on the decision process

    PNAS, September 20, 2011, 108, 38, 16044-16049


    International Workshop on 
    NeuroEconomics: Recent Advances and Future Directions
    June 15-20, 2014,
    Erice (Italy),
    The goals of this workshop are (1) to reflect critically on the current state of the field, (2) to identify and discuss major issues and future research themes, and (3) to promote interactions between neuroeconomists and other scientists. The lectures and discussion will address many different aspects of research in neuroeconomics including the neurophysiology of economic decisions, perceptual decisions, computational modeling, reinforcement learning, and behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary aspects of risk-taking and decision-making. The 27 invited speakers include leading researchers in neuroeconomics and other fields. We encourage researchers, students, reporters, other professionals, and anyone interested in neuroeconomics to register for this workshop. There will be ample opportunity for informal interaction and discussion among all speakers and other workshop participants.

    For more information, contact and registration, go here

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