Special Issue "The Neuroeconomics of Strategic Thinking"

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2019)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Giorgio Coricelli

Department of Economics, University of Southern California, USA
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Interests: Neuroeconomics, game theory, experimental economics
Guest Editor
Dr. Rosemarie Nagel

Department of Economics, University of Southern California, USA
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Interests: Experimental economics (especially macro experiments), behavioral Economics, neuroeconomics, game theory

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Game theory provides models on the logical reasoning and rationality of social and strategic interactions. Experimental evidence shows departures from such logical reasoning; for example, deviation from equilibrium or miscoordination. Behavioral economics reconciles discrepancies between actual behavior and theoretical reasoning through descriptive models, including findings from the other social sciences, such as psychology and sociology, or natural sciences such as neuroscience and biology. The emergence of bounded rationality models and behavioral game theory provide a theoretical framework to unravel the neural roots of strategic reasoning, and shed light on the decision-making mechanisms involved in social and strategic interaction.

This Special Issue is intended to invite interdisciplinary research in the area of interactive decision making. This can include intersections of economics with neuroscience, computer sciences, psychology, biology, etc. Within this framework, we seek for papers on the neural substrates of equilibrium and non-equilibrium play, and theoretical and empirical work that would identify neural mechanisms associated with strategic thinking in interactive games. In addition, we seek for work on the interplay between uncertainty and belief inference in repeated interactions with a network related with strategic thinking, thus identifying, respectively, neural substrates of strategic uncertainty and strategic learning.

Dr. Giorgio Coricelli
Dr. Rosemarie Nagel
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • game theory
  • neuroeconomics
  • strategic thinking
  • theory of mind
  • strategic learning in repeated games
  • bounded rationality
  • computational models of social interaction

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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