About us

We are passionate about fundamental and translational research, teaching and software engineering in the area of complex decision-making

OUR WORK

We do theoretical and empirical research to address fundamental questions in individual decision-making and markets, with the aim to identify new ways to improve both human and machine decision-making. Most of our current work focuses on complexity of decisions, learning and markets. In our research, we integrate knowledge and methods from decision and game theory with neurobiology, economics and finance, psychology and computer science. Most of our work is based on laboratory experiments. More information is available in the Research section. Our publications are available on the Publications page.

We teach, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and we offer executive education, on topics including behavioural economics/finance, neuroscience of decision-making, algorithmic trading, fintech and research methods. Our teaching builds heavily on our research. More information on the subjects we currently offer is available in the Teaching section.

We also develop software for both research and commercial purposes. Our lab has been closely involved in the development of FLEX-E-MARKETS, a platform for online, continuous double auctions. We use FLEX-E-MARKETS in our research on asset pricing as well as in our teaching. We also develop AlgoHost, a platform for developing and testing trading algorithms.

OUR PEOPLE

Meet our team of economists, neuroscientists, mathematicians and computer scientists. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Opportunities page. This page also contains information for students who are interested in doing a PhD, their Honours research project or an internship with us.

Team photo planning day 2018

OUR PLACE

Our lab is based on the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne, just north of Melbourne's CBD. It is located on the edge of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, Australia’s, and one of the world’s, leading biomedical precincts. It is only a short walk away from the new Melbourne Innovation Districts.

In our research, we collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, as well as at universities around the world including the California Institute of Technology, Cambridge University, University of Minnesota and University of Utah.

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