Carsten de Dreu

Economic decisions are often made in groups. We negotiate the price of goods and services, trust others to keep their word, and save to help and support family members and friends. In this type of economic decision-making, an array of psychological and biological processes conspire to ensure such collaborations go well and sometimes derail. Our goal is to gain further insight into these biological and psychological mechanisms to help negotiation, joint problemsolving, and economic behaviour.


I try to understand how people work together when making economic decisions, and why this so often comes with wasteful conflict. In the end such understanding can help people make better decisions, for themselves and for others.

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