Current Students (Starting 2011)

Panagiotis Papaeconomou

Panagiotis Papaeconomou holds a 4 year BA in Human Development (honours in Psychology), an MSc Research Methods in Psychology from the University College London, and an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. His MSc thesis dealt with methodological developments in measuring risk perception and his MPhil thesis explored individual differences in instance-based decision making under risk and uncertainty. His PhD research aims to examine how affect, personality, and genetic endowment predict risk-taking behaviour in lab based and real world financial transactions.
Keywords: Anomalies in economic behaviour, behavioural economics, bounded rationality, cognitive bias, consumer behaviour, decision theory, formal rationality, framing, heuristics and biases, prospect theory, loss aversion, risky choice, intertemporal choice theory, present bias, time inconsistency and procrastination, risk preferences, risk perception, substantive rationality, reinforcement sensitivity theory, emotional processing, risk as feelings, uncertainty.
Classification of interests: Individual differences and financial decision-making under risk and uncertainty, learning and social influence in financial transactions, descriptive models of human decision behaviour, relation of behavioural economics to other disciplines and how they can inform public and economic policy, information security.