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DRAŽEN PRELEC

The Digital Equipment Corp. Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management and a Professor of Management Science and Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.Prelec holds appointments in the Department of Economics and in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. His research deals with the psychology and neuroscience of decision-making, including behavioral economics and neuroeconomics, risky choice, time discounting, self-control, and consumer behavior. He works on both the development of normative decision theory and the exploration of the empirical failures of that theory, using behavioral and fMRI methods. A current project on “self-signaling” tries to understand the strange power of non-causal motivation—when individuals favor actions that are diagnostic of good outcomes, even though these actions have little or no causal force. Diagnostic motivation is real, and is probably essential for human self-control. Its cognitive and neural mechanisms are not well understood, however. A second “Bayesian truth serum” project deals with scoring systems for evaluating individual and collective judgment in knowledge domains where no external truth criterion is available. Examples would be long-range forecasts, political or historical inferences, and artistic or legal interpretations. Prelec is developing scoring systems that reward honest judgments and that can identify truth even when majority opinion is wrong. He was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows, and has received a number of distinguished research awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Prelec holds an AB in applied mathematics from Harvard College and a PhD in experimental psychology from Harvard University.
 

HAN BLEICHRODT

Professor of behavioural economics at the Erasmus School of Economics. He completed his Ph.D. in 1996 at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Professor Bleichrodt's research activities focus on decisions under uncertainty and over time. He has a particular interest in those decisions involving health. He is an author and co-author of numerous publications and research work for which he won numerous awards such as Decision Analysis 2003 publications award (best paper published in decision analysis in 2001) and Decision Analysis 2009 publications awards (best paper published in decision analysis in 2007). Between 2014 and 2018, he was a department editor Decision Analysis of Management Science. He is a winner of Top Senior Researcher Erasmus School of Economics (for years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), ERIM High Performance Member (for period from 2010 to 2018); Distinguished Service Award Management Science (for period from 2009 to 2013) and Umbra Erasmi medal Erasmus University in 2015.

 

ZVONIMIR BAŠIĆ

Senior Research Fellow and a member of the Experimental Economics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. The institute is a part of Germany's leading research institution - The Max Planck Society.  Zvonimir is also a member of the Center for Social and Economic Behavior at the University of Cologne (C-SEB). He obtained a PhD in Economics at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) in December, 2018. Furthermore, he finished two master programs —  one at the University of Zagreb with focus on Economics and Finance in September, 2012,  and another at the University of Bonn with focus on Economics in September, 2013. He also obtained a bachelor degree from the University of Zagreb with focus on Economics and Finance in September, 2010. His academic work foremost lies within the field of Behavioral and Experimental Economics where he particularly focuses on understanding i) how economic preferences as well as prosocial and cooperative behavior develops and can be shaped across childhood and adolescence, and ii) how self and social image concerns as well as behavioral norms affect economic decision making. In his work he mostly relies on experimental tools, either by running experiments in the lab, or by setting up labs in the field.

 

SILVIA GOLEM

Associate professor at Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism Split, University of Split and CERGE-EI Teaching Fellow. She obtained her Phd diploma in Economics at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent (UK). At the present time, she teaches different courses: Methodology of Economic Research, Urban Economics, Spatial Economics and Macroeconomic Planning. She actively participates in scientific projects mainly related to methodology of economic research, urban and public economics.

 

 

NICOLAO BONINI

Professor at the Department of Economics and Management and Head of the Consumer Neuroscience Lab at the University of Trento (Field of research: Cognitive psychology). He is also a Former president of the European Association of Decision Making (EADM). He obtained his PhD in experimental psychology at University of Trieste, in 1992. He is an author of numerous studies in the area of decision-making. He won the Prize for the best Italian PhD Thesis, May 1993.

 

IVAN ROMIĆ

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Artificial Intelligence, Optics, and Electronics (iOPEN), Northwestern Polytechnical University, China and a visiting researcher at Statistics and Mathematics College, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China. He obtained a PhD in Computational Economics in June, 2019 from Graduate School of Economics at Osaka City University and master's degree focused on international economics and European integration from Graduate School of Economics at University of Split, Croatia in February, 2013. In his research he uses methods from computational and evolutionary social sciences to tackle issues such as evolution and maintenance of cooperation, trust, and fairness in society and nature.

 

MARKO JUSUP

Assistant professor at the Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Previously, he held a similar position for two years at the Center of Mathematics for Social Creativity, Hokkaido University. He was also a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University. Assistant professor Jusup got his (i) PhD in Environmental Risk Management in March 2012 from Yokohama National University, (ii) an MBA degree in Finance and Banking from Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) in July 2008, as well as (iii) a BS degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Rijeka in November 2003. His research career started in February 2004 at Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI), the largest Croatian national research institution. Over time, he contributed to multiple international scientific projects, including large Pan-European collaborations within the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development. He actively supports the creation of Free Content (e.g. Open Access, Open-source Software, etc.) and other actions improving human liberties.

 

FERNANDO P. SANTOS

Assistant professor at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam (Field of research; Multiagent systems, Game Theory, Complex networks). He completed his MSc in Computer Science (2013) and his PhD (2018) at the University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Lisboa). Between 2018 and 2021, he was a James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University. He won the Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award by the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (2019), the Best PhD Thesis in Artificial Intelligence (2017-2018) by the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence and the INESC-ID award for Best PhD student (2017). He also worked as a research assistant at GAIPS (INESC-ID) and as a member of the ATP-Group. He served as teaching assistant at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of IST and was a visiting student at Princeton University, TU Delft (The Netherlands) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). His research work lies at the interface of AI and complex systems.


JOSIPA VIŠIĆ

Joined the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split team in 2006. She is an associate professor and has been Deputy Head of the Department for Economics at FEBT. She teaches several courses on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels related to microeconomics and corporate restructuring. Further, she has been involved in the Professional practice – Service Learning course as a mentor. Over the years, Josipa has been enrolled in various scientific and professional projects. She is a member of the Croatian Operational Research Society (CRORS) and a member of the organising committee of The International Conference on Operational Research (KOI). Her research interests have previously been related to microeconomic aspects of mergers and acquisitions. However, recently, her research has been more directed toward the economic aspects of robotisation and the ageing of the population. In other words, she plans to focus more on the microeconomic perspective of these two inevitable economic and social changes.

 

ANGELO ROMANO

Postdoctoral researcher at the Leiden University (Field of research; Experimental economics – social psychology). He is interested in understanding the processes involved in human cooperative decision-making. He applies theory and methods from economics, social psychology and evolutionary biology to investigate: (a) the relation between ingroup favoritism and reputation-based cooperation, (b) the predictive power of different psychological mechanisms (e.g. reciprocity, conformity) in promoting cooperation, and (c) cross-cultural differences in intergroup discrimination in trust and cooperation. He completed Master's degree in mind sciences summa cum laude from the University of Turin (2012-2014) and Double Ph.D. at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands and University of Turin, Italy in January, 2018. He is a winner of Otto Hahn Medal for the year 2018 by the Max Planck Society for his work on human cooperation and parochial altruism across societies; best dissertation in social psychology award in Italy (for the year 2017-2018); ASPO award for best dissertation in the Netherlands; Faculty Junior Career Award, Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Best Presentation Award, 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas (2017).

 

GIULIANA SPADARO

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is interested in understanding how trust and cooperation vary across the globe, and how institutions can account for this variation. Her work is at the intersection of cultural psychology, social psychology, and behavioral economics and she applies different methods such as meta-analyses, experiments, and analyses of large-scale surveys. She completed a Master's degree in Mind Science (University of Torino, IT), and a PhD in Psychological, Anthropological, and Education Science (University of Torino, IT). She is co-director of the Cooperation Databank, an open access, machine-readable, dataset of empirical studies on human cooperation. For this work, she is among the recipients of the Open Science Award (2021) - Awarded by Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL).

ANA KUNDID NOVOKMET

Associate professor at Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split. She has been lecturing various financial courses for almost 15 years (Bank management, Theory of financial intermediation, Banking, Financial markets, Investment banking). She is also CERGE-EI Foundation Local Instructor for Financial markets. Her research interests are within banking regulation, capital requirements regulation, bank financial management, alternative banking business models, financial innovations, and behavioral finance. She is a member of Croatian Operational Research Society and Croatian Economic Association. Her current research work is dedicated to bank managers’ risk-taking activities, individual risk tolerance and systemic risk. She is also engaged in the SEA-EU project as an expert in the area of sustainable development.

 

LENA MALEŠEVIĆ PEROVIĆ

Full professor at Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism Split, University of Split and Head of doctoral studies in Economics at the same Faculty. She is also CERGE-EI (Prague, Czech Republic) Teaching Fellow. She obtained her MA in 2002, and Phd in 2007 at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent (UK). She teaches Macroeconomics I, II and III and Macroeconomic Planning at the undergraduate and graduate level. She actively participates in domestic and international scientific projects. Her research interests include fiscal and monetary policy, issues of growth, inflation, public debt, government expenditures and sustainable development.  Her current research work is dedicated to behavioral and experimental economics.