I am a PhD candidate in Economics. My research areas are behavioral economics, experimental economics and neuroeconomics. I focus on applying methodologies from neuroscience to questions in economic and financial decision making. My dissertation is entitled, Computational biases in decision-making under risk. Here is my CV.
Email: vanessa at caltech dot edu Office: Baxter 332E Office Phone: (626) 395-5988 Address: Mail Code 228-77
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
PublicationsEmpathic choice involves vmPFC value signals that are modulated by social processing implemented in IPL, with Colin Camerer and Antonio Rangel, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2012, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsr086.
Emotion Recognition, with Ralph Adolphs, in The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience, Eds. Jean Decety and John T. Cacioppo, 2011.
The Effect of Merger Laws on Merger Activity: International Evidence, with Arturo Bris and Christos Cabolis, in International Mergers and Acquisitions Activity Since 1990, Eds. Greg Gregoriou and Luc Renneboog, 2007.
Conference PresentationsDisplay and search dynamics in multi-attribute choice, with Erik Madsen, Martijn Willemsen, Eric Johnson, and Antonio Rangel, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Kona, HI, 2012.
Differences in loss aversion are partially driven by differences in excess attention to losses, with Antonio Rangel, Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2011.
Differences in loss aversion are partially driven by differences in excess attention to losses, with Antonio Rangel, Economic Science Association International Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2011.
Loss aversion in risky choice is modulated by differential attention to losses, with Antonio Rangel, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
Making decisions for others involves an interaction of the valuation and mentalizing networks, with Colin Camerer and Antonio Rangel, NSF IGERT Meeting, Washington, DC, 2010.
Making decisions for others involves an interaction of the valuation and mentalizing networks, with Colin Camerer and Antonio Rangel, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, 2009.
The vmPFC is involved in making decisions for self and other, with Colin Camerer and Antonio Rangel, Society for Neuroeconomics, Evanston, IL, 2009.
WorkshopsYale Behavioral Finance Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Summer 2009
Decision Neuroscience Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Summer 2009
Teaching Assistant WorkBusiness Economics and Management 101: Introduction to Accounting, Professor Shiing-Wu Wang
I also edit scientific articles for American Journal Experts, a firm that performs English editing for researchers worldwide.