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Welcome to B2ESS!


At the heart of economics, and increasingly the social sciences, is the question of how individuals make decisions. Behavioral and experimental economics have demonstrated various patterns in human economic choice, but the biological mechanisms underlying these economic attitudes are only now beginning to be revealed. Along with neurosciences, an important tool yet to be applied to elucidate the physiological basis of economic attitudes is molecular genetics.

The mission of the lab for Behavioral × Biological Economics and Social Sciences (B2ESS) is to promote the use of biological, neural and experimental methods in social sciences research, expand multidisciplinary methodology through research and teaching, and leverage the strengths of these methods to open up the frontiers of knowledge.