Economic Psychology and Neuroeconomics

Our research focuses on emotions and aspects of economic decision making ranging from risk aversion and framing susceptibility to social bargaining and investment behavior. Using experimental methods from economic psychology, we focus on distal (e.g., childhood socio-economic status, genetic differences) and proximal factors (e.g., fairness expectations, emotion regulation) that modulate economic decision making via emotions. Our studies aim to bridge recent methodological and empirical advances in emotion science with economic psychology and neuroeconomics.


Kuhnen, C. M., & Miu, A. C. (2017). Socioeconomic status and learning from financial information. Journal of Financial Economics 124(2), 349-372.

Miu, A. C., Crişan, L. G., Chiş, A., Ungureanu, L., Drugă, B., & Vulturar, R. (2012). Somatic markers mediate the effect of serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms on Iowa Gambling Task. Genes, Brain and Behavior 11, 398-403.

Miu, A. C., & Crişan, L. G. (2011). Cognitive reappraisal reduces the susceptibility to the framing effect in economic decision making. Personality and Individual Differences 51(4), 478-482.

Heilman, R. M., Crişan, L. G., Houser, D., Miclea, M., & Miu, A. C. (2010). Emotion regulation and decision making under risk and uncertainty. Emotion 10(2), 257-265.

Crişan, L. G., Pană, S., Vulturar, R., Heilman, R. M., Szekely, R., Drugă, B., Dragoş, N., & Miu, A. C. (2009). Genetic contributions of the serotonin transporter to social learning of fear and economic decision making. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 4(4), 399-408.