Bob Mayo is a PhD candidate in economics and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics at George Mason University and is an advisee of the Center Director, Dr. Kevin McCabe.
His research focuses on understanding the causes of other-regarding behavior in one-shot, anonymous economic games, and in particular the effect of social norms on economic choice. His research is conducted primarily through internet based economic experiments using Amazon's micro-employment website, Mechanical Turk, for subject recruitment and payment. In addition to programming web-based experiments, he developed expertise in agent-based modeling while studying in the Computational Social Science program also at George Mason.
He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in economics and public policy and a Master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. He expects to receive his PhD in May, 2017.