Peter Twieg is a graduate research assistant and advisee of Dr. Kevin McCabe at the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics. His research is primarily focused on investigating the mechanisms through which economic institutions emerge in groups that face different systems of incentives. This research has been instantiated in several forms, from neuroeconomic studies using oxytocin to the implementation of naturalistic virtual environments where groups of subjects must overcome problems such as establishing terms of trade or a division of labor. This line of research has lead to his developing the programming skills and methodological expertise necessary to implement and analyze data from these non-standard designs. He is currently planning on entering the academic job market in economics once his dissertation nears completion. You can find him on his personal website.