Founder & Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics
Professor of Economics, Law & Neuroscience
Phone: (703) 993-9441
Dr. Kevin McCabe is the founding officer and board member of the Society for Neuroeconomics, distinguished research scholar for the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics, and editor of Neuroeconomics and e-journal of the Social Science Research Network. McCabe and his graduate students are currently developing a virtual world research platform, called Terraeconomicus, for collaborative economics experiments that bridge the lab and the field. Current projects include Hurricane Island, for studying the emergence of cooperatives for solving public goods problems, and Trade Island, for studying the emergence of trust networks that support specialization, economic trade and resource sharing.
Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics
Assistant Professor of Social Neuroscience
Dr. Frank Krueger is an expert in social cognitive neuroscience studying social cognition, especially how the brain mediates social beliefs (e.g., moral, legal, political, religious) as well as cooperative (e.g., trust) versus competitive (e.g., aggression) decision-making while interacting in social groups. He has performed several neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies investigating the underlying psychological and neural components of moral, legal, political, and religious beliefs as well as the underlying brain mechanisms involved in media violence exposure and developmental effects of aggressive behavior in male adolescents. He is currently leading investigations studying the effect of exogenous oxytocin on social beliefs (e.g., moral, legal) as well as the effect of variations at the oxytocin receptor gene on prosocial behavior (e.g., trust, empathy).