David Austen-Smith (Political Science)- Northwestern University

David Austen-Smith is the Peter G. Peterson Professor of Corporate Ethics, and Professor of Political Science and Economics. His research interests are in political economy and social choice, with a particular interest in communication and collective decision making under uncertainty.

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Christopher Chabris (Psychology)- Union College

Chris is a cognitive scientist who studies a variety of topics, including attention and inattention, collective intelligence, social intelligence, decision-making, and behavior genetics. He is Associate Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Neuroscience Program at Union College in New York.

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Daniel Chen (Law and Economics) - ETH Zurich

Daniel is Chair of Law and Economics, ETH Zurich. He is interested in the consequences, formation, and measurement of normative commitments.

Thomas Christiano (Philosophy)- University of Arizona

Thomas Christiano is a philosopher at the University of Arizona. He writes books and articles on moral and political philosophy and regularly teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. Christiano's current research is in moral and political philosophy with emphases on democratic theory, distributive justice and global justice.
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Raymond Duch (Political Science) - Nuffield College, Oxford

Ray Duch is Official Fellow and Director of the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is also co-founder of

Michael Hochberg (Evolutionary Sciences) - University of Montpellier II

His research focuses on interdisciplinary applications of the evolutionary process. He is interested in how environmental conditions impact the genetics and expression of virulence.

Hillard Kaplan (Anthropology) - University of New Mexico

Hillard's research examines the evolution of the human life course. This work has at various times focused on food sharing, fertility decisions, parental investment, sex roles, subsistence behavior, intelligence, and life span.

Laurent Lehmann (Ecology and Evolution) - Université de Lausanne

The Group Lehmann "Coevolution of genes and learning of social behaviors" develop mathematical and simulation models in order to study the evolution of social behaviors; in particular helping behaviors (cooperation, altruism, benevolence) and harming behaviors (spite, warfare, malevolence, exploitation).

Jörgen Weibull (Economics and Biology) – Stockholm School of Economics

Jörgen has received numerous honors and is Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Mathematician and economist, he has been working on kinship and evolution. Ingela Alger and he are co-organizing an IAST Economics and Biology conference in June 2017.


Maxime Derex (Psychology)- Arizona State University

Maxime studies the mechanisms underpinning human cumulative culture. He is particularly interested in the psychological mechanisms involved in the production and transmission of cultural information, and how the interaction between these psychological mechanisms and population structure impacts the cultural accumulation process.

Visit: November-December 2016

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Mark Schaffer (Economics)- Heriot Watt University

Mark Schaffer is Professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. His fields of research include transition and emerging economies, labour markets, applied econometrics, economic history, quantitative criminology and energy economics.

Visit: January 27 - June 4 2017

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Cesar Mantilla (Economics)- Universidad de Rosario, Colombia

Cesar is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. Before, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse.

Visit: Nov 27- Dec 3, 2016

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