The researchers in the program on Experimental Social Science use social, cognitive and emotional factors to help understand the economic decisions of individuals and institutions performing economic functions. This interdisciplinary approach looks at consumers, borrowers and investors, and their effects on market prices, returns and the resource allocation. Not only are the researchers involved in this program concerned with the effects of market decisions but also with public choice. The program supports research and other scholarly activity.
The program supports the research of faculty at Washington University and elsewhere on an interdisciplinary basis. Leaders of the program are:
- Professor Steven Fazzari, Bert A. and Jeanette L. Lynch Distinguished Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis; Chair of the Department of Sociology; and Associate Director of the Weidenbaum Center.
- Professor Brian Rogers , Associate Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis.
- Professor Steven S. Smith, Washington University’s Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences and one of the most distinguished scholars in the study of American and Russian politics. Professor Smith directs the Weidenbaum Center.