Current Research Activities
My research interests stretch over the fields of experimental and behavioral economics, and economic history. Broadly speaking, through the fusion of economic history and laboratory experiment, I am interested in delineating the role of culture, religion, and institutions in process of economics decision making. This relatively new blend of economic history and experimental economics shows great promise for empirical study of historical episodes. With this approach in mind, I have focused my attention on the role of culture in historical patterns of economic development. For example in a couple of research papers I study the effect individualistic versus collectivistic orientation, which is the most significant cultural difference between eastern and western societies, on economic decision making.
Culture; Enforcement Institutions; Religion; Uncertainty; Exchange; Decision Making; Behavioral Economics; Experimental Economics.