Brown Experimental and Economic Theory Group (BEET)

The Brown Experiment and Economic Theory (BEET) group is a collection of researchers in the Economics Department at Brown University whose work focuses on understanding the foundations of economic decision making. Members of BEET study a wide range of topics, from the way people make choices individually, to the nature of human cooperation, the strategic interaction through networks of personal relationships, and the optimal design of institutions. These questions are tackled using a variety of theoretical and empirical tools: cutting edge modeling techniques from game theory and decision theory; data from laboratory and field experiments; and novel data sources, such as measures of brain activity while people complete economic tasks.