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capra webpageAbout C. Mónica Capra

I am professor in the Department of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. My areas of interest are experimental and behavioral economics. Put broadly, I use laboratory experiments to study decision making in economic environments. I am also interested in building on traditional methods by utilizing neuroscience to better understand decision processes that correlate with economic choice. My work crosses the boundaries of traditional economics and incorporates psychology and neuroscience. I am also interested in developing experimental environments to study entrepreneurship and that would be useful for policy.


“Facts do not come from the armchair, but from careful observation and experimentation.”
H. Simon in A. Rubinstein, 1998.

“The economist may attempt to ignore psychology, but it is a sheer impossibility to ignore human nature, for his science is a science of human behavior.” J.M. Clark, 1918

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics