Bio

Laurea: Filosofia (Milano); M.Sc.: Logic & Scientific Method (London School of Economics); Graduate diploma in Economics (London School of Economics); Ph.D.

 

 

E’ stato Visting Scholar al Center for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences della London School of Economics, Visting Associate Professor al Department of Social and  Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, e recentemente al Department of Psychology, UCLA, University of California Los Angeles.

 

E’ direttore del CRESACentro di Ricerca in Epistemologia Sperimentale e Applicata

E’ Presidente del Corso di Laurea Triennale e membro del Senato Accademico.

 

Attuali insegnamenti: Filosofia della scienza; Economia cognitiva e Neuroeconomia

 

I suoi interessi si collocano all’intersezione fra filosofia della scienza, scienze cognitive ed economia; e riguardano le implicazioni epistemologiche della nozione di razionalità limitata che emerge dalla ricerca neuro-cognitivo-sperimentale sul giudizio, la scelta e la decisione umana.

E’ collaboratore de Il Sole 24 Ore e del Corriere Economia, Corriere della sera

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Libri

Mente, mercati, istituzioni (con Francesco Guala), Università Bocconi Editore, Milano, 2011; Trappole mentali (2008) e Economia emotiva (Milano, 2006) tradotti in spagnolo, coreano, giapponese e cinese; Critica della ragione economica (a cura di, con Massimo Piattelli Palmarini) (Milano, 2005), Economia cognitiva e sperimentale (a cura di, con Francesco Guala), (Milano, 2005), Decisioni mediche. Un punto di vista cognitivo (con Vincenzo Crupi) (Milano, 2005); La dimensione cognitiva dell’errore in medicina (con Crupi, Gensini, a cura di, Milano 2006), Sull’orlo della scienza (a cura di, Milano, 1995); Popper (Milano, 1998), For and Against Method. Including (editor, 1999 University of Chicago Press); Lakatos. Scienza, matematica e storia (Milano, 2000).

 

Articoli rappresentativi

“The functional and structural neural basis of individual differences in loss aversion” with Nicola Canessa, Stefano F. Cappa et. al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 4 september, 2013, 33(36):14307-1437

(2011) Learning from other people’s experience: a neuroimaging study of decisional interactive-learning, (con Nicola Canessa, Stefano F. Cappa et. al.) Neuroimage; (2010) Understanding Others’ Regret: A fMRI Study, (con Nicola Canessa, Stefano F. Cappa, Giacomo Rizzolatti et.al.) PlosONE, 4:10; (2007) In search of the neurobiological basis of decison-making, explanation, reduction and emergence ” (con Michele Di Francesco e Matteo Colombo), in P. Churchand, M. Di Francesco (eds.) Functional Neurology, n.4. 2007 , pp. 197-204; (2007) “Paul K. Feyerabend”, The Philosophy of Science. An Encyclopedia, Sarkar, S., Pfeifer, J. (eds.), Routledge, New York, London, vol. 1, pp. 304-310; (2002) “Reconstructing Lakatos”, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 33;  (2002), “Considerazioni epistemologiche e mitologiche sulla relazione tra psicologia ed economia”, Sistemi intelligenti, (2003) e di vari articoli specialistici su metodo scientifico, cognizione e razionalità.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Born 6 January 1967, Milano Italy 6
Italian; Married, two sons

EMPLOYMENT

San Raffaele University of Milan (UniSR)

– Full Professor (Tenured) – Logic and Philosophy of Science

 

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

– Director of the Center for Experimental and Applied Epistemology  (CRESA)

– Member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Center and of the Division of    Neuroscience

– Scientific Director, Behavioral Finance Project Schroders Italy

– Scientific Advisor, MarketPsych LLC, Los Angeles,

– Contributor for CorrierEconomia (Corriere della Sera) and Il Sole24Ore.

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS           

– Scientific Advisor, MilanLab, AC Milan spa (2004 – 2010)

– Director and Founder of Anima FinLab – Center for Behavioral Finance of Anima Sgr (2006-2008)

– Member of the Scientific Committee of Mediolanum Bank (2006-2009)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Scientific Method, History & Philosophy of Science

Psychology of Judgment & Decision-Making

Medical Decision-Making

Behavioral Economics & Finance

Neuroeconomics

Data mining in Soccer & Sport technology

Evidence-based public policy

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

UCLA

2011- 2012        Visiting Research Scholar (Neuroeconomics)

UniSR

2007 – present    Full Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science – Faculty of Philosophy

2005-2007     Associate Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science – Faculty of Philosophy

University of Trento

2003-2005     Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science –  Dept. of Cognitive Sciences

2001-2003     Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science – Dept. of Economics

1999-2001     Assistant Professor of Political Economics – Dept. of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science

1997-2005     Research Fellow – CPNSS

Carnegie Mellon University

2000-2001     Visiting Associate Professor – Dept. of Social and  Decision Sciences

1999-2000     Visiting Assistant Professor – Dept. of Social and  Decision Sciences

 

EDUCATION  

1996 -1997    Graduate Diploma in Economics, The London School of Economics (LSE)

1992 -1996    Ph.D. in Logic & Philosophy of Science, Università di Milano

1993-1995     Research Scholar, King’s College London

1991-1992     Master of Science in Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method, (LSE)

1992-1996     Laurea (B.Sc.) Philosophy 110/110 cum laude, Università di Milano

1985-1990     Maturità scientifica 60/60 (high school – with distinction)

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS       

– Post Doctoral Fellowship (1997-1999)

– Ph.D. Fellowship (1992-1996)

 

FUNDING

(selection)

– Behavioral finance –   funded by Schroders Italy spa  – Scientific Director (80.000£) (2011)

– Behavioral  & Neuro-Finance,  funded by Anima Sgr – Scientific Director (50.000£) (2008)

– Real time strategic decision-making support systems, funded by AC Milan spa, in collaboration with the Seanseable City Lab, MIT  and  Dept. of Bioengineering Leuven Universiteit, Belgium – Scientific coordinator  (180.000£) (2006)

AD HOC REVIEWS   

Cortex, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, ISIS, Philosophia Mathematica


COURSES TAUGHT (selection):
UniSR

– Cognitive economics – Graduate – 2005-2013
– Neuroeconomics – Graduate – 2009-2013
– Philosophy of science – Undergraduate, 2005-2013
– The logic of scientific discovery and technological innovation, Graduate Degree in Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, 2004-2006

Carnegie Mellon University

– Graduate Course (with Baruch Fischhoff): Behavioral Decision Making’s Philosophy of Science, Department of Social & Decision Sciences, fall 2000

University of Trento

– Undergraduate Course in Logic and Philosophy of Science, Degree in Cognitive Psychology – 2002-2005
– Graduate Course – History and Philosophy of Science, Graduate School of Educational Studies, 2002-2004

Graduate School of Polytechnics Milano

The logic of scientific discovery and technological innovation – PhD prog 2002-2005

CONFERENCES, INVITED LECTURES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS (selection)

– The European House Ambrosetti, “Neuroeconomics and financial decision making”, invited lecture, Milano, 13.2.2012

–  Consob, Conference on Behavioral Finance; Talk: “From Brainless to Brainful Economcs”, Milano Palazzo Mezzanotte, 30.11.2010
–  Festival dell’economia: Introduction and discussion with the Nobel Price Vernon Smith – “Crisi a Confronto”, Trento 3.6.2010
–  EFPA “The integration of Behavioral and Classical finance”, Workshop for Efpa – European Financial Planning Advisor with AllianceBernstein, J.P. Morgan, MFS Investment Management e Schroders, Milan, 27.5, 10.6, 23.6. 2010
–  International Youth Meeting for a Sustainable Future, Italian Governament . Invited Talk: “Towards a sustainable “real-world” economics”, Bari, 20.1.2010
–  ALMA Graduate School – Master Lecture: Decisions, Emotions and the Brain, , Bologna 5.2.2010
– Julius Baer Investment Funds – workshop “Behavioral finance: Theory and Application” Milano 2009
– GlaxoSmithKline Invited Lecture: “Medical decision making” , Verona 24.11.2009
– Festival della mente: “Come il cervello prende le nostre decisioni”, Sarzana 29.8. 2008
– Barilla spa Invited Lecture: “Decisioni, razionalità e cervello” , 8 maggio Parma 2008
– Festival della scienza, Genova: “Emotional Economics: Decisions, Emotions and the Brain” 26.10.2007
– Festival della scienza, Genova – “Le decisioni reali: né razionali né capricciose” with Nobel Prize Daniel Kahneman e Massimo Piattelli Palmarini 2.11.2006
– Aspen Institute Italia – International Conference, “Shaping our future; new generations, new leaders, new ideas”, Torino, 21-22.10 2005

PUBLICATIONS

(rappresentative selection)

BOOKS

  1. Mente, Mercati, Decisioni (con Francesco Guala), Egea, Milano.
    2008. Trappole mentali (Cognitive Traps), Rizzoli, Milano; Spanish, Chinese and Japanese Translation.
    2006. Economia emotiva (Emotional Economics), Rizzoli, Milano; Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Translation.
    2005. Economia cognitiva e sperimentale (Cognitive and Experimental Economics) (with Francesco Guala), Università Bocconi Editore, Milano.
    2005. Decisioni mediche. Un approccio cognitivo (Medical Decision-Making. A cognitive Approach) (withVincenzi Crupi) Raffaello Cortina, Milano.
    2005. Critica della ragione economica (The Criticism of Economical Reason) (edited by) (with M. Piattelli Palmarini), Il Saggiatore, Milano.
    2000. Imre Lakatos. Scienza, matematica e storia (Imre Lakatos. Science, Mathematics, History), Il Saggiatore, Milano.
    1999. For and Against Method (edited by), University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

ARTICLES

  1. “The functional and structural neural basis of individual differences in loss aversion” with Nicola Canessa, Stefano F.Cappa et. al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 4 september, 2013, 33(36):14307-1437
    2011. “Learning from other people’s experience: a neuroimaging study of decisional interactive-learning”, (con Canessa, Alemanno, Perani, Cappa), Neuroimage, 2011 Mar 1; 55 (1), 353-62.
    2010. “Vai in laboratorio e capirai il mercato” (con Francesco Guala) Prefazione a Vernon Smith, La razionalità in economia. Tra teoria e analisi sperimentale, IBL, Milano.
    2009. “Understanding Others’ Regret: A fMRI Study”, (con Canessa, Di Dio, Perani, Scifo, Cappa, Rizzolatti), PlosONE, 2009 Oct 14; 4 (10).
    2009. “Homo Neuro-economicus. Implicazioni epistemologiche della svolta neuro-cognitivo-sperimentale in economia” (con Filippo Rossi), Neuroetica. Tra neuroscienze, etica e società, a cura di Andrea Cerroni, UTET, Torino.
    2007. “In search of the neurobiological basis of decison-making, explanation, reduction and emergence ” (con Michele Di Francesco e Matteo Colombo), in P. Churchand, M. Di Francesco (eds.) Functional Neurology, n.4. 2007 , pp. 197-204.
    2007. “Paul K. Feyerabend”, The Philosophy of Science. An Encyclopedia, Sarkar, S., Pfeifer, J. (eds.), Routledge, New York, London, vol. 1, pp. 304-310.
    2003. “Considerazioni epistemologiche e mitologiche sulla relazione tra psicologia ed economia”, Sistemi intelligenti, Il Mulino, XV, n. 1, pp. 107-115.
    2003. “Metodo e standard di valutazione in economia. Dall’apriorismo a Friedman”, Studi Economici, 58, Milano, 2003, pp. 5-34.
    2002. “Reconstructing Lakatos. A reassessment of Lakatos’ philosophical project in light of the Lakatos Archive”, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 33 (2002), pp. 487-509.
    2002. “Lakatos between the Hegelian devil and the Popperian blue sea”. In Kampis, G., Kvasz, L., Stoeltzner, M. (eds.), Appraising Lakatos, Mathematics, Methodology, and the Man. Vienna Circle Institute Library, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002, pp. 23-52 .

MEDIA COVERAGE (selection)
Corriere della Sera – prima pagina: “Siamo inadatti alle scelte finanziarie” 4.9.2013
Rai Lo spettacolo del cervello – Neuroeconomia, 19.6.2013
Corriere della Sera (intervista): “Sta prevalendo l’irrazionalità”, 26.11.2011
Corriere della Sera: “Così le emozioni degli altri influenzano le nostre azioni”, 8.12.2010
IlSole24ore: “Così la bolla finanziaria nasce nel nostro cervello”, 11.12.2010.
SkyTG24: “Economia e consumi” 28.2.2009.
Financial Times, “MilanLab’s secret of youth”, 29.2.2008.
Rai Radio 2, Sumo. Il peso della cultura, “Crisi e Neuroeconomia”, 21.02.2008
Rai 1, Tg1, “Trappole mentali”, 21.08.2008.
RSI, Rete 1, “Economia emotiva” 14.11.2008.
La Stampa (intervista) “Il cervello fa lo sgambetto”, 30.7.2008.
La Repubblica (intervista): “Così il cervello inganna se stesso” 5.1.2008
Corriere della Sera: “A scuola di neuroeconomia” 16.3.2007
Rai 3, Le Storie, di Corrado Augias, 22.11.2006.
RTS1, Radio Svizzera, Intervista con Daniel Kahneman e MM, 12.02.2006
London Review of Books “MittleEuropa am Aldwych”, by Ian Hacking, Review of “For& Against Method”, vol 22, no. 20 January 2000.

Pubblications full list; Curriculum vitae

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