Juan D. Carrillo is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and a Research Fellow in the Industrial Organization and Public Policy programs of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Before coming to USC, he was an Assistant Professor at the Free University of Brussels and an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School. Professor Carrillo has worked in Mechanism Design, Theory of Organizations, Political Economics and Behavioral Economics. He has published his research in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory and edited two books in Psychology and Economics. His current research interests include Neuroeconomic Theory and Experimental Economics.
This interdisciplinary line of investigation combines research from subfields in neuroscience
and economics. Experimental neuroscience and neurobiology provide detailed evidence of the
functionality, interconnectivity and physiological limitations of the brain systems
involved in the process of decision-making. Microeconomic theory supplies the toolkit to build
simple economic models that incorporate these system interactions and well-defined constraints
in the mechanisms of choice.
Some recent publications in neuroeconomic theory:
"Resource Allocation in the Brain"
R. Alonso, I. Brocas and J.D. Carrillo, Review of Economic Studies (2014).
"From Perception to Action: an Economic Model of Brain Processes"
I. Brocas and J.D. Carrillo, Games and Economic Behavior (2012).
"The Brain as a Hierarchical Organization"
I. Brocas and J.D. Carrillo, American Economic Review (2008).
More information can be found in the website of our neuroeconomic laboratory:
We use experimental techniques to study individual decision-making and strategic interactions
in economic settings. Our newly created laboratory departs from most traditional labs in two respects.
First, we put a special emphasis on the collection and analysis of "non choice" data. These include
reaction times, attentional data (mouse-tracking and eye-tracking), electrodermal responses, brain
activity and other physiological measures. Second, we study populations that have been traditionally
neglected in most economic experiments. These include children, older adults and subjects with
Some recent publications in experimental economics:
"Imperfect Choice or Imperfect Attention? Understanding Strategic Thinking in Private Information Games"
I. Brocas, J.D. Carrillo, S. Wang and C. Camerer, Review of Economic Studies (2014).
J.D. Carrillo and T. Palfrey, Games and Economic Behavior (2011).
"The Compromise Game: Two-Sided Adverse Selection in the Laboratory"
J.D. Carrillo and T. Palfrey, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (2009).
More information can be found in the website of our experimental laboratory:
Juan D. Carrillo
Department of Economics - KAP 330B
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0253
Ph: (213) 740.3526
FAX: (213) 740.8543