Short bio

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.

Neuroeconomic Theory

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 publications in neuroeconomic theory:

More information can be found in the website of our neuroeconomic laboratory:

Theoretical REsearch in Neuroeconomic Decision-making (TREND)

Experimental Economics

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 diseases.

Some recent publications in experimental economics:

More information can be found in the website of our experimental laboratory:

Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL)

Contact details

Juan D. Carrillo
Department of Economics - KAP 120C
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0253