Department of Political Science


Video: Jan-Emmanuel De Neve on Genoeconomics

24 May 2012

Genoeconomics: the promise and pitfalls of a new research frontier in economics.

Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve outlines how and why social scientists have started to integrate genetics into economic models of behavior.

This stimulating talk highlights the potential of "genoeconomics" and presents some preliminary genetic association results on happiness, leadership, and borrowing behavior. Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Behavioral Science at University College London and a research associate of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.

His research interests and publications span the economic, political, and behavioral sciences. He obtained his PhD from the LSE and was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, El Pais, Le Monde, and BBC World.

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