John A Clithero


Department of Economics
Pomona College
425 N. College Ave.
Claremont CA 91711


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Research Interests: Neuroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, JDM

I am currently on academic leave for the 2017-2018 academic year. I will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for the majority of this time.

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Pomona College. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroeconomics at Caltech. Before arriving in Southern California, I completed my PhD in Economics at Duke University. My research - which employs both behavioral and fMRI experiments - is primarily concerned with understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of individual decision making. Identification of underlying decision-making mechanisms should in turn improve our ability to identify and predict some economic variables of interest. I am also working on the formal integration of biological concepts into economic models of individual choice.