Kevin McCabe (economist)

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For the English venture capitalist and chairman of Sheffield United Football Club, see Kevin McCabe (businessman).

Kevin McCabe is an American economist and economic theorist. He is a pioneer in the fields of experimental economics, neuroeconomics and the study of human trust and decision making. Dr. McCabe is currently professor of Economics, Law, and Neuroscience, and director of the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics at George Mason University. He is also a senior investigator at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and the Mercatus Center. His research interests are in the application of experimental methods to economics including experimental economics, economics system design, neuroeconomics, and the use of virtual world technology for experimentation.

Dr. McCabe spent his early career at the University of Arizona where he began collaborating with Vernon Smith, co-winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics (with Daniel Kahneman). He received his B.S. in Economics in 1976 from Villanova University and Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania. He also did post-doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis with Douglass North.

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