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Journey from Psychology to Genoeconomics

Genoeconomics is a new field that focuses on incorporating genomic data in economic research. As genomic data becomes widely available and dramatically less expensive to collect, genoeconomics seems poised to become a large and influential area of research.

In this interview, I explain how I got involved in behavioral economics and then in genoeconomics. I also offer my views on whether graduate students should get involved in genoeconomics, what skills are critical, and what the current frontiers are. This interview is provided courtesy of The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group at the University of Chicago, a research group of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and an initiative of the Becker-Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.