Past Awards

Below you will find a list of previous SNE award winners.

Past Early Career Award Recipients

2020 Oriel Feldman Hall & Ryan Webb
2019 Catherine Hartley & Gregory Samanez Larkin
2018 Molly Crockett & Uma Karmarkar
2017 Agnieszka Tymula & Ian Krajbich
2016 Tali Sharot, PhD & Vinod Venkatraman, PhD
2015 Hilke Plassmann, PhD & Ming Hsu, PhD
2014 Joseph Kable, PhD
2013 Tim Behrens, PhD & Daphna Shohamy, PhD
2012 Nathaniel Daw, PhD
2011 Camillo Padoa Schioppa, PhD
2010 Todd Hare, PhD
2009 Ben Hayden, PhD

Past Best Poster Award & Best Talk Award

The Society for Neuroeconomics honors the best presenters of the conference. The best talk and poster presentation was awarded with a check for $100.

Best Talk Presenters

2020: Zhihao Zhang, University of California, Berkeley 
“Retrieval-Constrained Valuation: Toward Prediction of Open-Ended Decisions”
Shichun Wang, Maxwell Good, Siyana Hristova, Andrew Kayser, Ming Hsu

2019: Brian Sweis, University of Minnesota
“Translational neuroeconomics in addiction: Species-specific similarities and differences in dysfunction between wanting vs liking among humans and mice.”
Jazmin Camchong, Samantha Abram, Sheila Specker, Kelvin Lim, Angus MacDonald, Mark Thomas, David Redish

2018: Sudeep Bhatia, University of Pennsylvania
“The space of decision models” 
Lisheng He, Wenjia Joyce Zhao

2017: Wouter Kool, Harvard University
“Neural and behavioral signatures of metacontrol in reinforcement learning”
Wouter Kool, Samuel Gershman, Fiery Cushman

2016: Daniel Kimmel, Columbia University
“Encoding of value and choice as separable, dynamic neural dimensions in orbitofrontal cortex”
Daniel Kimmel, Gamaleldin Elsayed, John Cunningham, William Newsome

2015: Tobias Kalenscher, Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
“Basolateral amygdala lesions abolish mutual reward preference in rats
Tobias Kalenscher, Marijn van Wingerden, Sandra Schäble, Julen Hernandez-Lallement

2014: Molly Crockett, University of Oxford, England
“How Serotonin and Dopamine Shape Moral Decision Making”
Crockett MJ, Siegel , Kurth- Nelson Z, Ousdal OT, Story GW, Dayan P, Dolan RJ

2013: Ritwik K Niyogi, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
“Some work and some play: a normative, microscopic approach to allocating time between work and leisure”
Ritwik K. Niyogi, Yannick-Andre Breton, Rebecca B. Solomon, Kent Conover, Peter Shizgal, Peter Dayan

Joe Kable, University of Pennsylvania
“From valuation to action: choice prediction in vmPFC and beyond”

2012: Tali Sharot, UCL
“Why Humans Discount Bad News: Findings from development, pharmacology and TMS”

Best Poster Presenters

2020 Alexandre Filipowicz, University of Pennsylvania
“Using mobile eye-tracking to capture the effects of choice set size on information processing during purchase decisions in the field”
Alexandre Filipowicz, Laura Zaneski; M. Kathleen Caulfield; Quentin Andre; Eric Singler; Hilke Plassmann; Joseph Kable

2019: Jaime Castrellon, Duke University
“Individual differences in dopamine predict self-control of everyday desires”
Jaime Castrellon, David Zald, Gregory Samanez Larkin

2018: Jaime Castrellon, Duke University
“Parsing the role of dopamine in reward discounting and subjective valuation”
Jaime Castrellon, Gregory Samanez-Larkin

2017: Jan Zimmermann, New York University
“Adapting choice behavior and neural value coding in monkey orbitofrontal cortex”
Jan Zimmermann, Paul Glimcher, Kenway Louie

2016: Alireza Soltani, Dartmouth College
“Contributions of neural adaptation to value-based and perceptual choice”
Oihane Horno, Mehran Spitmaan, Alireza Soltani

2015: Alaa Ahmed, University of Colorado Boulder
“Effort, reward, and vigor in decision-making and motor control”
Authors: Reza Shadmehr, Helen Huang, Alaa Ahmed

2014: Cendri Hutcherson, California Institute of Technology
“Ethics or empathy? Different appraisals activate distinct social cognitive brain regions during altruistic choice”
Authors: Cendri Hutcherson & Antonio Rangel

2013: Raphaëlle Abitbol, Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Pre-stimulus brain activity predicts subjective valuation in monkeys and humans? “
Authors: R. Abitbol, M. Lebreton, G. Hollard, B. J. Richmond, S. Bouret, M. Pessiglione

2012: Ian Krajbich, The Ohio State University
“Thinking fast and slow ? The reverse-inference problem with reaction times?”
Authors: I. Krajbich, B. Bartling, T. Hare, E. Fehr

2011: Hilke Plassmann, INSEAD and Cognitive Neuroscience Unit INSERM & Ecole Normale Superieure & University of Toronto
“Is there a common “cost” currency system? Neural correlates of abstract and somatosensory costs during value integration”
Authors: Hilke Plassmann & Nina Mazar

2010: Jeffrey Cockburn, Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University
“Why (and how much) do we value the freedom to choose? Decision enhances spatial credit assignment in reinforcement learning “
Authors: Jeffrey Cockburn and Michael J. Frank

2014 John Dickhaut Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Grant

Professor John Dickhaut (1942-2010) was the founding member of the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University, the Jerrold A. Glass Endowed Chair in Accounting and Economics at Chapman University, and a widely respected member of the accounting and economics academic communities. John was one of the pioneers of the field of neuroeconomics and a dear friend to the Society for Neuroeconomics.In 2014, in memory of Professor John Dickhaut’s contributions, the Society awarded travel grants to two Postdoctoral fellows with significant interest in the Economic Sciences. Each grant was in the amount of $800USD.  The winners are:

Jan Engelmann, PhD
Radboud University

Mirre Stallen, PhD
Radboud University

2013  Kavli Fellow Travel Grant Winners

Ian Ballard, Stanford University
Aaron Bornstein, New York University
Jaron Colas, California Institute of Technology
Sara Constantino, New York University
Aurelia Crant, Wayne State University
Eustace Hsu, University of Southern California
Roberto Ivo, University of São Paulo
Maria Kalmykova, Saint Petersburg State University
Mel Win Khaw, New York University
Betty Kim-Viechnicki, University of Pennsylvia
Sekoul Krastev, McGill University
Victoria Lee, Duke University
Xi Lei, Tsinghua University
Karolina Lempert, New York University
Christian Rodriguez, Stanford University
Hanan Shteingart, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nicolette Sullivan, California Institute of Technology
Yong-Jheng Tang, National Taiwan University College of Medicine
James Tee, New York University