Associate Professor
Geneva Finance Research Institute

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

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Short bio

Kerstin Preuschoff obtained her PhD in Computation and Neural Systems & Neuroeconomics from the California Institute of Technology. Her research in Neuroeconomics and Neurofinance focusses on the neural basis of decision making under risk. This highly interdisciplinary work covers theoretical and experimental aspects of decision making and risk taking and sits at the intersection of neuroscience, financial economics, computational neuroscience and psychology. Her teaching interests include neuroeconomics, neurofinance and interdisciplinary tools in finance. Prior to joining the University of Geneva, Kerstin Preuschoff was a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich and at the Brain Mind Institute at the EPF Lausanne.

Research & publications

M. Lehmann, H. Xu, V. Liakoni, M. Herzog, W. Gerstner, Kerstin Preuschoff, “Evidence for eligibility traces in human learning” arXiv:1707.04192. 2017

E. Miendlarzewska, M. Kometer, Kerstin Preuschoff, “Neurofinance”, Organizational Research Methods, (accepted)

M. Faraji, Kerstin Preuschoff, W. Gerstner, “Balancing New Against Old Information: The Role of Surprise” Neural Computation, (in press)

L. Loued-Khenissi and Kerstin Preuschoff, “Apathy and Noradrenaline: Silent Partners to mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s Disease?” Current Opinion in Neurology, 2015 Aug; 28(4): 344-50.


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