Prof Jan Engelmann

Prof Jan Engelmann

Associate Professor of Neuroeconomics, Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED),  Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam


Jan B. Engelmann is Associate Professor of Neuroeconomics at the Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the neurobiology of social and economic decision-making, and, in particular, how emotions influence our decisions and choice-related neural circuitry. Given the interdisciplinary nature of his work, he has collaborated with economists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists from institutions around the world.

Dr Engelmann holds a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of St. Andrews and an MS and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Brown University. He has received a number of awards including the Radboud Excellence Fellowship, the John Dickhaut Memorial Grant from the Society for Neuroeconomics, the Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association, and the Student Research Grant from the Association for Psychological Science.

Informed or Influenced? The Art of Decision-Making

Main Stage

This session will engage with the key issues surrounding human decision-making, from politics, to questions of identity, to capitalism. The panel will enable a conversation between many different disciplines: neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. We will consider how human decision-making has evolved. How do sense perceptions and experience form judgments that lead to a decision? What role […]