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Behavioral Economics research unites psychological and economic theories to understand and explain human behavior.  Within CAPER, behavioral economic approaches are used to examine processes underlying addiction, impulsivity, and related concepts.  Particular focus is on valuation of delayed outcomes (temporal discounting) and dynamic inconsistency as principal factors in substance use, abuse, and relapse.  With an experimental understanding of these factors comes prevention and treatment implications in clinical settings.

Selected Grants

  1. Soft commitment as a mechanism to prevent preference reversals in smokers.
  2. Development of smoking cessation interventions informed by temporal discounting.


Selected Publications

  1. Charlton, S., Yi, R., Porter, C., *Carter, A. E., Bickel, W. K., & Rachlin, H. (2013). Now for me, later for us?  Effects of group context on temporal discounting. Behavioral Decision Making26, 118-127. doi:10.1002/bdm.766. PMCID: PMC3639500.
    → Click here for the article.
  2. Yi, R. & Landes, R. D. (2012). Temporal and probability discounting by cigarette smokers following acute smoking abstinence.Nicotine and Tobacco Research14, 547-558. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr252. PMCID: PMC3337536
    → Click here for the article.
  3. Yi, R., *Carter, A. E., & Landes, R. D. (2012). Restricted psychological horizon in active methamphetamine users: Future, past, probability, and social discounting. Behavioural Pharmacology23, 358-366. doi: 10.1097/FBP.0b013e3283564e11. PMCID: PMC4104478.
    → Click here for the article.