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Giorgio Coricelli

Associate Professor of Economics and Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-2432
Office: KAP 316A

Curriculum Vitae
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Ph.D. Economics, University of Arizona, 2002
M.A. Economics, University of Arizona, 2001
B.A. Economics, University of Rome, 1995

Description of Research

Research Keywords

Micro theory

Research Specialties

Neuroeconomics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory


Book Chapter

Coricelli, G. (2015). Strategic Mentalizing: the neural correlates of strategic choice. Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference
Coricelli, G., Joffily, M. (2013). Cognitive-based emotions: theory and evidence from the brain. The goals of cognition pp. 203-209.
Chierchia, G., Coricelli, G. (2011). The neuroeconomics of cognitive control. In Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control. Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Coricelli, G., Rusconi, E. (2011). Probing with TMS the decisional brain. Handbook of Process Tracing Methods for Decision R pp. 205-222. Psychology Press.
Coricelli, G., Nagel, R. (2010). Walking with Reinhard Selten and the Guessing Game: From the Origin to the Brain. pp. 111-123. Springer.
Coricelli, G., Rustichini, A. (2009). Reward-based emotions: affective evaluation of outcomes and regret learning. Handbook of Reward and Decision Making Elsevier.
Coricelli, G., Schwarzbach, J. (2008). Cervello e decisioni. Giudizio e Decisione
Giardini, F., Coricelli, G., Joffily, M., Sirigu, A. (2007). The effect of desirability on confidence. Advances in Decision Making under Risk and Uncerta Springer.
Coricelli, G., McCabe, K., Smith, V. (2000). Theory-of-Mind Mechanism in Personal Exchange. Affective Minds pp. 249-259.

Journal Article

Polonio, L., Di Guida, S., Coricelli, G. (2015). Strategic sophistication and attention in games: an eye-tracking study. Games and Economic Behavior. (94), pp. 80-96.
Chierchia, G., Coricelli, G. (2015). The impact of perceived similarity on tacit coordination: propensity for matching and aversion to decoupling choices. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Griessinger, T., Coricelli, G. (2015). The Neuroeconomics of Strategic Interaction. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. (3), pp. 73-79.
Palminteri, S., Khamassi, M., Joffily, M., Coricelli, G. (2015). Contextual modulation of value signals in reward and punishment learning. Nature Communications.
Clausi, S., Coricelli, G., Pisotta, I., Pavone, E., Lauriota, M., Molinari, M., Leggio, M. (2015). Cerebellar damage impairs the self-rating of regret feeling in a gambling task. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Neveu, R., Neveu, D., Barsumian, F., Fouragnan, E., Carrier, E., Perroud, A., Lai, M., Sultan, J., Nicolas, A., Coricelli, G. (2014). Improved planning abilities in binge eating. PLoS One. Vol. 9 (8), pp. e105657.
Zalla, T., Robic, S., Chaste, P., Leboyer, M., Sirigu, A., Coricelli, G. (2014). Feelings of Regret and Disappointment in Adults with High-Functioning Autism. Cortex. (58), pp. 112-122.
Coricelli, G., Rusconi, E., Villeval, M. (2014). Tax Evasion and emotions in repeated interactions: An empirical test of re-integrative shaming theory. Journal of Economic Psychology. Vol. 40, pp. 49-61.
Joffily, M., Coricelli, G. (2013). Emotional Valence and the Free-Energy Principle. PLoS Computational Biology. Vol. 9 (6), pp. e1003094..
Foiuragnan, E., Chierchia, G., Greiner, S., Neveu, R., Avesani, P., Coricelli, G. (2013). Reputational priors magnify striatal responses to violations of trust. The Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 33 (8), pp. 3602-3611.
Grygolec, J., Coricelli, G., Rustichini, A. (2012). Positive Interaction of Social Comparison and Personal Responsibility for Outcomes. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.
Coricelli, G., Nagel, R. (2012). The neural basis of bounded rational behavior. Revista International de Sociología. pp. 39-52.
Simioni, S., Annoni, J., Coricelli, G., Bault, N., Kleeberg, J., Pasquier, R., Gschwind, M., Vuilleumier, P., Schluep, M. (2012). Multiple sclerosis decreases explicit counterfactual processing and risk taking in decision making. PLoS ONE.
Giorgetta, C., Gregucci, A., Bonini, N., Coricelli, G., Demarchi, G., Braun, C., Sanfey, A. (2012). Waves of regret: A MEG study of emotion and decision-making. Neuropsychologia. Vol. 51, pp. 38-51.
Bault, N., Joffily, M., Rustichini, A., Coricelli, G. (2011). Medial prefrontal cortex and striatum mediate the influence of social comparison on the decision process. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Vol. 108 (38), pp. 16044-9.
Coricelli, G., Joffily, M., Montmarquette, C., Villeval, M. (2010). Cheating, Emotions, and Rationality: An Experiment on Tax Evasion. Journal of Experimental Economics. Vol. 13, pp. 226-247.
Coricelli, G., Rustichini, A. (2010). Counterfactual Thinking and Emotions: Regret and Envy Learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Vol. 365, pp. 241-247.
Larquet, M., Coricelli, G., Opolczynski, G., Thibaut, F. (2010). Impaired decision-making in schizophrenia and orbitofrontal cortex patients. Schizophrenia Research. Vol. 116, pp. 266-73.
Burnett, S., Bault, N., Coricelli, G., Blakemore, S. (2010). Adolescents' heightened risk-seeking in a probabilistic gambling task. Cognitive Development. Vol. 25, pp. 183-196.
Coricelli, G., Nagel, R. (2010). Neuroeconomics of depth of reasoning. History of Economic Ideas. pp. 123-131.
Coricelli, G., Nagel, R. (2009). Neural correlates of depth of strategic reasoning in medial prefrontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Vol. 106, pp. 9163-9168.
Bault, N., Coricelli, G., Rustichini, A. (2008). Interdependent utilities: How social ranking affects choice behavior. PLoS One. pp. 3(10):e3477.
Büchner, S., Coricelli, G., Greiner, B. (2008). Self-centered and other-regarding behavior in the Solidarity game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol. 62, pp. 293-303.
Coricelli, G. (2008). The potential role of regret in the physician-patient relationship: insights from neuroeconomics. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research. Vol. 20, pp. 85-97.
Ambrosino, A., Bault, N., Coricelli, G. (2008). Neural basis of emotional aspects of economic decision making. Revue d'économie politique. Vol. 1, pp. 63-73.
Coricelli, G., Dolan, R., Sirigu, A. (2007). Brain, emotion and decision making: the paradigmatic example of regret. TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences. Vol. 11, pp. 258-265.
Coricelli, G., Gonzales-Morales, L., Mahlstedt, A. (2006). The investment game with asymmetric information. Metroeconomica. Vol. 57, pp. 16-30.
Coricelli, G., Camille, N., Pradat-Diehl,, P., Duhamel, J., Sirigu, A. (2005). Why anticipated regret influences subjects’ choice. Science. Vol. 308, pp. 1260-1261.
Coricelli, G., Critchley, H., Joffily, M., O’Doherty, J., Sirigu, A., Dolan, R. (2005). Regret and its Avoidance: A Neuroimaging Study of Choice Behavior. Nature Neuroscience. Vol. 8, pp. 1255 - 1262.
Coricelli, G. (2005). Two-levels of mental states attribution: from automaticity to voluntariness. Neuropsychologia. Vol. 43, pp. 294-300.
Coricelli, G. (2004). How the Brain Evaluates and Predicts Monetary Rewards. Homo Oeconomicus. pp. 509-520.
Coricelli, G. (2004). Reciprocity-based emotions: An experimental study. Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali. pp. 359-379.
Coricelli, G., Fehr, D., Fellner, G. (2004). Partner selection in public goods experiments. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Vol. 48, pp. 356-378.
Camille, N., Coricelli, G., Sallet, J., Pradat, D., Duhamel, J., Sirigu, A. (2004). The involvement of the orbitofrontal cortex in the experience of regret. Science. Vol. 304, pp. 1167-1170.
Coricelli, G., Luini, L. (2003). Double Moral Hazard: an Experiment on Warranties. Economia impresa e mercati finanziari. Vol. 2, pp. 7-25.

New Courses Developed

ECON 405 Neuroeconomics, Economics, 2013-2014   
ECON608 Advanced Neuroeconomics, Economics, 2013-2014   

Service to the Profession

Other Service to the Profession

Board Member Society for Neuroeconomics, 2014-2015   
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