Carsten Nielsen


Department of Psychology
Øster Farimagsgade 2A
1353 København K

Office: 3, 03-4-412
Phone: +45 353-24839
Phone (Reception desk): +45 353-24800

Primary research area

Common to social sciences are the study of how and why people choose as they do. Whether it is the study of economic or political entities, the organization of societies, or individual behavior, a deep understanding choice is necessary. My main research aims at understanding the determinants of the mental processes that leads to the choices we make; be it dependent or independent of choices made by others.

Curriculum vitae

Postdoc, Department of Psychology, Center for Visual Cognition University of Copenhagen, 2011 – current.

PhD, Economics, 2008 – June 2011

Visiting PhD student, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2009 Behavioral Game Theory: Unawareness and its Applications

Master of Science University of Copenhagen Economics, 2004-2006.

Bachelor of Science University of Copenhagen Economics, 2000-2003.

Visiting student, Dartmouth College, 2003-04.