Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D.
Julius Silver Professor of Neural Science, Economics and Psychology Director, Institute for the Study of Decision Making New York University
Paul W. Glimcher is the Julius Silver Professor of Neural Science, Economics, and Psychology at New York University (NYU), Director of NYU’s Institute for the Study of Decision Making, and Director of the Glimcher Lab in NYU’s Center for Neural Science. Dr. Glimcher also founded the Center for Neuroeconomics in 2004 and later founded the Society for Neuroeconomics, the first academic society dedicated to the field of neuroeconomics. As a neuroscientist, psychologist, and economist, Dr. Glimcher pioneered the field of neuroeconomics, which combines those disciplines and others to develop and advance interdisciplinary models of human choice and behavior. Dr. Glimcher’s research aims to describe the neural events that underlie behavioral decision—making using tools from economics, psychology and neuroscience. His research has made contributions to understanding how value is encoded in the brain, delay discounting and action selection in the face of both risk and ambiguity. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the McKnight Foundation, the Whitehall Foundation, the Ester A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. He is also the recipient of the Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences and NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Glimcher received his B.A., magna cum laude, in neuroscience from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, the first degree in neuroscience awarded by the University of Pennsylvania.