The role of moral sentiments and emotions in human nature: an interdisciplinary empirical approach

Project Overview

This project investigates the effects of moral sentiments and emotions on decision processes. It will identify states of physiological arousal, determine whether a significant genetic effect is present, assess the relevance of individuals’ environment and inherited values, and provide a better biological micro-foundation for human behaviour.

The project involves collaboration with researchers in the USA, Switzerland and Sweden.

Primary Field of Research: 1402 APPLIED ECONOMICS

Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (2011)


Organisational unit

Lead unit: School of Economics and Finance

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