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I find biology and economics to be intellectual soul mates. I work on evolutionary decision and game theory, it is about the dual nature of human economic behavior; analogous to wave-particle duality of light and electrons in physics, dual theory of Baysian versus frequentist in statistics. Traditional model of human as an economic agent, homo economicus, captures rational self interested economic behavior in competitive environments. However, my evolutionary model of the most fundamental building block in the economics discipline, homo evolutionicus, captures the altruistic and warm blooded side of human economic behavior in environments without enforceable contracts or written rules. I am also a master’s candidate in economics at the University of Toronto. I actually started off undergraduate studies in philosophy of science, but discovered economics accidentally.

 

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