Yilong Xu specializes in the study of risky decision-making, financial markets, and neuroeconomics. His previous research investigated how people make risky decisions under time pressure, contagion in asset markets and the role of futures markets in stabilizing prices. He is also conducting fMRI brain imaging studies on the neural correlates of decision making under risk. Recently, he is investigating how inequality affects social capital, especially on the heterogeneous effects on the rich and poor. For most recent research activities, click the link here.