D-CIDES brings Duke’s diverse strengths in the Decision Sciences into a single community for programs, education, and new research collaborations. The Center’s researchers study behavioral economics, judgment and decision-making, marketing, neuroeconomics, medical decision-making, and addiction. It is affiliated with DIBS and the Social Science Research Institute.
Undergraduate Certificate Program
D-CIDES supports an undergraduate Decision Sciences certificate, one of only a few such programs in the country. The certificate (DECSCI) focuses on how humans make decisions in a variety of contexts – including economic, political and social choices. For students interested in behavioral economics, game theory, machine learning or neuroeconomics, this certificate will provide an interdisciplinary appreciation for how these often-separate fields all approach decision-making. This will enable communication and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and allows students to engage in research with a broader perspective than that provided by any single major. The introductory fundamentals course covers a wide and interdisciplinary set of topics, from psychology and neuroscience, economics, and political science, to statistics. For D-CIDES Method Chart, click HERE. For more information, contact the program's Director, Scott De Marchi, PhD, Political Science.
'The interdisciplinary nature of the program is our big selling point. I think it's cool that Duke students are able to get exposure to the field and discover the value of crossing disciplinary boundaries so early in their educations. I certainly wish I had something similar when I was an undergrad.'
—Rosa Li, PhD, former Postdoctoral Associate