Renato Frey

Adjunct Researcher
frey [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Short CV: 

2013 Dr. phil. (University of Basel, Switzerland)

I currently work as a researcher at the Center for Cognitive and Decision Sciences (University of Basel) and I'm an adjunct researcher at the Center for Adaptive Rationality (MPIB Berlin).

You can learn more about my research on http://renatofrey.net

Research Interests: 
  • Decision making under risk & uncertainty
  • Computational modeling of cognition
  • Experienced based decisions-making
  • Reinforcement- / machine learning
  • Medical decision making, e.g. surrogate decision making

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zuklappen Publications

Lejarraga, T., Frey, R., Schnitzlein, D. D., & Hertwig, R. (in press). No effect of birth order on adult risk taking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Mata, R., & Frey, R. (in press). The life-span development of risk preference. In R. Hertwig, T. J. Pleskac, T. Pachur, & The Center for Adaptive Rationality, Taming uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Schürmann, O., Frey, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2019). Mapping risk perceptions in dynamic risk-taking environments. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32, 94-105. doi:10.1002/bdm.2098
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Frey, R., Herzog, S. M., & Hertwig, R. (2018). Deciding on behalf of others: A population survey on procedural preferences for surrogate decision making. BMJ Open, 8:e022289. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022289
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Mata, R., Frey, R., Richter, D., Schupp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2018). Risk preference: A view from psychology. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 32, 155-172. doi:10.1257/jep.32.2.155
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Frey, R., Pedroni, A., Mata, R., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Risk preference shares the psychometric structure of major psychological traits. Science Advances, 3(10):e1701381. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1701381
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Hertwig, R., & Frey, R. (2017). How representations of knowledge shape actions. In P. Meusburger, B. Werlen, & L. Suarsana (Eds.), Knowledge and action (Knowledge and space Vol. 9) (pp. 127-143). Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44588-5_8
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Pedroni, A., Frey, R., Bruhin, A., Dutilh, G., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2017). The risk elicitation puzzle. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 803-809. doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0219-x
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Lejarraga, T., Pachur, T., Frey, R., & Hertwig, R. (2016). Decisions from experience: From monetary to medical gambles. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 67-77. doi:10.1002/bdm.1877
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Mamerow, L., Frey, R., & Mata, R. (2016). Risk taking across the life span: A comparison of self-report and behavioral measures of risk taking. Psychology and Aging, 31, 711-723. doi:10.1037/pag0000124
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Frey, R., Mata, R., & Hertwig, R. (2015). The role of cognitive abilities in decisions from experience: Age differences emerge as a function of choice set size. Cognition, 142, 60-80. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.004
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Frey, R., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2015). Sell in may and go away? Learning and risk taking in nonmonotonic decision problems. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 193-208. doi:10.1037/a0038118
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Hertwig, R., & Frey, R. (2015). The challenge of the description-experience gap to the communication of risks. In H. Cho, T. O. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of risk communication (pp. 24-40). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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Frey, R., Hertwig, R., & Herzog, S. M. (2014). Surrogate decision making: Do we have to trade off accuracy and procedural satisfaction? Medical Decision Making, 34, 258-269. doi:10.1177/0272989X12471729
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Frey, R., Hertwig, R., & Rieskamp, J. (2014). Fear shapes information acquisition in decisions from experience. Cognition, 132, 90-99. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.03.009
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Frey, R. (2013). In the twilight of uncertainty: Decisions about monetary risks, life, and death. Doctoral dissertation, Universität Basel, Switzerland.