Mr. Tinghög is a PhD and deputy director at center for behavioral and neuroeconomics, Linköping University, Sweden. Much of his research involves applying experimental methods to explore human decision making related to resource allocation.
He is also associated to the Swedish Center for Priority Setting in Health Care. The title of his PhD project was: “The Art of Saying No – The Economics and Ethics of Health Care Rationing”.
Currently he is leading a four year project funded by Ragnar Söderberg Foundation entitled “Deciding, fast and slow: How intuitive and reflective thinking influence economic decision –making”. This project employ three types of experimental manipulations to induce intuitive and reflective modes of thinking; time pressure, cognitive load and hormone injection. The overall objective is to document how different modes of thinking influence basic economic decision-making that is central to understanding a wide variety of everyday decisions: 1) prosocial choices 2) risky choices and 3) intertemporal choices.
The project seeks to answer a series of questions: Do individuals act more or less selfish when making intuitive as opposed to reflective decisions? Do individuals become more or less risk averse when making intuitive decisions? Do individuals become more or less present-oriented when making intuitive decisions? What biological, psychological and neural factors at the individual level mediate observed behaviors?