Jason Aimone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-3806
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798-8003
Office Location:  HSB 366

Office Hours

FALL 2014
T & R--8:30 am - 11:00 am

Work Experience

  • Project/Research Fellow, Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise (November 2013 - Present)
  • Affiliated Researcher, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (June 2013 - Present)
  • , Department of Veterans Affiars Medical Center, Salem, Virginia (June 2011 - Present)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (June 2011 - June 2013)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Neural Substrates of Betrayal Aversion," Proceedings of the Royal Society B, (May 2014) (coauthors: Daniel Houser, Bernd Weber).

John Dickhaut, Daniel Houser, Jason A. Aimone, Dorina Tila, Cathleen Johnson, High stakes behavior with low payoffs: Inducing preferences with Holt–Laury gambles, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 94, October 2013, Pages 183-189, ISSN 0167-2681,

Jason A. Aimone, Laurence R. Iannaccone, Michael D. Makowsky, and Jared Rubin Endogenous Group Formation via Unproductive Costs Review of Economic Studies (2013) 80 (4): 1215-1236 first published online June 3, 2013 doi:10.1093/restud/rdt017

Jason A. Aimone, Daniel Houser, Harnessing the benefits of betrayal aversion, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 89, May 2013, Pages 1-8, ISSN 0167-2681,

"What you don’t know won’t hurt you: a laboratory analysis of betrayal aversion," Experimental Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, (December 2012), pp. 571-588 (coauthors: Daniel Houser).

Aimone JA, Houser D (2011) Beneficial Betrayal Aversion. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17725. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017725

Presentations and Proceedings

"," presented at the Classical Liberalism in Contemporary Political Philosophy II, George Mason University, March 2014.

"Anxiety and Economic Decision Making," presented at the Department of Economics, University of Arkansas, March 2014.

"Anxiety and Economic Decision-Making," presented at the Texas Experimental Association Symposium (TExAS), College Station, March 2014.

"Peering into the Anxious Brain Using Economics Experiments," presented at the Deparment of Pscyhology/Neuroscience, Baylor University, November 2013.

"The influence of cognitive processing therapy upon remediation of neural social prediction error signaling in PTSD," presented at the Society for Neuroscience 2013, San Diego, CA, November 2013.

"Following the Followers: The Dynamics of Risky Preferences and the Decisions of Leaders," presented at the 2013 North American ESA Conference, Santa Cruz, CA, October 2013.

"Peering into the Anxious Brain Using Economics Experiments to Help Explain Anxiety and PTSD," presented at the Department of Economics, Baylor University, April 2013.

"Neural substrates of interpersonal dysfunction in PTSD," presented at the 25th Annual Symposium of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Roanoke, VA, March 2013.
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