We sharpen legal professionals’ awareness and understanding of the diverse psychological phenomena and forces in order to increase clarity in their thinking and decision making.
– Sinan Krückeberg, CSO of the Rational Think Tank
We gather, assess and discuss resources on behavioral science, neuropsychology and decision theory that could be of interest to all legal professionals and produce easy accessible and comprehensible reports.
We are creating the platform of choice for law firms with a desire to be up to date regarding the impact of behavioral science on their resprective legal field and legal professionals with the ambition to improve their individual thinking and decision making.
– Philip J. Hattemer, Chairman of the Rational Think Tank
The analysis of law based on the assumptions of neoclassical economics is increasingly subject to criticism and competition from other social science disciplines. In recent years, the growing influence of behavioral law and economics has been accompanied by the emergence of empirical and experimental legal studies. Rather than just draw on the results of those studies rooted in the social sciences, the discipline of behavioral law and economics discusses specific behavioral phenomena, their ramifications for legal policymaking, and their reflection in extant law. This new paradigm has not only transformed the nature and scope of the research conducted but continues to provide crucial insight for legal practitioners and the judiciary.
– Julian Grabiger, Vice Chairman of the Rational Think Tank
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For example, we (i) determine relevant biases, (ii) review the current scientific findings and (iii) produce easy accessible and comprehensible reports. Further, we foster the scientific developments by connecting scientists and students of the relevant fields and supporting the engagement of our members in research projects themselves.