Prof. Cars Hommes from University of Amsterdam is mathematician by training (he obtained his Bsc and Msc degrees as mathematician). Primarily he was interested in chaotic dynamics and strange attractors. But later he got interested in economics - he received economical PhD. Now prof. Cars Hommes is one of the most well known economists who setup lab experiments - he studies general features of irrational and heterogeneous economical behavior in safe environment.
We invite you to listen to his interview given to the Institute for New Economic Thinking (you may find INET on YouTube by clicking this link).