I am an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Economics at the University of Birmingham. I apply methods from behavioural economics to study cooperation, public goods provision and pro-environmental behaviour. I am interested in why individuals contribute to climate change mitigation, give to charities, or behave fairly and how such decisions vary with individual's social and local identities and the presence of social information. I use experimental methods and analyse non-choice data to understand more about the cognitive processes that underlie cooperation, risk taking and norm compliance.
I am program director for the MSc in Environmental Economics at the University of Birmingham where I teach modules in environmental economics in our BSc and MSc programs.
I am co-leading the Behavioural Economics Research Group at the University of Birmingham
"The effects of contemporaneous peer punishment on cooperation with the future", Nature Communications (2020), Vol 11, Nr 1815 with Israel Waichman
"What do we learn from public good games about voluntary climate action? Evidence from an artefactual field experiment", Ecological Economics (2020), Vol. 171, May 2020, with Timo Goeschl, Sara Elisa Kettner and Christiane Schwieren
"Levelling up? An inter-neighbourhood experiment on parochialism and the efficiency of multi-level public goods provision", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2019), Vol. 164, Aug. 2019, pp. 500-517, with Carlo Gallier, Timo Goeschl, Martin Kesternich, Christiane Reif and Daniel Römer
"Cooperation in public good games. Calculated or confused?", European Economic Review (2018), Vol. 120, pp.185-203, with Timo Goeschl
"Is fairness intuitive? An experiment accounting for the role of subjective utility differences under time pressure", Experimental Economics (2018), with Anna Merkel
"From Social Information to Social Norms: Evidence from Two Experiments on Donation Behaviour.", Games (2018), Vol 9, No. 4, with Timo Goeschl, Sara Kettner and Christiane Schwieren
"Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene and Nowak (2012)", Perspectives in Psychological Sciences (2017), Vol.12, No.3, pp. 527-542, with Bouwmeester et al.
"Giving is a question of time: Response times and contributions to an environmental public good", Environmental and Resource Economics (2017), Vol. 67, No. 3, pp. 455–477, with Timo Goeschl and Johannes Diederich
"Smart or Selfish? - When smart guys finish nice", Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (2016), Vol. 64, p. 28-40
"Cognitive abilities and risk taking: the role of preferences", R&R at The Economic Journal with Michalis Drouvelis
"I'm in a hurry, I don’t want to know! The effects of time pressure and transparency on self-serving behavior", R&R at The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General with Johannes Jarke
"Improving compliance with COVID-19 guidance: a workplace field experiment.", with Danae Arroyos-Calvera, Michalis Drouvelis, and Rebecca McDonald.
"Inter-carity competition under spatial differentiation: Sorting, crowding, and splillovers ", with Carlo Gallier, Timo Goeschl, Martin Kesternich, Christiane Reif, and Daniel Römer
"Active and Passive Risk-Taking", with Christian König-Kersting and Anna Merkel
Work in progress
"Cooperation and the observability of monitoring", with Michalis Drouvelis and Johannes Jarke
"Communication and advice giving in a dynamic common pool resource task", with Helen Fischer
"The effects of political uncertainty on firm's hiring choices. Evidence from a field experiment during Brexit negotiations.", with Michalis Drouvelis and Rebecca McDonald
"Social identity and fake news. Experimental evidence.", with Rebecca McDonald