Johannes Lohse

Contact Details

University of Birmingham

Department of Economics

Birmingham B15NWN


Research Overview

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


Working Papers

Work in progress

  • "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