Area of Expertise
- Behavioral Economics
- Development Economics
- Experimental Economics
My primary area of research is behavioural economics, using field and lab experiments to understand broad interactions between information, beliefs, and behaviour. My work on motivated beliefs studies whether and how belief formation and updating can lead to overconfidence, optimism, and discrimination. In other areas of my research, I have utilized randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate how information affects beliefs and behaviour in the context of the political resource curse in Mozambique and health in Guinea-Bissau.
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleThe Signals We Give: Gender, Feedback, and Competition RoleCo-PI (PI: Boon Han Koh) Award Amount$17,164.00 Year Awarded2020 Granting AgencyThe British Academy Project TitleGender and Competition RoleCo-PI (PI: Zahra Murad) Award Amount$8,603.00 Year Awarded2019 Granting AgencyFaculty of Business & Law, Portsmouth University Project TitleBelief Systems and Health Behaviours in Guinea Bissau RoleCo-PI (PI: Pedro Vicente) Award Amount$358,903.00 Year Awarded2018 Granting AgencyFundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - Research Grant (Portugal) Project TitlePerformance Beliefs and Allocation of Teamwork: An Experiment RoleCo-PI (with Leonie Gerhards and Zahra Murad) Award Amount$ Year Awarded2017 Granting AgencyHamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung Project TitleBelief Biases with Financial Stakes RolePI Award Amount$ Year Awarded2013 Granting AgencyRussell Sage Foundation