Alexander Coutts

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.