Current research at MonLEE spans across a wide range of economic areas, including development, cooperation, charitable giving, price discrimination and leadership. Learn more about our researchers below.
Corruption: Testing anti-corruption policies, finding determinants of corruption;
Conflict: Contest models, war games;
Development (with focus on experimental methods in low-income settings). Microfinance models and other stuff;
(Anti-)social preferences and behaviour, (anti-)social norms.
- Game theory;
- Price formation.
Attitudes towards anti-social preferences: corruption, envy, bad norms; the impact of these kinds of preferences and design measures to alleviate them;
Designing mechanisms (incentives, markets, tournaments, for example) to improve environmental outcomes;
Pro-social preferences: cooperation, charitable giving, inequality and mechanisms to understand their impact in society.
- Charitable giving;
- Rationality, ethics, and the emotions;
- Political Economy;
- Evolutionary Economics.
- Experimental research on the relationship between cooperation and competitiveness;
- The positive and negative impacts of affirmative action policies;
- Price discrimination.
- Theoretical and experimental work in behavioural economics and political economy;
- Identity and cooperation in the inter-group prisoner's dilemma;
- Individual versus group choices of repeated game strategies in social dilemmas;
- Network formation;
- Parental up-bring and ethic formation;
- Political economy of succession.
- Other regarding preferences
- Microeconomic theory;
- Experimental and Behavioral Economics: Design, external validity, non standard preferences;
- Markets: Tests and simulations
- Prosocial behavior such as reciprocity, trust, and inequality aversion;
- Designing incentive mechanisms to promote good behavior such as volunteering and healthy habits;
- Communication and signaling value of monetary incentives in enforcing cooperation;
- Social norms;
- Leadership and gender.