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Professor Miguel Fonseca

Professor Miguel Fonseca

Associate Professor of Economics

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr Miguel Fonseca joined the Business School in September 2007 from Columbia University, where he had spent the previous two years as a post-doctoral researcher. Miguel’s current research interests are on tacit and explicit collusion; social identity and its effect on public good provision and bargaining. Dr Fonseca has obtained research support from the ESRC, the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation.

Miguel‘s post-doctoral work related to water management issues in Northeast Brazil. In particular, he conducted field experiments to study the ability of market mechanisms to coordinate investment decisions when there is uncertainty about the availability of water. Prior to that, he studied for his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focused on endogenous leadership formation in markets.

Nationality: Portuguese

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London

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Research interests

  • Experimental economics
  • Industrial organisation
  • Public economics

Dr Fonseca‘s research focuses on using experimental methods to study behaviour in microeconomic models. He is interested specifically in issues relating to industrial economics, public economics, game theory and the effect of group membership on individual behaviour.
 

Research projects

Dr Fonseca's current research includes the study of:

  • tacit and explicit collusion in experimental markets
  • the role of social context in simple bargaining games
  • the role of social identity in public good provision, and
  • the study of perceptions of climate change using prediction markets.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Fonseca MA, Chakravarty S (2016). Discrimination via Exclusion: an Experiment on Group Identity and Club Goods. Journal of Public Economic Theory
Choo CYL, Fonseca MA, Myles GD (2016). Do students behave like real taxpayers in the lab? Evidence from a real effort tax compliance experiment. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 124, 102-114.
Gonçalves R, Fonseca MA (2016). Learning through Simultaneous Play: Evidence from Penny Auctions. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, n/a-n/a.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA, Ghosh S, Marjit S (2016). Religious Fragmentation, Social Identity and Conflict: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment in India. PLOS ONE, 11(10), e0164708-e0164708.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA, Ghosh S, Marjit S (2016). Religious fragmentation, social identity and cooperation: Evidence from an artefactual field experiment in India. European Economic Review
Kurz T, Thomas WE, Fonseca MA (2014). A fine is a more effective financial deterrent when framed retributively and extracted publicly. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 170-177. Abstract.  Full text.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA, Kaplan TR (2014). An Experiment on the Causes of Bank Run Contagions. European Economic Review, 72, 39-51. Full text.
Fonseca MA, Normann HT (2014). Endogenous Cartel Formation: Experimental Evidence. Economics Letters, 125(2), 223-225. Full text.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA (2014). The Effect of Social Fragmentation on Public Good Provision: an Experimental Study. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 53, 1-9. Full text.
Fonseca MA, Normann H-T (2013). Excess Capacity and Pricing in Bertrand–Edgeworth Markets: Experimental Evidence. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 169(2), 199-228. Full text.
Hueffer K, Fonseca MA, Leiserowitz A, Taylor KM (2013). The wisdom of crowds: Predicting a weather and climate-related event. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(2), 91-105. Full text.
Peters K, Haslam SA, Ryan MK, Fonseca M (2013). Working with Subgroup Identities to Build Organizational Identification and Support for Organizational Strategy: a Test of the ASPIRe Model. Group and Organization Management, 38(1), 128-144. Abstract.
Fonseca MA, Pfaff A, Osgood D (2012). An Advantage of Resource Queues over Spot Markets: Decision Coordination in Experiments with Resource Uncertainty. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 94(5), 1136-1153. Full text.
Fonseca MA, Normann HT (2012). Explicit vs. Tacit Collusion – the Impact of Communication in Oligopoly Experiments. European Economic Review, 56, 1759-1772. Full text.
Fonseca MA (2009). An Experimental Investigation of Asymmetric Contests. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(5), 582-591. Full text.
Fonseca MA, Normann HT (2008). Mergers, Asymmetries and Collusion: Experimental Evidence. Economic Journal, 118, 387-400.
Fonseca MA, Normann HT, Mueller W (2006). Endogenous Timing in Duopoly: Experimental Evidence. International Journal of Game Theory, 34, 443-456.
Fonseca MA, Huck S (2005). Playing Cournot Although They Shouldn't: Endogenous Timing in Experimental Duopolies with Asymmetric Cost. Economic Theory, 25, 669-677.

Publications by year


2016

Fonseca MA, Chakravarty S (2016). Discrimination via Exclusion: an Experiment on Group Identity and Club Goods. Journal of Public Economic Theory
Choo CYL, Fonseca MA, Myles GD (2016). Do students behave like real taxpayers in the lab? Evidence from a real effort tax compliance experiment. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 124, 102-114.
Gonçalves R, Fonseca MA (2016). Learning through Simultaneous Play: Evidence from Penny Auctions. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, n/a-n/a.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA, Ghosh S, Marjit S (2016). Religious Fragmentation, Social Identity and Conflict: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment in India. PLOS ONE, 11(10), e0164708-e0164708.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA, Ghosh S, Marjit S (2016). Religious fragmentation, social identity and cooperation: Evidence from an artefactual field experiment in India. European Economic Review

2014

Kurz T, Thomas WE, Fonseca MA (2014). A fine is a more effective financial deterrent when framed retributively and extracted publicly. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 170-177. Abstract.  Full text.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA, Kaplan TR (2014). An Experiment on the Causes of Bank Run Contagions. European Economic Review, 72, 39-51. Full text.
Fonseca MA, Normann HT (2014). Endogenous Cartel Formation: Experimental Evidence. Economics Letters, 125(2), 223-225. Full text.
Chakravarty S, Fonseca MA (2014). The Effect of Social Fragmentation on Public Good Provision: an Experimental Study. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 53, 1-9. Full text.

2013

Fonseca MA, Normann H-T (2013). Excess Capacity and Pricing in Bertrand–Edgeworth Markets: Experimental Evidence. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 169(2), 199-228. Full text.
Hueffer K, Fonseca MA, Leiserowitz A, Taylor KM (2013). The wisdom of crowds: Predicting a weather and climate-related event. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(2), 91-105. Full text.
Peters K, Haslam SA, Ryan MK, Fonseca M (2013). Working with Subgroup Identities to Build Organizational Identification and Support for Organizational Strategy: a Test of the ASPIRe Model. Group and Organization Management, 38(1), 128-144. Abstract.

2012

Fonseca MA, Pfaff A, Osgood D (2012). An Advantage of Resource Queues over Spot Markets: Decision Coordination in Experiments with Resource Uncertainty. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 94(5), 1136-1153. Full text.
Fonseca MA, Normann HT (2012). Explicit vs. Tacit Collusion – the Impact of Communication in Oligopoly Experiments. European Economic Review, 56, 1759-1772. Full text.

2009

Fonseca MA (2009). An Experimental Investigation of Asymmetric Contests. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(5), 582-591. Full text.

2008

Fonseca MA, Normann HT (2008). Mergers, Asymmetries and Collusion: Experimental Evidence. Economic Journal, 118, 387-400.

2006

Fonseca MA, Normann HT, Mueller W (2006). Endogenous Timing in Duopoly: Experimental Evidence. International Journal of Game Theory, 34, 443-456.

2005

Fonseca MA, Huck S (2005). Playing Cournot Although They Shouldn't: Endogenous Timing in Experimental Duopolies with Asymmetric Cost. Economic Theory, 25, 669-677.

Awards and Honours

  • 2013-14: HMRC Research Contract, £84,000 (Co-Investigator)
  • 2013-18: ESRC/HMRC Tax Administration Research Center £1.58 million (Co-Investigator)
  • 2012-14: ESRC/DfID £92,731 (Principal Investigator)
  • 2012: HRMC Research Contract, £79,836 (Co-Investigator)
  • 2010-11: British Academy, £5,880 (Principal Investigator)
  • 2010-12: ESRC, £25,396 (Principal Investigator)
  • 2009-10: Nuffield Foundation, £2,888 (Principal Investigator)
  • 2006-07: Tinker Foundation, $140,000 (Co-Investigator)

External positions

  • Affiliate Researcher at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) - Columbia University.