Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Faculty members in the Behavioural and Experimental Economics Theme use theory and experiments (conducted in the FEELE lab or in field settings) to illuminate the complexities of decision-making, to offer a more comprehensive understanding of economic processes and to aid policy design. We are one of the largest groups of behavioural and experimental economists in the world.
Our research and expertise extend to several fields within economics. Our work in organisational economics focuses on discrimination in the workplace, the determinants of female representation at different levels within companies, or the impact pay inequality has on productivity. Our research on market design looks at how we can eliminate market inefficiencies that arise in thin markets, how disclosure of information can affect regulatory policy, or the optimal design of auctions. Our work on social preferences examines not only why and how we cooperate in social dilemma settings or engage in charitable actions, but also why we behave anti-socially. Our projects on individual decision-making under risk look at how to best provide probabilistic information to aid people making decisions under uncertainty. We also investigate how heuristics affect financial decision-making, or what interventions may help people make better savings decisions.
Our work is published in leading journals in economics (American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies), management (Management Science), psychology (Psychological Science), and cross-disciplinary journals (Nature, Nature Human Behavior). We are proud to be a very diverse and inclusive group.
Behavioural and experimental economics are prominently represented in the teaching programmes in the department: we offer four undergraduate modules, as well as postgraduate training in our MSc Economics: Behavioural Insights pathway.
We are also the home of the Exeter Prize - the annual award for the best research publication in behavioural economics, experimental economics, and decision theory.
Professor Miguel Fonseca
Behavioural and Experimental Economics Subject Lead
Academics in this subject theme
|Professor Loukas Balafoutas||Head of Department - Economics (Business School) and Professor of Economics – Diversity and Inclusion||+44 (0) 1392 726273|
|Professor Surajeet Chakravarty||Associate Professor in Economics, Director of Postgraduate Research Students (Economics)||+44 (0) 1392 723419|
|Dr Jingnan Chen||Senior Lecturer in Economics||+44 (0) 1392 726294|
|Professor Miguel Fonseca||Associate Professor of Economics||+44 (0) 1392 722584|
|Dr Helena Fornwagner||Senior Lecturer in Economics|
|Dr Javier Garcia-Brazales||Lecturer in Economics|
|Professor Brit Grosskopf||Professor of Economics||+44 (0) 1392 725976|
|Professor Oliver Hauser||Professor of Economics||+44 (0) 1392 722599|
|Dr Edwin Ip||Lecturer in Economics||+44 (0) 1392 724502|
|Professor Todd R Kaplan||Professor of Economics||+44 (0) 1392 723237|
|Dr Boon Han Koh||Lecturer in Economics|
|Dr Luke Lindsay||Senior Lecturer in Economics||+44 (0) 1392 725965|
|Dr Simone Meraglia||Senior Lecturer in Economics||+44 (0) 1392 725619|
|Dr Stephen Nei||Lecturer in Economics|
|Dr Pauline Vorjohann||Lecturer in Economics|
|Dr Joerg Weber||Deputy Head of Department - Economics (Business School); Director of Research & Impact; Senior Lecturer in Economics||+44 (0) 1392 722580|