Research

Experimental research done at FEELE is at the forefront of research in behavioural economics. It includes work on bank runs, emotions and decision-making, game theory, gender differences in team contexts, health economics, honesty, individual risk attitudes, labour markets, market behaviour, tax compliance, among others. For more details, see information about our affiliated researchers.

Grants

FEELE has been involved with, and/or hosted a number of research grants:

DateAwarding bodyGrantPrincipal InvestigatorValue
2015-16 National Audit Office. “Quality of Customer Service on Tax Return Accuracy.” PI: Chen £20,532
2015-18 Economic and Social Research Council. “Behavioural Compatibility between Individual Choice and Collective Action” PI: Myles; Co-Is: Fonseca; Kotsogiannis £104,910
2015 HM Revenue and Customs. “Lab Experiments on Tax Compliance” PI: Fonseca £43,430
2013-14 HM Revenue and Customs. “Lab Experiments on Tax Compliance” PI: Myles; Co-I: Fonseca £84,000
2013-17 Economic and Social Research Council and HM Revenue and Customs. “Tax Administration Research Centre.” PI: Myles; Co-Is: Fonseca, Kotsogiannis, Oates £1,900,000
2012-14 Economic and Social Research Council and Department for International Development. “Field experiment on the behavioural foundations of inter-group discrimination and its effects on public good provision in India” PI: Fonseca; Co-I: Chakravarty  
2012 HM Revenue and Customs. “Experiment to investigate taxpayer responses to audits and strategies” PI: Myles; Co-I: Fonseca £79,836
2010-11 British Academy. “Labour supply, effort and productivity shocks: an experimental study” PI: Fonseca £5,880
2010-12 Economic and Social Research Council. “Social Identity, Group Composition and Public Good Provision: An Experimental Study” PI: Fonseca; Co-I: Chakravarty £25,396
2009-10 Nuffield Foundation. “Fairness, Bargaining and Social Context: An Experimental Investigation.” Co-PIs: Balkenborg, Fonseca £2,888
2009-11 Nuffield Foundation. “Bidding Behaviour in Auctions under Asymmetry.” Co-PI: Kaplan £7,280
2007 Economic and Social Research Council and National Science Foundation. “Metereology meets the social sciences.” Kaplan: Co-PI $25,000
2007 Met Office Research Contract. “Uncertainty Information in Forecasts.” PI: Kaplan £22,000
2006-08 Leverhulme Foundation. “Optimality of Contest Design.” PI: Kaplan £25,000
2004-08 Higher Education Funding Council in England (HEFCE). “Bringing Experiments into the Classroom.” PI: Balkenborg; Co-I: Kaplan £150,000
2004-05 British Academy. “Can information hurt when it shouldn’t? Experiments on repeated zero-sum games with incomplete information.” PI: Balkenborg; Co-I: Kaplan £7,500
2004-05 Centre Nationale de Récherche Scientifique. “Can information hurt when it shouldn’t? Experiments on repeated zero-sum games with incomplete information.” Co-Is: Kaplan, Balkenborg €3,000.
2003-05 University of Exeter Research Grant. “FEELE Experimental Lab.” PI: Balkenborg; Co-I: Kaplan £75,000
2003-04 Israel Science Foundation. “Origins of Cooperation and Social Conventions: Experimental Evidence.” Co-PI: Kaplan $22,000
2003-04 Economic and Social Research Council. Origins of Cooperation and Social Conventions: Experimental Evidence.” Co-PI: Kaplan £46,671