Journal Publications:

Ip, E, Leibbrandt, A. and Vecci, J. (2018) "How Do Gender Quotas Affect Hierarchical Relationships? Complementary Evidence from a Representative Survey and Labor Market Experiments". CESifo Working Paper No. 6915. Available here Accepted at Management Science

BenYishay, A. , Grosjean P. and Vecci, J (2017) The Fish is the Friend of Matriliny: Reef Density Predicts Matrilineal Inheritance. Journal of Development Economics, 127: 234-249.  Available here 

Gangadharan, L and Jain, T., Maitra, P. and Vecci, J (2016), Social Norms and Governance: The Behavioral Response to Female Leadership, European Economic Review, Available here

Cardak, B and Vecci. J. (2016), Graduates, Dropouts and Slow Finishers: The Effects of Credit Constraints on University Outcomes, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78: 323-346 (working paper here)

Cardak, B and Vecci, J. (2013), Catholic school effectiveness in Australia: A reassessment using selection on observed and unobserved variables, Economics of Education Review, 37: 34-45, ISSN 0272-7757.


“The impact of Social Identity and Inequality on Anti Social Behaviour” with Lata Gangadharan (Monash), Phil Grossman (Monash) and Mana Komai (St. Cloud State), R&R European Economic Review

"The Fairer Sex? Women Leaders and Deceptive Behaviour" with Lata Gangadharan (Monash), Tarun Jain (ISB) and Pushkar Maitra (Monash) R&R Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation.

Working Papers:
Buly Cardak, Ananta Neelim, Kevin Wu and Vecci, J. (2017) "Would I Lie to you? Strategic Deception in the Face of Uncertain Penalities". Available here

Joe Vecci and Tomas Zelinsky (2016) “The Behavioural Challenges of Minorities: Social Identity and Role Models”. 

Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Iyer (2018) Leader Identity and Coordination. IZA  DP No. 11803. Available here

 Lata Gangadharan, Phil Grossman and Joe Vecci (2018) Moving on Up: The Impact of Income Mobility on Anti-social Behaviour. Available here

Work in Progress:   
"The Transmission of Behavioural Biases Across Generations”, with Tomas Zelinsky (Technical University of Košice)

"Stability of Preferences and Personality: New Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries", with Buly Cardak (La Trobe), Edwin Ip (Monash) and Nicolas Salamanca (Melbourne)
"Discrimination - Sources and Solutions" with Utteeyo Dasgupta (Wagner College) Subha Mani (Fordham University) and Tomas Zelinsky  (Technical University of Košice).

“Depression and Cognitive Load: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan” with Utteeyo Dasgupta (Wagner), Sonia Bhalotra (Essex), Farah Said (Lahore)

“Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence in Brazil” with Sonia Bhalotra (Essex), Pietro Biroli (Zurich), Karlijn Morsink (Utrecht), Jose Carvalho (UFC).


Neelim A. and Vecci, J. (2013). Evaluation of the Solomon Islands rural development program. Washington, DC: World Bank Group. Available here

Gangadharan, L., T. Jain, P. Maitra and Vecci, J. (2016). ‘The Behavioural Implications Of Women’s Empowerment Programmes’. 2016/64. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER. Available here