I am a Professor of Behavioural Economics at the University of Birmingham, Department of Economics. I joined the Department of Economics in 2010 as a Lecturer and became a Senior Lecturer in 2012, a Reader in 2013 and a Professor in 2018. Before coming to Birmingham, I was part of the experimental centres at the University of York, EXEC (where I worked from 2008-2010) and the University of Nottingham, CeDEx (from where I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Robin Cubitt and Simon Gaechter).

My research interests lie in the area of behavioural and experimental economics. Recent research has focused on social preferences, on voluntary cooperation in the presence of free rider incentives, on expression of emotions and on coordination games. My work has been published in Games & Economic Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Psychology, Experimental Economics, Theory and Decision, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and Economics Letters.

I am also affiliated with CESifo (Munich).

I serve as Associate Editor for the European Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and Coordinating Editor for Theory and Decision. Since December 2020, I also joined the Editorial Board of The Leadership Quarterly.


I have written an experimental economics book on social preferences. If you are interested, you can order the book and find more details in the following link:


Special Issues:

  • Together with John List, we are co-editing a special issue in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization on "The science and practice of replication in experimental economics". Call for papers is here.

  • Together with Maja Adena and Steffen Huck, we are co-editing a special issue in Oxford Economics Papers on "New directions in understanding philanthropic activities". Call for papers is here.

See also my webpage on Ideas/Repec.

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