I am associate professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna (Italy).
I worked as assistant professor at Lund University (Sweden) and post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena (Germany).

Research Interest(s)
Behavioral and Experimental Economics

My research focuses mainly on the development and heterogeneity of
other regarding preferences and their interaction with economic incentives.

At the moment, I am focusing on the long run effects of affirmative actions on women participation in the labor market and, in particular, on their probability of getting into top positions. At the same time I am working on the relevance of implicit gender stereotypes in children, adolescents and their parents in order to understand how they impact on other relevant dimensions, as other regarding preferences, aspirations and career choices.

In recent years, I have been mostly focusing on two lines of research. The first one studies how self-control ability, other regarding preferences, unethical behaviour and trust evolve with age.
The second one aims at
understanding how structural features of mechanisms in organizations (e.g. incentive structures, enforcement mechanisms, sanctions, length and repetition of interactions, etc.) interact with the heterogeneity of individuals’ other regarding preferences.

News and upcoming events
  • We have been awarded the EIEF 2018 grant for the project The Gender Gap and the Italian Mathematical Olympiad.
    PI: Valeria Maggian (Ca' Foscari University of Venice). Team members: Natalia Montinari (University of Bologna), Antonio Nicolò (University of Padova and University of Manchester)

  • June 2019: The book Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics,
    edited by Alessandro Bucciol and I is now available!

Natalia Montinari

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Contatore per sito
Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran. August 2014. 

The cover page of the book Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics