Patricio S. Dalton

Associate Professor of Economics
Tilburg University
Affiliated Fellow at CAGECentEREBC, and IPA
Department of Economics
Room P 2.101
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg

Phone (office): +31 13 466 4032
Phone (secretary): +31 13 466 2416
email: p.s.dalton AT uvt DOT nl

My UvT page

A recent interview by Rethinking Economics published at ESB (in Dutch)

Research Interest

My research examines how biological, psychological and social factors influence decision-making, and how decisions affect welfare and economic development. My theoretical work addresses the implications of bounded rationality for welfare economics and the link between aspirations and poverty. My experimental research has focused on the effect of poverty on productivity, preferences, biases, cognitive functions and rationality. I have also studied the effect of goal setting on productivity and of unemployment benefits on labor supply. Most recently, funded by a DFID Grant, I have designed and conducted field experiments to understand the determinants of small-firm growth. In Kenya, I study the effect of mobile money on firm performance. In Indonesia, I investigate how business skills can be learned from successful peers and in Ghana how goal setting can become an effective low-cost tool to help small-businesses grow.