I am an Associate Professor of Economics, at CERGE-EI (a joint workplace of Charles University, Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences) and at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University in Prague. I am also affiliated with IZA, CEPR and CESIfo.
My research spans behavioural economics, development economics and experimental economics. The unifying motivation is to shed light on “behavioural” mechanisms that may contribute to pressing social issues, including poverty, discrimination and violent inter-group conflicts. To do so, my collaborators and I conduct field experiments in relevant settings, often in disadvantaged communities.
Communicating doctors' consensus persistently increases Covid-19 vaccinations Published in Nature
We show that (i) people massively underestimate the doctors' trust in the vaccine and (ii) correcting misperceptions about the views of doctors increases the vaccine take-up by 4 p.p.