Research on behavioral decision-making
In the last few years I have undertaken a number of projects on individual decision-making under various influences – frames, nudges, narratives, channels of attention and group membership.
“Alcohol, Behavioral Norms and Sexual Violence on US College Campuses”, joint with Julia Hoefer, was issued on March 28th 2022 as a Discussion Paper by the CEPR.
The published papers from this line of work are:
“Betting on the Lord: Lotteries and Religiosity in Haiti”(with Emmanuelle Auriol, Diego Delissaint, Maleke Fourati and Pepita Miquel-Florensa), World Development 144 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105441.
“Favoring your in-group can harm both them and you: ethnicity and public goods provision in China”, with César Mantilla, Ling Zhou, Charlotte Wang, Donghui Yang and Suping Shen, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 185 (2021) 211–233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2021.02.016.
“Honest signalling in trust interactions: smiles rated as genuine induce trust and signal higher earnings opportunities”, with Samuele Centorrino, Elodie Djemai, Astrid Hopfensitz, Manfred Milinski, Evolution and Human Behavior 36(1), (2015), 8-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.08.001.
“How Does Ranking Affect User Choice in Online Search?” (with Mark Glick, Greg Richards and Margarita Sapozhnikov), Review of Industrial Organization 45 (2014), 99–119. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-014-9435-y
I am currently working with Selon Goksel, PhD student at the London Business School, on a project involving the influence of narrative framing on the effectiveness of Bayesian updating. We expect to submit results for publication in April 2022.
I am working with Etienne Danchin, Guillaume Isabel, Arnaud Pocheville, Sabine Noebel and Ricardo Santiago on a project on the effect of social learning on individual decision making, financed by the CNRS. Further details can be found here and here.
I am also working with my PhD student Julia Hoefer on the effect of various treatments on the propensity of social media users to share fake news.