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Simon Gaechter

Professor of Psychology of Economic Decision Making, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Simon joined the University of Nottingham in February 2005. He is Professor of the Psychology of Economic Decision Making. He received his doctorate in Economics in Vienna. Before coming to Nottingham he worked at the Universities of Vienna, Linz, Zurich, and St. Gallen. He is also affiliated with the CESifo network (Munich), and the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA Bonn). He was recently awarded a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant, 2012-2017, to work on the Behavioural Economics of Cooperation.

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Research Summary

Simon's research interests are in the area of behavioural and experimental economics, organisational economics, labour economics, and game theory. His main research tools are experiments. Currently,… read more

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Current Research

Simon's research interests are in the area of behavioural and experimental economics, organisational economics, labour economics, and game theory. His main research tools are experiments. Currently, his main research interests are on voluntary cooperation in the presence of free rider incentives, and on the interplay of material and psychological incentives in incentive provision. He has published in American Economic Review, Econometrica, Science, Nature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and Management Science. He is also an associate editor of Management Science, the Journal of Behavior and Organization, and the Journal of Economic Psychology. He is the holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator grant on the Behavioural Economics of Cooperation (2012-2017).

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