I am Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance. My research areas are behavioural economics and experimental economics.
In 2017 I co-edited a special issue of the journal Games on public goods games, with my colleague Edward Cartwright.
In 2019 I secured financial support from the Royal Economic Society–through its 'Discover Economics' initiative–for a conference promoting economics to girls in Portsmouth. I have established within my faculty a 'Women in Economics' network as an events platform for young female economists.
I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia, an MSc in Economics from the University of Siena (Italy), and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy). Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I was Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena (Germany), and Research Associate at the Centre for Reasoning, University of Kent. In autumn 2019 I was granted research leave, during which I visited the University of Southampton.
My research interests include public goods provision, trust, fairness in institutions, social norms.
Recent papers include:
- Provision of continuous noxious facilities using a market-like mechanism: A simple implementation in the lab (with César Mantilla)
- Effects of institutionalizing procedurally fair co-determination - an experimental analysis (with Werner Güth and Kei Tsutsui)
- Implementing stakeholder participation as egalitarian bidding (with Werner Güth, Hartmut Kliemt and Kei Tsutsui)
- How do we choose whom to trust? The effect of social networks on trust (with Anna Conte, Daniela Di Cagno and Emanuela Sciubba)
I coordinate and teach Public Sector Economics, a final year undergraduate unit. I also teach behavioural economics on the second-year unit Behavioural Economics and Game Theory.
I act as personal tutor to undergraduate students. I supervise final year, undergraduate projects, Master's dissertations and PhD research.
I am happy to receive applications relating to PhD research in behavioural economics.
I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me at email@example.com or on +44 23 9284 4270.