ABOUT MY RESEARCH
I am interested in topics at the intersection of economics, sociology and psychology. My current research investigates the interactions between identity, culture, social environment, preferences and outcomes with a particular focus on how experienced inequality affects beliefs, values, trust, aspirations and behavior.Download CV Google Scholar IDEAS/RePEc
- Working Papers
- Motivating Whistleblowers (with Giancarlo Spagnolo and Danila Serra). Revise and Resubmit, Management Science
- The Causal Effect of Cultural Identity on Cooperation (with Dietmar Fehr). paper available soon
- Customized Responsible Gambling Messaging as a Tool to Encourage Help-Seeking (with Brett Abarbanel, Sally Gainsbury and Kahlil Philander).
- Lingering Consequences: an educational intervention which may improve students' long-run success (with Mary-Ann Winkelmes). paper available soon
- Manipulating Reliance on Intuition Reduces Risk and Ambiguity Aversion (with Luigi Guiso and Tullio Japelli).
- Reputation and Entry (with Enrica Carbone, Pierluigi Conzo and Giancarlo Spagnolo).
- Gender, Identity and Work Effort. paper available upon request
SHORT-FORMAT SEMINAR SERIES
The short-format seminar series was created in Fall 2017 in order to foster conversations among the UC Merced faculty within and across the many disciplines they span. Speakers are all internal to UC Merced. Seminars last 30 minutes, including questions. Research at preliminary stages where feedback from a variety of viewpoints is often the most consequential is highly encouraged. The shortened time format allows speakers to convey the gist of their projects, avoiding laborious technical detail that often characterizes longer seminars. As such the format should spur conversations outside of the seminar room -- in the hallways, across campus and over the course of the semester. If you would like to present a short-format seminar or to be updated on its progress, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.