Curriculum Vitae

 

Complete Curriculum Vitae – August 2019 (download here)

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics – University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Supervisors: Robert Sugden, Shaun Hargreaves-Heap, Chris Starmer,
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) – University of Cagliari, ITALY.

 

Academic positions and affiliations

2019 – Present

  • Ph.D. programme co-ordinator, Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari

2016 – Present

  • Associate Professor in Economics (13/A2), Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari

2009 – Present

  • Invited Professor, ‘Sophia’ International University Institute, Loppiano – Florence

2008 – Present

  • Co-ordinator BERG (Behavioural Economics Research Group – University of Cagliari)

2006 – Present

  • Research Fellow CRENoS (Centre for North-South Economic Research)

2002 – 2016

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari

 

Administrative and Non-academic positions

2019 – Present

  • Member of the Gender Budgeting Working Group, University of Cagliari.

2017 – Present

  • Advisory Council Member of ‘Rumundu.com’

2017 – Present

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of ‘Sophia Global Studies’ – IUS, Loppiano-Florence.

2017 – Present

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of ‘Fondazione Casa Museo Antonio Gramsci’.

2013 – Present

  • Co-founder WECOOP s.r.l

2013 – Present

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of SEC – Scuola di Economia Civile.

2013 – 2018

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Leggendo Metropolitano.

2012 – Present

  • Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors SMARTLAB s.r.l (University Spin-off)

 

Further Education and Visiting Positions

  • Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CiMEC), The Learning and Decision-Making Group. University of Trento. Visiting Scholar, July 2018.
  • Summer School on
”Neuroeconomics: 
Recent Advances and Future Directions”. Chicago University, Erice 15-20 June 2014. (Lecturers: Colin Camerer, Paul Glimcher, Rosemarie Nagel, Antonio Rangel, Aldo Rustichini, Wolfram Schultz, Xiao-Jing Wang, et al.)
  • Summer School on “Why Ethics Isn’t a Behavioral Science”. Trento, 23-28 September 2008. (Lecturers: K.Binmore, M.Dufwemberg, T. Ellingsen, S.Hargreaves-Heap).
  • Summer School on “Rationality, Game Theory and Contract”. Trento, 1-6 July. (Lecturers: K.Binmore, J.Moore, A.Schwartz)

 

Scientific Interests

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Social preferences, Trust, Empathy, Inequality, Intentionality, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience.

 

Work in progress

  • Behavioral Determinants of Italian North-South Divide (with Tommaso Reggiani, Marco Faillo, Luca Corazzini).
  • Generativy (with Leonardo Becchetti and Luca Corazzini).
  • Trust, Reciprocity and Menu Dependence (with Tommaso Reggiani and Francesca Craparotta).
  • Empathy and Social Preference (with Tommaso Reggiani and Alejandra Vasquez).

 

Invited Seminars, Lectures and Courses (last 5 years)

  • “From interdependence to intersubjectivity in economics: envy, reciprocity and trust”, invited lecture at the Inter-doctoral Symposium “The city of Desire: A Colloquium on Mimetic Hypothesis and the Production of Space”, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, 3-9/05/2019.
  • “Dall’interdipendenza all’intersoggettività. Spunti per una visione comportamentale della fraternità in economia”, invited seminar at the workshop “Il principio di fraternità: diritto, economia, filosofia e letteratura in dialogo”, Department of Humanities, University of Trieste, 4-5/12/2018.
  • “Imparare ad Imparare: il capitale umano non-cognitivo e la trasmissione intergenerazionale della povertà sviluppo individuale e nei percorsi formativi”, invited seminar at the conference “Rapporto Banca d’Italia sull’economia regionale”, Banca d’Italia sede di Cagliari, 13/06/2018.
  • “El cuidado de las raíces. Confianza y relaciones en la sociedad y en las organizaciones”. Invited lecture at the Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia, 14/08/2018.
  • “If the real mission of economy is to promote happiness, why doesn’t today’s economy fulfil this mission?” Invited lecture at the Open Expert Meeting, Thomas More Foundation, ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL), 25/08/2017
  • “Felicità ed Economia. Indagini sul paradosso della ricchezza di Easterlin”. Invited lecture at the SEC Summer School, Villa Tiberiade, Torre Annunziata (NA), 12-15/07/2017
  • “Fiducia come Bene Comune”. Invited lecture at the AMEC Summer School, Martina Franca (TA), 28/07/2016.
  • “Relationality and
    Societal Challenges:
    The Economic Perspective”. Invited plenary lecture at Eco-One International Conference, Budapest, 22/05/2016.
  • “Lo Sviluppo delle Competenze Decisionali: La Prospettiva della Neuroeconomia”, Invited seminar at “Le frontiere delle neuroscienze” seminars series, Auxilum University, Rome, 11/02/2016.
  • “The Economics of Other-Regarding Behavior”. Invited plenary lecture at 11ième Seminaire Plenier du GRACE, Lyon, 28/01/2016.
  • “L’approccio multidisciplinare negli studi clinici e di intervento: la neuroeconomia”, Invited lecture at the course “Metodologia di Base e Nuove Direzioni della Ricerca in Ambito Clinico”, Azienda Ospedaliera “G. Brotzu”
    – Centro per i Disturbi Pervasivi dello Sviluppo, Cagliari, 26-27/11/2015.
  • “Fiducia è Bene Comune”, Invited lecture at the course “Laboratorio di Responsabilità, Etica e Diritto”, Dipartimento di Economia, Management, Istituzioni, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, 18/11/2015.
  • “Other-regarding Behaviors in Economics”, invited lecture at the Pan-american EoC Summer School, Vargem Grande Paulista – San Paolo (Brasil) 26-30/10/2015.
  • “Few Doves in a World of Hawks? How Culture and Social Norms Emerge and Evolve”, invited lecture at the International EoC Summer School, Prague 24-28/08/2015.
  • “Values, Culture and the Economic System in the Making of a Flourishing Society”, invited lecture at the Pan-african EoC Summer School, Nairobi 22-26/05/2015.
  • “¿Nuestras decisiones económicas son siempre racionales? ¿Estamos dispuestos a cooperar?” Invited plenary lecture at the conference “La empresa del s. XXI: Una mirada diferente”, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Granada, Granada 04/05/2015.
  • “Trust as a Common Good”, invited public lecture at the “Contemporary Economic Issues” conference series, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK), 20/04/2015.
  • “Decision-making e Comportamenti Economici”, Invited lecture at the course “Nuove Frontiere delle Neuroscienze Sociali dello Sviluppo”, Azienda Ospedaliera “G. Brotzu”
    – Centro per i Disturbi Pervasivi dello Sviluppo, Cagliari, 28/11/2014.
  • “Impresa Civile
    e Motivazioni Plurali”, invited lecture at the AVOLAB Summer School “L’impresa civile: natura, motivazioni e prospettive per lo sviluppo di un nuovo Welfare State”, Siracusa 11-14/09/2014.
  • “Incentives”, invited lecture at the International EoC Summer School, Bruyères-le-Chatel, Paris (France) 26-31/08/2014.
  • “Games people play. La natura della razionalità e il grande coreografo”, a diaologue with Robert Aumann (Economics Nobel Prize Winner) with Vittorio Pelligra and Armando Massarenti, Cagliari Teatro Civico, 05/06/2014
  • “La Crisi del Credito è Inevitabile”, invited seminar at the conference “Rapporto Banca d’Italia sull’economia regionale”, Banca d’Italia sede di Cagliari, 13/06/2013.
  • “The Economics of Pro-Social Behaviour”, invited course CUEA – Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi (Kenya), 16-22/07/2012.

 

Conferences and Seminars (last 5 years)

  • “Empathy, Altruism and Strategic Thinking in Simple Economic Games”. Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, 17/07/2018.
  • “Empathy, Altruism and Strategic Thinking in Simple Economic Games”. Economic Science Association, World Conference, Berlin, 28/6-1/7/2018.
  • “Information, belief elicitation and threshold effects in the 5X1000 tax scheme: a framed field experiment”. Science of Philanthropy Initiative 2017 Conference. University of Chicago, 6-7/09/2017.
  • “Responding to (Un)reasonable Request”. 2nd Workshop on Psychological Game Theory. University of East Anglia, Norwich, 5-6/07/2017.
  • “Responding to (Un)reasonable Request”. Southern Europe Experimental Team (SEET) Workshop, Cagliari, 2-4/02/2017.
  • “Responding to (Un)reasonable Request”. Economic Science Association, European Meeting, Bergen, 31/08-3/09/2016.
  • “Responding to (Un)reasonable Request”. Economic Science Association, World Meeting, Jerusalem, 07-11/07/2016
  • “Reciprocity of what in a simple trust game”. Sophia Seminar in Economics and Business, ‘Sophia’ International University Institute, 12-13/02/2016.
  • “Menu (In)Dependence in the Trust Game”. Economic Science Association, European Meeting, Heidelberg, 2-6/09/2015.
  • “Information and belief elicitation effects on charitable giving: An artefactual field experiment”. Behavioral Science and Policy – Network for the Integrated Behavioral Science Annual Conference, Nottingham, 21-23/04/2015
  • “Reciprocating Kindness. An Experimental Investigation”. IAREP/SABE Conference, Atlanta, GE, 25-29/07/2013.
  • “Reciprocating Kindness. An Experimental Investigation”. Economic Science Association, World Meeting, New York, NY, 21-24/06/2012
  • “Social Preferences, Intentions and Empathy. An experiment with Normally Developing and Autistic Spectrum Disorders Subjects”, CEDEX Seminar, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 8/02/2012

 

Organized Conferences and Seminars

  • “Happiness, Capabilities, and Opportunities”, HEIRS International Conference 2018, University of Napoli ‘Federico II’ (Naples, 15 – 17 November 2018). Keynote Speakers: Sabine Alkire, Séverine Deneulin, Robert Sugden.
  • “Prizes and Virtues”, An Interdisciplinary Workshop LUMSA University, (Rome, April 10-11, 2017). Keynote Speakers: Robert Dur, Bruno Frey, Rith Grant, Robert Sudgen)
  • “Felici per legge? Happiness Economics e Paternalismo Libertario” University of Cagliari, (Cagliari, June 04, 2016). Keynote Speakers: Stefano Bartolini, Francesco Guala.
  • “Vulnerability and Gift in Economics and Business: An interdisciplinary conference”. ‘Sophia’ International University Institute, HEIRS, GRACE, (Loppiano, Florence, April 22-23, 2016). Keynote Speakers: Erik Borgman, John Milbank, Domenec Melé, Pierre Yves Gomez.
  • Conference Cycle of the “Tuscany Towards Expo 2015” Project
    • Conference 1: ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS THE FUTURE (Firenze, January 17, 2015). Keynote Speakers: Richard Wilkinson, Vandana Shiva, Stefano Bartolini, John De Graaf, Francesco Sarracino, Tim Kasser, Colin Crouch.
    • Conference 2: FIRMS’ GOVERNANCE AND WELL-BEING AT THE WORKPLACE (Firenze, January 24, 2015). Keynote Speakers: Anouk Grevin, Helena A. Marujo, Francesco Sarracino, Arne L. Kalleberg.
    • Conference 3: BIODIVERSITY AND FORMS OF ENTERPRISES (Firenze, January 30, 2015). Keynote Speakers: Stefano Zamagni, André Habish, Luigino Bruni.
    • Conference 4: CIVIL ECONOMY AND PUBLIC HAPPINESS (Firenze, January 31, 2015). Keynote Speakers: Bruno Frey, Ruut Veenhoven, Jennifer Nedelsky.
  • “Economic Theology, Theological Economics: An interdisciplinary conference”. LUMSA University (Rome, May 20-21, 2014). Keynote Speakers: Paul Olsington, Adrian Pabst, John Mildbank, Robert H. Nelson, Tomáš Sedláček, Giacomo Todeschini.
  • “Il mercato siamo noi”. University of Cagliari, Auditorium Comunale (Cagliari, June 8, 2013). Keynote Speakers: Leonardo Becchetti, Fernando Boero, Tiziano, Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli , Stefano Zamagni, Chiara Giaccardi.
  • “Public Happiness”. LUMSA University, University of Milan-Bicocca, University of Rome- or Vergata, St. Thomas Aquinas University, Rome, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences. (Rome, 4-5 June, 2013). Keynote Speakers: Bruno Frey, Ruut Veenhoven, Carol Ryff, Robert Sugden, Alois Stutzer, Nicholas Theocharakis.
  • “Market and Happiness. Do economic interactions crowd out civic virtues and human capabilities?”. University of Milan-Bicocca (Milan, June 8-9, 2011). Keynote Speakers: Martha Nussbaum, Bruno Frey, Irene Van Staveren, Robert Sugden, Stefano Zamagni, Enrico Giovannini.
  • “Reciprocity: Theories and Facts”. University of Milan-Bicocca, University of Cagliari, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences (Verbaina, February 22-24, 2007). Keynote Speakers: James Andreoni, Cristina Bicchieri, Jon Elster, Armin Falk, Simon Gächter, Vittorio Gallese, Herbert Gintis, Russell Hardin, Kevin A. McCabe, Aldo Rustichini, Joel Sobel.
  • “The Paradoxes of Happiness In Economics”. University of Milan-Bicocca (Milan, 21-23 March, 2003). Keynote Speakers: Robert Frank, Richard Easterlin, Luigi Pasinetti, Roberto Scazzieri, Daniel Kahneman.

 

Refereeing Activities

  • Applied Economics, Ejournal-economics, International Journal of Happiness and Development, International Review of Economics, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Theory and Decision, Il Mulino, Edgar Elgar, Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill.

 

Teaching Experience

PhD Level

  • Advanced Microeconomics (Cagliari)
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Cagliari)

 

Master Level

  • Economics of Information (Cagliari)
  • Behavioral Economics (Cagliari)
  • Advanced Microeconomics (Cagliari)
  • Game Theory (Cagliari)
  • Decision Theory (Cagliari)
  • Economics of the Welfare State (Cagliari)
  • Economics of Information and Innovation (IUS, Florence)
  • Game Theory and Cooperative Behaviour (IUS, Florence)
  • Game Theory and Organizations (Milan-Bicocca)

 

Undergraduate Level

  • Microeconomics (Cagliari)
  • Economic Policy (Cagliari)

 

PhD responsibilities

2019 – Present

  • Ph.D. programme co-ordinator, Department of Economics and Business, University of Cagliari

2018 – 2019

  • Member of the teaching committee (collegio dei docenti) of the PhD program in “Ecogastronomy, Education and Society”, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Bra.

2012 – present

  • Member of the teaching committee (collegio dei docenti) of the PhD program in “Economics”,‘Sophia’ International University Institute, Florence.

2014 – 2017

  • PhD Course in Advanced Microeconomics (Behavioral and Experimental Economics), University of Cagliari and Sassari.

2014 – 2017

  • Member of the teaching committee (collegio dei docenti) of the PhD program in “Sciences of Civil Economy”, LUMSA University, Rome.

 

PhD students:

  • Francesca Craparotta (University of Cagliari and Sassari, in progress)
  • Alejandra Vasquez (University of Cagliari and Sassari, completed 2017. Now Post-doc at the Universidad Mayor, Santiago del Chile, Chile)
  • Tiziana Medda (University of Cagliari and Sassari, completed 2016. Now Post-doc at the University “Ca’ Foscari”, Venice)
  • Giampietro Parolin (‘Sophia’ International University Institute, Florence, completed 2015)
  • Stefania Sitzia (University of Cagliari and Sassari, completed 2013. Now Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia)

 

Competitive Research Grants (as P.I.)

  • 2016 Research Grant for Fundamental Research (RAS L.R.7/2006) (62.000 Euros)
  • 2012 Research Award (RAS) (10.000 Euros)
  • 2010 Research Grant for Fundamental Research (RAS L.R.7/2006) (31.700 Euros)
  • 2009 Research Grant for Young Researchers (Università di Cagliari) (10.000 Euros)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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