Simone Quercia

foto,  July 17, 2019
Temporary Assistant Professor
Academic sector
Research sector (ERC)
SH1_7 - Behavioural economics; experimental economics; neuro-economics

SH1_8 - Microeconomics; game theory

Polo Santa Marta,  Floor 1,  Room 1.02
045 802 8237
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Simone Quercia is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Verona. He obtained his PhD at University of Nottingham (UK). Before joining the Economics Department in Verona, he worked four years as a postdoc at the University of Bonn (DE). His main fields are behavioral, experimental and public economics. His research studies the determinants of time, risk and social preferences with a focus on the voluntary provision of public goods, the psychological roots of risk preferences and the determinants and consequences of moral behavior.

Office hours: by arrangement via email.
Research interests
Topic Description Research area
JEL C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior Design and analysis of laboratory experiments to study heterogeneity of individual behaviors, both in conditions of certainty and uncertainty and in cases involving risk. These experiments help to develop models with greater explanatory and forecasting power compared to those formulated by traditional economic theory. Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Design of Experiments
JEL C92 - Laboratory, Group Behavior Analysis and design of laboratory experiments to study the behavior of individuals in contexts of strategic interaction to; (i) identify the role of social preferences in the presence of economic incentives, (ii) study individuals attitude towards cooperation in the contexts of a so-called "social dilemma" (such as the private provision of public goods) and (iii) proposing mechanisms to solve the dilemma. Experimental analysis of the role of communication in the context of strategic interaction and study of the role of the social influence of agents within networks. Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Design of Experiments
JEL D91 - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making Cover studies about the role of emotional, psychological, social or cognitive factors on individual choices, also using laboratory experiments. Also studies the consequences of traumatic events on economic behavior (in particular the attitude towards risk) both in the short and in the long term; deception and dishonest behavior; self-control problems. Study of the economic policy impacts of psychological and behavioral aspects in the context of consumption choices, pension savings and investment in education Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Micro-Based Behavioral Economics