My research is primarily in behavioural economics, where I use theoretical, empirical and experimental methods to study individual decision-making. In particular, I focus on the effects of self-image, social image, emotions and self-control. More recently, I am also interested in studying how information shapes political preferences.
Research Interests: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Pay-what-you-want in competition. The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2020, 20(1):20180063.
What drives home solar PV uptake? Subsidies, peer effects and visibility in Sweden (with Luis Mundaca). Energy Research & Social Science, 2020, 60:101319.
Curating social image: experimental evidence on the value of actions and selfies (with Håkan J. Holm). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 148:83-104. Media: press release, radio segment
Venting and gossiping in conflicts: verbal expression in ultimatum games. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2017, 67:111-121.
Pay-what-you-want pricing schemes: a self-image perspective (with Goytom Abraha Kahsay). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 2015, 7:17-28.
Effect of effort on self-image: monotonically increasing self-image functions. Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33(1):152-157.
Behavioural economics for energy and climate change policies and the transition to a sustainable energy use: a Scandinavian perspective (with Luis Mundaca, Jonas Sonnenschein and Roman Seidl). In M. Lopes, C. Henggeler Antunes and K. B. Janda (Eds.), Energy and Behavior: Towards a Low Carbon Future, 2020, 45-87. London: Academic Press.
Regulatory load and charitable-giving (with Leonhard K. Lades)
Experiments in Economics (Autumn 2020) - Compulsory course in Master in Behavioural Economics. (Co-lecturer)
Advanced Microeconomics (Spring 2021, Spring 2020) - Compulsory course in Master in Quantitative Economics.
Decision Theory (Spring 2021, Spring 2020) - Elective course in Master’s program.
Behavioural Economics: Policy Applications (Spring 2021) - Compulsory course in Master in Behavioural Economics. (Co-lecturer)
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Running A Laboratory Experiment at LUSEM - I compiled a guide for experimental economists interested in running sessions at LUSEM (2016).
Homo Non-Economicus - I wrote a short article about my research and behavioral economics in general for the student magazine (2013).