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
What drives home solar PV uptake? Subsidies, peer effects and visibility in Sweden (with Luis Mundaca). Energy Research & Social Science, 2020, 60:101319.
Pay-what-you-want in competition. The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2019, 20(1).
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)
Increasing female participation in economics (with Orla Doyle)
Does perceived (in)competence of minority groups drive preference for affirmative action? (with Demid Getik and Marco Islam)
Stocking up or putting off? Durability versus procrastination in explaining transitory effects in healthcare spending (with Kevin Devereux)
Experiments in Economics (Autumn 2020) - Compulsory course in Master in Behavioural Economics. (Lecturer for Laboratory Experiments part)
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 Implications (Spring 2021) - Compulsory course in Master in Behavioural Economics.
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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).