Welcome to the Chair of Applied Microeconomics

I study the proximate and evolutionary foundations of human social behavior and its implications for economic outcomes. For this purpose, I use both experimental and non-experimental methods, especially in the context of developing countries. Current projects include conditional cooperation and institution formation, leader punishment behavior and group performance; social identity and conditional cooperation; the role of markets and religiosity in the formation of social preferences, and the scope of cultural group selection in the evolution of pro-social behaviors.