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Daniel Sgroi

Contact details

Telephone: +44(0) 2476 575 557

Fax: +44(0) 2476 523 032

Email: daniel dot sgroi at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.101

Office Hours: (Term 1) Tuesday 10.00-11.00 & Thursday 10.00-11.00






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Associate Professor of Economics & CAGE Theme Leader

Research Interests

Initially my work was in game theory, information economics and Bayesian learning, with applications to industrial organization and finance. More recently, I have moved to behavioural economics and subjective wellbeing including applications to labour economics. I have always used a mixture of economic theory and experimental methods. Together with Andrew Oswald I lead Theme 3 ("Wellbeing and Behaviour") of the Economics Department's ESRC-funded CAGE centre.

Selected Publications (post-2008)

Happiness and Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics 33(4): 789-822, 2015 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald & Eugenio Proto.

How Should Peer Review Panels Behave? Economic Journal 123(570): 255-278, 2013, with Andrew Oswald.

Herding, Contrarianism and Delay in Financial Market Trading. European Economic Review 56: 1020-1037, 2012, with Andreas Park.

The Optimal Choice of Pre-launch Reviewer. Journal of Economic Theory 147(3): 1247-1260, 2012, with David Gill.

Are Happiness and Productivity Lower among University Students with Newly-Divorced Parents? Experimental Economics 15(1): 1-23, 2012 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald & Eugenio Proto.

Learning to Play 3x3 Games: Neural Networks as Bounded-Rational Players. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 69(1): 27-38, 2009, with Daniel J. Zizzo.

Sequential Decisions with Tests. Games and Economic Behavior 63(2): 663-678, 2008, with David Gill.

Full list of pulications

Latest Working Papers (2015)

Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, IZA DP 9195 and CAGE WP 236-2015, with Thomas Hills & Eugenio Proto.

E-Cigarettes: The Extent and Impact of Dual Use, WERP 1064, with Chris Doyle & David Ronayne.

Biased Beliefs and Imperfect Information, IZA DP 8858, with Eugenio Proto.

Herding and Contrarianism in Financial Markets, with Andreas Park (coming soon).

Deserving or lucky? How we Tax the Rich Mirrors How we See Ourselves, with Anandi Mani and Sharun Mukand (tentative title, coming soon).

Full list of working papers


EC132 The Industrial Economy: Strategy (Term 1)

EC331 Research in Applied Economics (Terms 1-2)

EC984 Experimental Economics (Term 2)

WATE commendee for 2014-15