Skip to main content

Daniel Sgroi

Curriculum Vitae

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 75557

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 23032

Email: Daniel dot Sgroi at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.101

Office Hours: On leave for 2016-17

Related links

This site is also accessible via

Associate Professor of Economics

CAGE Theme Leader

Please note that I am currently on leave from Warwick. I will be visiting the Centre for Experimental Social Science at Nuffield College, University of Oxford for the 2016-17 academic year.

Research Interests

  • Economics Theory (especially Information Economics, Herding, Game Theory)
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Subjective Wellbeing ("Happiness Economics")
  • Experimental Economics

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 of the Economics Department's ESRC-funded CAGE centre which seeks better ways to understand and measure subjective wellbeing and related behavioural concepts. To hear me speak on the topic of historical happiness for BBC Radio 4 go here.

Selected Recent Work

Journal articles:

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.

Working papers:

Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, CESifo Working Paper No. 5906, 2016, with Thomas Hills & Eugenio Proto.

When Herding and Contrarianism Foster Market Efficiency: A Financial Trading Experiment, CRETA DP17, 2016, with Andreas Park.

Biased Beliefs and Imperfect Information, IZA DP 8858, 2015, with Eugenio Proto. R&R at the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

E-Cigarettes: The Extent and Impact of Dual Use, WERP 1064, 2015, with Chris Doyle & David Ronayne.

Full list of publications & 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