Daniel Zizzo

Occupation: I am Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University. I am also Acting Head of the Newcastle University Business School (from January 1, 2017), where I am located as a Professor of Economics.

I am Secretary of the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE), a committee of the Royal Economic Society. I am a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at Australian National University and a member of the UEA Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) and of the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe). I am a member of the Management Advisory Board of the Behavioural Experiments in Health Network. I am also Co-Director of the Behavioural and Experimental Northeast Cluster (BENC), a joint initiative between Durham and Newcastle University, and a Coordinating Editor of Theory and Decision.

Degrees: D.Phil., M.Phil., M.A. (University of Oxford), Laurea (University of Palermo)

Email Address: daniel dot zizzo at newcastle dot ac dot uk

Mail Address: Professor Daniel John Zizzo, HaSS Faculty Office, 5th Floor, Daysh Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom.

Research Interests: I am primarily an experimental and behavioral economist. Much (though not all) of my research is motivated by the search for more realistic empirical and theoretical foundations of economic decision-making, using mainly experimental, but also analytical and computational, methods as required. Current research interests include authority and organizational behavior, antisocial preferences, voting preferences, behavioral and cognitive game theory, bounded rationality and nudging, social preferences, trust, and the methodology of experimental economics. They more generally include macroeconomic and microeconomic applications of theoretical ideas, such as in the context of health behavior and unlawful file-sharing. I consider myself a mainstream economist, but one interested in pushing forward the boundaries of mainstream economics, and one firmly committed to a wider perspective as an interdisciplinary social scientist.

Dean’s Role: In my Dean role, I have primary responsibility for the research, innovation and engagement strategy of the Faculty as well as for the allocation of associated resources, and have also a role in the broader co-determination of Faculty policies. I am Director of the Newcastle ESRC Impact Accelerator Account and the university representative on the N8 Social Sciences Committee. Apart from chairing or being a member of a range of Faculty committees, I am a member of a range of committees that shape the research, innovation and engagement strategy at the university level, including among others the University Research Committee, the University Engagement Committee and the University Enterprise Sub-Committee. I am the University lead on the Global Challenges Research Fund as well as the Chair of the University Developing Excellent Researchers Sub-Committee.

In what follows you can find out about my prizes, publications, unpublished preprints, refereeing activity, teaching (including my inaugural lecture) and administrative experience (including leading a successful and substantial ranking surge of Faculty of Social Sciences subjects at the University of East Anglia in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework). There is also some information for people that want to know more about experimental research and a tribute to my late mentor, Michael Bacharach. I am a member of the the Editorial board for the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly Journal of Socio-Economics) and the Journal of Consumer Policy. I tend to do various work for the ESRC, and I am both a Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College and a member of the ESRC’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Peer Review College. I am also an Associate Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and a nominated Assessor for the ARC. I have been offered external funding from the AHRC/RCUK, ANU, the Bank of England, the British Academy, the Department of Health, the EPSRC, the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the OECD and UTS.

I led on a team at UEA working on the compliance of Economics journals to the HEFCE open access requirements for submission of articles in the post 2014 REF. The most updated version of the tool (with obvious health warnings) can be found on the CHUDE Resources page. Amit Mistry was the intern employed on the project, and we benefited from the advice of Anna Collins and Axel Sonntag. I welcome updates and feedback on the tool.

For the January 2010 ranking of economics journals by Combes and Linnemer, see here; for the European Economic Association ranking, see here; alternative recent rankings which take into account a more global impact of journals but is less complete for interdisciplinary journals can be found in New Approaches to Ranking Economics Journals by Yolanda K. Kodrzycki and Pingkang David Yua; a ranking by Arne Risa Hole based on data from the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 can be found here; David Stern has a 2012 ranking of 230 Economics journals (published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Economic Literature); an encompassing if a little dated UK Research Assessment Exercise targeted list is the Keele list of 442 economics journals. A ranking updated yearly (rather not discriminating at the top) is the Australian Business Deans Council list; the UK list most commonly used by business schools (if somewhat selective, and odd in places, in terms of Economics journals – as the perspective is not one of Economics departments -) is the ABS/EAJG ranking. A very comprehensive list – in terms of range of subjects covered – is the Australian ERA ranking. In the ‘hard’ sciences the standard way of ranking journals is by using the crude impact factor, defined as the number of times the papers published in the journal are cited divided by the sum of papers published by the journal (in the preceding two years); for example, the European Economic Review and Experimental Economics had 2016 impact factors of 1.259 and 2.391, respectively (vs., e.g., 0.92 for Economica, 1.275 for the Journal of Economic Psychology, 1.773 for the International Economic Review and 2.848 for World Development). The crude impact factor does have specific limitations that can be dealt with suitable weightings, as discussed for example in Kalaitzidakis et al.. That being said, any ranking of economics journals of course suffers from a number of general limitations, many of which are well summarized in Hodgson and Rothman, and more technical ones are discussed in Wall.

My Academia.edu profile can be found here. My School and my Google Scholar profiles can be found here and here, respectively.

 

Selected Prizes and Measures of Esteem

2015 Appointed Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College

2013 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Games and Economic Behavior.

2010 ESA Experimental Economics Editor’s Award.

2009 Kenneth J. Arrow Senior Prize.

 

Selected Four Publications from 2009 Onwards

1.      M. Fafchamps, B. Kebede and D.J Zizzo, "Keep Up With the Winners: Experimental Evidence on Risk Taking, Asset Integration, and Peer Effects", European Economic Review, 79, October 2015, 59-79. Also available as Stanford Centre for International Development Working Paper 527, April 2015.

2.      Y. Breitmoser, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "On the Beliefs off the Path: Equilibrium Refinement due to Quantal Response and Level-k", Games and Economic Behavior, 86(1), July 2014, 102-125.

3.      "Experimenter Demand Effects in Economic Experiments", Experimental Economics 13(1), March 2010, 75-98. Old version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, July 2008. Winner of the 2010 ESA Experimental Economics Editor’s Award.

4.      S.P. Hargreaves Heap and D.J. Zizzo, "The Value of Groups", American Economic Review 99(1), March 2009, pp. 295–323. Most recent version with electronic appendices (January 2008).

 

Complete List of Journal Articles

 

1.      S.J. Watson, D.J. Zizzo and P. Fleming, "Risk, Benefit and Moderators of the Affect Heuristic in a Widespread Unlawful Activity: Evidence from a Survey of Unlawful File Sharing Behavior". Risk Analysis, forthcoming.

2.      A. Karakostas, A. Sonntag and D.J. Zizzo, "Efficiency and Fairness in Revenue Sharing Contracts", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming. Old version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, April 2013, and also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 13-03, April 2013.

3.      R. Nakamura, M. Suhrcke and D.J. Zizzo, "A Triple Test for Behavioral Economics Models and Public Health Policy". Theory and Decision, forthcoming. Old version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, January 2014. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 14-01, January 2014, and as University of East Anglia Health Economics Group Working Paper 14-01, February 2014.

4.      P. Fleming, S.J. Watson, E. Patouris, K.J. Bartholomew and D.J. Zizzo, "Why Do People File Share Unlawfully? A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Panel Study", Computers in Human Behavior, 72 (1), July 2017, pp. 535-548.

5.      M.G. Kocher, O. Poulsen and D.J. Zizzo, "Social Preferences, Accountability, and Wage Bargaining". Social Choice and Welfare, March 2017, 48(3), 659-678. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, September 2012.

6.      A. Karakostas and D.J. Zizzo, "Compliance and the Power of Authority", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, April 2016, 124, 67-80. Press coverage. Old version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, January 2014.

7.      P. Moffatt, S. Sitzia and D.J. Zizzo, "Heterogeneity in Preferences Towards Complexity", Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 51(2), October 2015, 147-170. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, May/June 2014.

8.      M. Fafchamps, B. Kebede and D.J Zizzo, "Keep Up With the Winners: Experimental Evidence on Risk Taking, Asset Integration, and Peer Effects", European Economic Review, 79, October 2015, 59-79. Also available as Stanford Centre for International Development Working Paper 527, April 2015.

9.      S. Sitzia, J. Zheng and D.J. Zizzo, "Inattentive Consumers in Markets for Services", Theory and Decision, 79(2), September 2015, 307-332. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper (inclusive of online appendix), November 2012. Also available (without e-appendix) as University of East Anglia Centre for Competition Policy Working Paper 12-13. Policy briefing and blog item and press release.

10.  A. Sonntag and D.J. Zizzo, "On Reminder Effects, Drop-Outs and Dominance: Evidence from an Online Experiment on Charitable Giving", PLOS One, 10(8), August 2015, e0134705. Older version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, February 2014. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 14-04, February 2014. Online data.

11.  A. Sonntag and D.J. Zizzo, "Institutional Authority and Collusion", Southern Economic Journal, 82(1), July 2015, 13-37. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, January 2014 and also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 14-02, January 2014.

12.  S.J. Watson, D.J. Zizzo and P. Fleming, "Determinants of Unlawful File Sharing: A Scoping Review", PLOS One, 10(6), June 2015, e0127921. Earlier and longer version (including discussion of welfare implications of unlawful file sharing) available as CREATe Working Paper 5/14, April 2014; launched at London’s Stationer’s Hall (my talk can be found here), media coverage in the Scotsman, BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Scotland. Press release and blog post.

13.  B. Kebede and D.J. Zizzo, "Envy and Agricultural Innovation: An Experimental Case Study from Ethiopia", World Development, 67, March 2015, 267-280. Earlier version available as as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, March 2015 and as University of Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economies Working Paper 2011-06, March 2011, and as a University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Discussion Paper 11-12, March 2011. This version fully supersedes the earlier one posted in June 2010. Press release and immediate online impact record. Covered (together with my earlier research on envy) in interview with BBC World Service (March 2014).

14.  P. Fleming and D.J. Zizzo, "A Simple Stress Test of Experimenter Demand Effects", Theory and Decision, 78(2), February 2015, 219-231. Experimental instructions. Earlier version available under title "Experimenter Demand Effects and Altruism Towards the Experimenter", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, April 2013. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 13-04, April 2013.

15.  F. Galeotti and D.J. Zizzo, "What Happens If You Single Out? An Experiment", Social Choice and Welfare, 43(3), October 2014, 703-729. Earlier version available under title "Trust and Trustworthiness with Singleton Groups", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, February 2012. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 12-03, February 2012.

16.  Y. Breitmoser, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "On the Beliefs off the Path: Equilibrium Refinement due to Quantal Response and Level-k", Games and Economic Behavior, 86(1), July 2014, 102-125. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, March 2010 and as University of Nottingham CeDEx Discussion Paper 2010-07, March 2010. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 10-05, March 2010. The working paper includes the experimental instructions as an appendix.

17.  K. Tsutsui and D.J. Zizzo, "Group Status, Minorities and Trust", Experimental Economics, 17(2), June 2014, 215-244. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, September 2010, and also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 10-10, September 2010.

18.  F. Bolle, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "Vendettas", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6(2), May 2014, 93-130. Accepted version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, April 2013. Online appendices for accepted version (including experimental instructions). Earlier version available as University of Nottingham CeDEx Discussion Paper 2010-02, February 2010. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 10-04, February 2010. Covered in People Management and in an online blog on the cost of workplace conflict.

19.  R. Sugden, J. Zheng and D.J. Zizzo, "Not All Anchors Are Created Equal", Journal of Economic Psychology, 39(1), December 2013, 21–31.

20.  "Claims and Confounds in Economic Experiments", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 93(1), September 2013, 186-195. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, August 2011. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 11-15, August 2011.

21.  S.P. Hargreaves Heap, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "Trust, Inequality and the Market", Theory and Decision, 74(3), March 2013, 311-333. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, April 2009. Referred to in a New York Times blog, in an El Pais article and elsewhere.

22.  S. Sitzia and D.J. Zizzo, "Price Lower and then Higher or Price Higher and then Lower?", Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(6), December 2012, 1084-1099. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, February 2010. Experimental instructions.

23.  B. Lyons, G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Conflicting Evidence and Decisions by Agency Professionals: An Experimental Test in the Context of Merger Regulation", Theory and Decision, 73(3), September 2012, 465-499. Earlier version available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 09-16, December 2009.

24.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Monetary Policy and Inferential Expectations of Exchange Rates", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 22(2), April 2012. Earlier version available under title "Exchange Rate Markets and Conservative Inferential Expectations", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, December 2006; also available as Australian National University Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Discussion Paper n. 2, January 2007.

25.  S.P. Hargreaves Heap, A. Verschoor and D.J. Zizzo, "A Test of the Experimental Method in the Spirit of Popper", Journal of Economic Methodology, 19(1), March 2012, 63-76. Earlier version available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 09-17, December 2009.

26.  T. Henckel, G.D. Menzies, N. Prokhovnik and D.J. Zizzo, "Barro-Gordon Revisited: Reputational Equilibria with Inferential Expectations", Economics Letters, 112(2), August 2011, 144-147. Earlier version available as University of East Anglia School of Economics Applied Econometrics and Policy Working Paper n. 10/2010, October 2010. Also available as an Australian National University Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Discussion Paper n. 29, October 2010.

27.  D.J. Zizzo and J.H.W. Tan, "Game Harmony: A Behavioral Approach to Predicting Cooperation in Games", American Behavioral Scientist, 55(8), August 2011, 987-1013. Old version available as Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2009-10, April 2009.

28.  P. Fleming and D.J. Zizzo, "Social Desirability, Approval and Public Good Contribution", Personality and Individual Differences 51(3), August 2011, 258-262. Earlier version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, December 2009, and as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 09-11, December 2009. This is a paper tailored for a psychology journal. Experimental instructions, press release and a blog from Psychology Today that refers to our work.

29.  D.J. Zizzo and P. Fleming, "Can Experimental Measures of Sensitivity to Social Pressure Predict Public Good Contribution?", Economics Letters, 111(3), June 2011, pp. 239-242. Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, February 2010. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 10-03, February 2010. Experimental instructions.

30.  "You Are Not in My Boat: Common Fate and Discrimination Against Outgroup Members", International Review of Economics 58(1), March 2011, pp. 91-103. Long old  version available as an Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 167, July 2003. February 2006 (short) Version. Experimental Instructions.

31.  S. Sitzia and D.J. Zizzo, "Does Product Complexity Matter for Competition in Experimental Retail Markets?", Theory and Decision 70(1), January 2011, pp. 65-82. Old version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, November 2008. Slightly updated version available as a University of East Anglia ESRC Centre for Competition Policy Working Paper 08-33, December 2008.

32.  Y. Breitmoser, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "Understanding Perpetual R&D Races", Economic Theory, 44(3), September 2010, pp. 445-467. Earlier edition available as University of Nottingham CeDEx Discussion Paper 2008-04 and also available as University of East Anglia ESRC Centre for Competition Policy Working Paper 08-22, March 2008; corresponding electronic appendices.

33.  M. Perugini, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "Which is the More Predictable Gender? Public Good Contribution and Personality", Economic Issues 15(1), March 2010, pp. 83-110. Most recent version (November 2008).

34.  "Experimenter Demand Effects in Economic Experiments", Experimental Economics 13(1), March 2010, 75-98. Old version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, July 2008. Winner of the 2010 ESA Experimental Economics Editor’s Award.

35.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Inferential Expectations", B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics 9(1) (Advances), Article 42. Winner of the 2009 Kenneth J. Arrow Senior Prize. Formally January 2009, but accepted September 2009 and published December 2009.

36.  S.P. Hargreaves Heap and D.J. Zizzo, "The Value of Groups", American Economic Review 99(1), March 2009, pp. 295–323. Most recent version with electronic appendices (January 2008).

37.  D. Sgroi and D.J. Zizzo, "Learning to Play 3x3 Games: Neural Networks as Bounded-Rational Players", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 69(1), January 2009, pp. 27-38. Most recent version and accompanying technical appendix (December 2007).

38.  "Anger and Economic Rationality", Journal of Economic Methodology 15(2), June 2008, pp. 147-167. Old version available here.

39.  J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "Groups, Cooperation and Conflict in Games", Journal of Socio-Economics 37(1), February 2008, pp. 1-17.

40.  M. Bacharach, G. Guerra and D.J. Zizzo, "The Self-Fulfilling Property of Trust: An Experimental Study", Theory and Decision 63(4), December 2007, pp. 349-388. Old version available here. Experimental Instructions and Raw Data.

41.  D.J. Zizzo and J.H.W. Tan, "Perceived Harmony, Similarity and Cooperation in 2 x 2 Games: An Experimental Study", Journal of Economic Psychology 28(3), June 2007, pp. 365-386. Old version available here. Experimental Instructions.

42.  D. Sgroi and D.J. Zizzo, "Neural Networks and Bounded Rationality", Physica A 375(2), 1 March 2007, pp. 717-725.

43.  W. Dutton, G.A. Guerra, D.J. Zizzo and M. Peltu, "The Cyber Trust Tension in E-Government: Balancing Identity, Privacy, Security", Information Polity 10(1-2), December 2005, pp. 13-23.

44.  "Transfer of Knowledge and the Similarity Function in Economic Decision-Making", in D.J. Zizzo (ed.), "Transfer of Knowledge in Economic Decision-Making", Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 1-27.

45.  "Simple and Compound Lotteries: Experimental Evidence and Neural Network Modelling",  in D.J. Zizzo (ed.), "Transfer of Knowledge in Economic Decision-Making", Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 166-193. Two computer displays from the experiment are shown here. The old version of the paper can be found here as Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 57, January 2001.

46.  "The Neuroeconomics of Anger", Homo Oeconomicus 21(3/4), December 2004, pp. 495-508.

47.  G. Guerra and D.J. Zizzo, "Trust Responsiveness and Beliefs", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 55(1), September 2004, pp. 25-30. The more extended discussion paper version can be found here.

48.  "Inequality and Procedural Fairness in a Money Burning and Stealing Experiment", in F.A. Cowell (ed.), Research on Economic Inequality, volume 11, Elsevier, 2004. The discussion paper version can be found here as Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 155, April 2003. A Daily Telegraph blog refers to this work.

49.  "Money Burning and Rank Egalitarianism with Random Dictators", Economics Letters 81(2), November 2003, pp. 263-266.

50.  "Empirical Evidence on Interdependent Preferences: Nature or Nurture?", Cambridge Journal of Economics 27(6), November 2003, pp. 867-880.

51.  "Transfer of Knowledge in Economic Decision-Making: An Overview", Greek Economic Review 22(2), Summer 2003, pp. 1-10.

52.  "Verbal and Behavioral Learning in a Probability Compounding Task", Theory and Decision 54(4), June 2003, pp. 287-314.

53.  Stolarz-Fantino, E. Fantino, D.J. Zizzo and J. Wen, "The Conjunction Fallacy: New Evidence for Robustness", American Journal of Psychology 116(1), Spring 2003, pp. 15-34.

54.  "Neurobiological Measurements of Cardinal Utility: Hedonimeters or Learning Algorithms?", Social Choice and Welfare 19(3), July 2002, pp. 477-488. 

55.  "Racing with Uncertainty: A Patent Race Experiment", International Journal of Industrial Organization 20(6), June 2002, pp. 877-902.

56.  "Between Utility and Cognition: The Neurobiology of Relative Position", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 48(1), May 2002, pp. 71-91.

57.  D.J. Zizzo and A.J. Oswald, "Are People Willing to Pay to Reduce Others’ Incomes?", Annales d’Economie et de Statistique 63-64, July-December 2001, pp. 39-62. Reviewed by The Economist, 16 February 2002 issue - and appeared in a few other places around the same time, including The Guardian, De Spiegel and the Oxford student journal Cherwell! Most recently, it has been referred to in the December 26, 2008, issue of the New York Times to explain ‘why we are still happy’ notwithstanding the recession.

58.  "Situational Determinants of Risk-Taking Behavior in a Lottery Race Game", Greek Economic Review 21(1), Spring 2001, pp. 37-51.

59.  D.J. Zizzo, S. Stolarz-Fantino, J. Wen and E. Fantino, "A Violation of the Monotonicity Axiom: Experimental Evidence on the Conjunction Fallacy", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 41(3), March 2000, pp. 263-276.

60.  "Relativity-Sensitive Preferences, Chameleons and Fair Wages", RISEC: International Review of Economics and Business 45, 1998, pp. 463-498. The journal is now known as International Review of Economics, published by Springer.

61.  "Why Do We Accept Money? An Economic Analysis", International Review of Economics and Business (Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali) 42, 1995, pp. 769-792. The journal is now known as International Review of Economics, published by Springer.

62.  "Economia Sperimentale e Natura della Moneta" ("Experimental Economics and the Nature of Money"), Economia, Società e Istituzioni 7, 1995, pp. 73-87.

Other Publications

1.      M. Wang, R. Sugden and D.J. Zizzo, "Shoppers Under Pressure Shun Time-Limited Offers", LSE Business Review blog, May 2017.

2.      P. Fleming and D.J. Zizzo, "Why Unlawful Downloading?", CREATe blog, February 2015.

3.      "Open Access in the Post REF 2014 World", Royal Economic Society Newsletter, October 2014, pp. 9-11.

4.      S.J. Watson, P. Fleming and D.J. Zizzo, "Evidence Quality in Intellectual Property Research: A Comparison with the Medical Sciences", CREATe blog, July 2014.

5.      M. Kretschmer, R. Deazley, L. Edwards, K. Erickson, B. Schafer and D. J. Zizzo, "The European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules: A Response by the CREATe Centre", European Intellectual Property Review 36(9), September 2014, 547-553.

6.      M. Kretschmer and D.J. Zizzo, "We Can’t Stop Pirates until We Understand Why They Do it", The Conversation, May 2014.

7.      S.J. Watson, D.J. Zizzo and P. Fleming, "Launching a Report on Unlawful File Sharing", SCRIPTed, 11(1), April 2014, article 128.

8.      "Do Dictator Games Measure Altruism?", in L. Bruni and S. Zamagni (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Philantropy, Reciprocity and Social Enterprise, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013, pp. 108-111. Pre-publication version available as Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, August 2011, and also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 12-03, February 2012.

9.      "The Economics of Hate", Economic Issues, 14(2), September 2010, pp. 135-137. Book review on S. Cameron (2009), The Economics of Hate, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

10.  "The Cognitive and Behavioral Economics of Envy", in R.H. Smith (ed.), "Envy: Theory and Research", Oxford University Press (Affective Science Series), 2008, pp. 190-210. An old version can be found here as a Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, May 2007. This working paper is discussed in a Forbes October 2007 article on ‘America’s most jealous cities’, and more generally some of my views on envy are reported in a New Scientist article on ‘Are humans cruel to be kind?’, dated May 13, 2009.

11.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Rational Expectations", in W. Darity Jr. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, vol. 3, January 2008, pp. 51-53. A June 2006 variant on this entry can be found on the Social Science Research Network.

12.  "Endogenous Preferences", in W. Darity Jr. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, vol. 2, January 2008, pp. 586-587. An October 2005 variant on this entry can be found on the Social Science Research Network.

13.  "Interdependent Preferences", in W. Darity Jr. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, vol. 6, January 2008, pp. 437-438. An October 2005 variant on this entry can be found on the Social Science Research Network.

14.  "The Indeterminacy of the Beliefs, Preferences and Constraints Framework", commentary to H. Gintis, "A Framework for the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30, February 2007, pp. 44-45.

15.  "Economic Man: Self-Interest and Rational Choice", commentary to J. Henrich, R. Boyd, S. Bowles, C. Camerer, E. Fehr, H. Gintis, R. McElreath, M. Alvard, A. Barr, J. Ensminger, N.S. Henrich, K. Hill, F. Gil-White, M. Gurven, F.W. Marlowe, J.Q. Patton and D. Tracer, "'Economic Man' in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28, December 2005, pp. 837-838.

16.  "Serotonin, Dopamine and Cooperation", commentary to R.A. Depue and J.V. Morrone-Strupinsky, “A Neurobehavioral Model of Affiliative Bonding: Implications for Conceptualizing a Human Trait of Affiliation”, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28, June 2005, p. 370.

17.  "Introspection and Intuition in the Decision Sciences", commentary to S. Roberts, "Self-Experimentation as a Source of New Ideas", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27, April 2004, pp. 274-275.

18.  "From Reinforcement of Acts to Reinforcement of Social Preferences", commentary to H. Rachlin, "Altruism and Selfishness", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25, April 2002, pp. 282-283.

19.  "Individual Psychology, Market Scaffolding and Behavioral Tests", commentary to R. Hertwig and A. Ortmann, "Experimental Practices in Economics: Lessons for Psychologists", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24, June 2001, pp. 432-433.

20.  "Implicit Learning of (Boundedly) Rational Behaviour", commentary to K.E. Stanovich and R.F. West, "Individual Differences in Reasoning: Implications for the Rationality Debate", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23, October 2000, pp. 700-701.

21.  Book Review of "Neural Networks: An Introductory Guide for Social Scientists" by G.D. Garson, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 4(3), electronic journal, June 2001.

22.  "If Interdependent Preferences May Depend on Cognition", in M.W. Evens (ed.), Proceedings of the Ninth Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, Menlo Park (Ca.): AAAI Press, 1998, pp. 58-65.

Edited Book

"Transfer of Knowledge in Economic Decision-Making", Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

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Unpublished and Archived Preprints

1.      T. Henckel, G.D. Menzies, P. Moffatt and D.J. Zizzo, "Sticky Belief Adjustment: A Double Hurdle Model and Experimental Evidence", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, April 2017.

2.      S. Fischer, M. Kleine D.J. Zizzo, "The Effect of Compliance Time in Patent Examination: An Experimental Study", Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 17-05 and Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, March 2017.

3.      A. Sonntag and D.J. Zizzo, "Accountability One Step Removed", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, September 2016.

4.      V. Pelligra, T. Reggiani and D.J. Zizzo, "Responding to (Un)Reasonable Requests", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper (inclusive of online appendix), September 2016. Also available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 10189, September 2016.

5.      D.J. Zizzo, M. Parravano, R. Nakamura, S. Forwood and M. Suhrcke, "The Impact of Taxation and Signposting on Diet: An Online Field Study with Breakfast Cereals and Soft Drinks", University of York Centre for Health Economics Research Paper 177, June 2016. Press release and ITV Tyne Tees coverage.

6.      P. Fleming, M. Parravano and D.J. Zizzo, "To Pay or Not to Pay? Determinants of Unlawful Product Acquisition", CREATe Research Paper 2016-01, January 2016. Press release.

7.      R. Sugden, M. Wang and D.J. Zizzo, "Take it or Leave It: Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Time-Limited Offers on Consumer Behaviour", University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 15-19, October 2015.

8.      E. Fatas, D. Nosenzo, M. Sefton and D.J. Zizzo, "A Self-Funding Reward Mechanism for Tax Compliance", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, August 2015.

9.      S.P. Hargreaves Heap, K. Tsutsui and D.J. Zizzo, "An Experiment on Democratic versus Dictatorial Collective Decision Making", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, July 2015.

10.  E. Lezzi, P. Fleming and D.J. Zizzo, "Does it Matter Which Effort Task You Use? A Comparison of Four Effort Tasks When Agents Compete for a Prize", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, April 2015.

11.  F. Galeotti and D.J. Zizzo, "Competence Versus Trustworthiness: What Do Voters Care About?" Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, March 2014. Also available as University of East Anglia Applied and Financial Economics Working Paper 60.

12.  T. Henckel, G. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "The Great Recession and the Two Dimensions of European Central Bank Credibility". Australian National University Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Working Paper 55/2013, August 2013.

13.  "Inducing Natural Group Identity: A RDP Analysis", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, January 2012. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 12-01, January 2012.

14.  S.P. Hargreaves Heap and D.J. Zizzo, "Emotions and Chat in a Financial Markets Experiment", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, March 2011. Also available as University of East Anglia Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science Working Paper 10-03, and as a University of Technology Sydney Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality Working Paper 10, March 2011.

15.  T. Henckel, G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Inferential Expectations and the Missing Middle of Price Changes", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper and as University of East Anglia School of Economics Applied Econometrics and Policy Working Paper n. 8/2010, May 2010 (also downloadable from here).

16.  T. Henckel, G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Threshold Pricing in a Noisy World", Australian National University Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Discussion Paper n. 1, January 2010.

17.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Uncertainty, Choices and Prices in a Market for Lotteries", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, September 2009. This is mostly overlapping with our October 2008 discussion paper, but employs a different angle and the overlap is not complete. Electronic appendices.

18.  S.P. Hargreaves Heap, A. Verschoor and D.J. Zizzo, "Out-Group Favouritism", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, July 2009.

19.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "News and Expectations in Financial Markets: An Experimental Study", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, October 2008. Also available as an Australian National University Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Discussion Paper n. 34, October 2008. Most recent version (December 2009) and corresponding electronic appendices.

20.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Do Only Economists Rely on Statistical Significance?", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, August 2008. Experimental instructions. For more details on this experiment, see Menzies and Zizzo (2005) below.

21.  Y. Breitmoser, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "The Enthusiastic Few, Peer Effects and Entrapping Bandwagons", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, March 2007.

22.  Y. Breitmoser, J.H.W. Tan and D.J. Zizzo, "A Test of Perpetual R&D Races", University of East Anglia ESRC Centre for Competition Policy Working Paper 06-11, July 2006.

23.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Inferential Expectations", Australian National University Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Discussion Paper n. 12, June 2005. Also available as University of Technology Sydney Quantitative Finance Research Paper n. 159, May 2005. Electronic appendices. This paper contains experimental evidence and is a very different paper from the 2004 discussion paper referred to below. 

24.  "Cooperation and Harmony in Finite Games", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, May 2005.

25.  "You Are Not in My Boat: Common Fate and Discrimination Against Outgroup Members", Social Science Research Network Discussion Paper, January 2005. This is a sized-down version. For the extended version, please see the International Review of Economics paper.

26.  "Positive Harmony Transformations and Equilibrium Selection in Two-Player Games", Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 197, July 2004.

27.  G.D. Menzies and D.J. Zizzo, "Inferential Expectations", Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 187,  March 2004. Note that this is a substantively different paper from the B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Advances) paper with the same name.  Web appendix.

28.  "Anger, Rationality and Neuroeconomics", Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 182, December 2003.

29.  G. Guerra, D.J. Zizzo, W. Dutton and M. Peltu, "Economics of Trust in the Information Economy: Issues of Identity, Privacy and Security", Oxford Internet Institute Research Report n. 1, April 2003. Report prepared for the OECD.

30.  D.J. Zizzo and J.H.W. Tan, "Game Harmony as a Predictor of Cooperation in 2 x 2 Games", Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 151, March 2003. Revised version of Discussion Paper n. 117, September 2002 (the old version may still be of independent interest).

31.  "Harmony of Games in Normal Form", Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 150, March 2003. Revised version of Discussion Paper n. 116, September 2002.

32.  "Preliminary Experimental Results on the Similarity Function in 2 x 2 and 3 x3 Games", Cogprints Electronic Archive, March 2003.

33.  "Fear the Evil Eye", Oxford University Department of Economics Discussion Paper n. 91, March 2002.

34.  "Game Harmony: A Short Note", Cogprints Electronic Archive, March 2001.

35.  D.J. Zizzo and D. Sgroi, "Bounded-Rational Behavior by Neural Networks in Normal Form Games", Nuffield College Oxford Economics Discussion Paper No. 2000-W30, November 2000.

36.  "Money Burning and Stealing in the Laboratory: How Conflicting Ideologies Emerge", Oxford University Department of Economics Working Paper n. 40, October 2000.

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Refereeing Activity

Refereeing Within Economics:  American Economic Review (7), Australian Research Council (ARC; 5), B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (2), Blackwell Publishing, British Academy, Bulletin of Economic Research, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Econometrica (4), UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (56),  Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Inquiry (5), Economic Journal (11), Economica (3), Economics and Philosophy (2), Economics Letters (3), Economic Theory, European Economic Review (5), Experimental Economics (18), Games and Economic Behavior (12), German Economic Review, Greek Economic Review, Homo Oeconomicus, Information Economics and Policy, International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization (3), International Review of Law and Economics, Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (8), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (12), Journal of Economic Psychology (15), Journal of the Economic Science Association (3), Journal of Economic Surveys (2), Journal of Economics (3), Journal of Industrial Economics (2), Journal of Public Economics (2), Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal of the Economic Science Association (3), Leverhulme Trust, Medical Research Council (MRC), US National Science Foundation (NSF) (10), Norms, Actions, Games workshop (NAG; 3), Nuffield Foundation (2), UK Office of Science and Technology (OST), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers (5), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Review of Economic Studies (3), Palgrave, Routledge (3), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Social Choice and Welfare (4), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Southern Economic Journal (3), Theory and Decision, World Development.

Refereeing Outside Economics: American Journal of Political Science (2), American Political Science Review, Australian Research Council (ARC), Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2), Cognitive Science (2), Cross-Cultural Research, UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (29), UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (2), Elsevier, Ethology, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (4), Journal of Consumer Policy (11), Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Leverhulme Trust, Management Science (2), Mind and Society (2), NAG (1), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (2), Physica A (3), PLOS One (2), Political Studies, Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review (5), Psychological Science, Rationality and Society (2), U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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Teaching done at UEA

Principles of Macroeconomics (2nd year Macroeconomics course)

Experimental Economics I and II (graduate teaching)

Economic Concepts (Macroeconomics for applied and training MA students)

Topics in Economic Analysis (advanced undergraduate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics)

Teaching I did in my last two years in Oxford

Introductory and Intermediate Economics: for Christ Church College

Money and Banking: for Christ Church and other colleges

Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences: for Christ Church and other colleges

Organisation of Production (revision): for Christ Church

Individual Choice (lectures) for the University

Introduction to Macroeconomics (lectures) for the University

Research in Experimental Economics (lecture) for the University

Talks You Can Find Online

1. Keynote talk on experimental economics at an Empirical Legal Research Network meeting, University of Edinburgh: online text.

2. Talk on unlawful-file sharing, Stationer’s Hall, London: online text and video, and follow-up panel and Q&A.  

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Administrative experience (in brief)

UEA (August 2008 – August 2014). I was Head of the School of Economics for around 6 years (and an Exec member of CBESS since 2010). As Head of School, I was also a member of the Social Science Faculty Executive advising the Dean of Faculty on Faculty strategy; and I provided input on University policy, for example through membership of University Senate and of a University working groups on international student strategy. The vision I implemented for the School was one of managed, sustainable, quality-led growth, based on an understanding of incentives and on income growth, and the School expanded considerably in my time as Head of School, growing from 14 to over 30 Faculty members, with further expansion planned; with Economics at UEA breaking in the top 200 in the 2014 QS World ranking and in the top 10 in the Guardian league table, as well as a top 20 rank in both the Times Leagues Table and the Comprehensive University Guide. 

From the viewpoint of research, the goal was to raise the game of Economics at UEA and its preparedness for the Research Excellence Framework. Some ingredients to this were a workload allocation model carefully protecting research time and aiming to reduce teaching loads for research active staff, while employing and empowering teaching only staff; a strengthening and increased transparency of the research support provided by the School; a personnel framework which, taking the lead from the University, was aimed to raise expectations of what was required both of new appointments and existing staff; and strategic thinking about research clusters and impact, among others. Economics at UEA improved from 23rd to 11th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for overall research quality, led by a strong 8th rank for research outputs.

From the viewpoint of student experience, increased focus was paid to student support, employability, academic engagement, contact hours and student related initiatives, with the aim of making the student experience at UEA one that both best equipped students for the job market and one that they enjoy and where they feel special.

From January 2012 up to August 2014, I was also Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Being responsible for all REF submissions within the Faculty, my REF leadership focused on developing a research and impact strategy and on holding to a quality vision, leading to a substantial rise in the rankings for overall research quality. Apart from Economics going up, Social Work and Social Policy went up from 25th to 4th in the country out of 62, with the highest GPA among all UEA submissions; Psychology rose from 54th to 30th; Business and Management rose from 34th to 17th, including 9th for outputs (out of 101 submissions); Law rose to 21st from 35th; and International Development achieved a 4th position in a new and much wider Unit of Assessment than in the previous such exercise, with 25 as opposed to 10 submission.

UEA (until July 2008). My main role at UEA until July 2008 was that of Admissions Director (with special responsibility for postgraduate admissions, in relation to both taught and research degrees, and overall direction also of undergraduate admissions). As Admissions Director I was involved in a number of duties, including among others conceiving, promoting and specifying a new MA degree (the MA in International Business Finance and Economics), specifying two new INTO degrees, and generally providing a leading role in determining the School’s admissions strategy in all its facets, such as for example admissions thresholds, scholarships portfolios and marketing initiatives. Some of my initiatives, for example in the fields of virtual open days and of scholarships, provided the lead for initiatives elsewhere in the University. As Admissions Director, I was in the School decision making Exec defining the School strategy (made up by the Head of School and the Admissions, Research and Teaching Directors).

I was involved in a large number of working parties concerning teaching at virtually all levels from 1st year undergraduate to postgraduate level, was in charge of an Annual Teaching Review at the postgraduate level, and was conducive in 2006 in promoting a Medium Term Strategy for the School of Economics. I was a member of the School’s Promotions Committee since 2005, and was also a member of various selection panels in the University at different points in time.

Oxford. In Oxford (where I was until August 2004), as Acting Director of BREB (Bounded Rationality in Economic Behaviour unit) and experimental laboratory coordinator, I had experience managing a research unit, convening a research workshop (and a conference) and coordinating the use of resources. As I was responsible for Economics teaching in Christ Church College, and had the role of senior subject tutor for the Economics and Management degree, I also played my part organising teaching, providing pastoral support and taking an active administrative role in the life of the college.

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In Memoriam

Michael Bacharach, my Oxford teacher, collaborator and friend, died on August 12, 2002. Obituaries appeared in the Times (August 29), the Independent (September 9), the Guardian (September 17), the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore (October 6) and the Winter 2002 issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

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 Interested in Experimental Research?

For those who are thinking about experimental research but know little, here are some general and introductory books on methods (m) and substantive topics (t).

·  J. Kagel and A. Roth (1995), Handbook of Experimental Economics, Princeton U.P. (t)

·  C.F. Camerer (2003), Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction, Princeton U.P. (t)

·  C.A. Holt (2007), Markets, Games, & Strategic Behavior, Pearson. (t)

·  F. Bolle and M. Lehmann-Waffenschmidt (2002), Surveys in Experimental Economics: Bargaining, Cooperation and Election Stock Markets, Springer-Verlag. (t)

·  D. Friedman and S. Sunder (1994), Experimental Methods: A Primer for Economists, Cambridge U.P. (mt)

·  D. Davis and C. Holt (1993), Experimental Economics, Princeton U.P. (mt)

·  B. Sommer and R. Sommer (1991), A Practical Guide to Behavioral Research, Oxford U.P. (m)

An introduction to relevant nonparametric statistical techniques can be found in

·  S. Siegel and N.J. Castellan (1988), Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, McGraw Hill.

If you are interested in field experiments, John List’s field experiments webpage contains a very useful database of examples.

If you are interested in setting up an experimental laboratory, I list some of things you should take into account here.

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Other Information

I moved from Oxford to the University of East Anglia (UEA) in September 2004. I was a Senior Lecturer at UEA between 2004 and 2007, and I became a full Professor in August 2007. I was Head of the School of Economics (2008-2014) and Associate Dean (Research; 2012-2014) at UEA. I have joined Newcastle University in September 2014.

I am very interested in supervising good research students, and queries by potential research students related to whether they would fit with my research interests for supervision purposes can be addressed directly to me. Nine postgraduate students whom I either supervised or provided guidance to in the last few years are currently holding academic positions, namely Natalie Gold, Jonathan Tan, Ivaylo Vlaev, Luke Garrod, Andrea Isoni, Emanuela Lezzi, Stefania Sitzia, James Watson and Jiwei Zheng.

I very much welcome queries from private or public sector institutions interested in funding research or consultancy work of potential interest to me. Queries from universities with a potential interest are also always welcome. My Academia.edu personal pages can be found here.

My MA Oxford was obtained 'by resolution', i.e. it is a purely honorary title. My last three positions in Oxford were as a stipendiary lecturer at Brasenose College (1999-2000) and first as a Junior Research Fellow (postdoc, 2000-2001) and then as a University Lecturer and College Fellow (2001-2004) at Christ Church College.

Please contact me if you find any broken link.

A complete CV is available on request.

Last updated: July 11, 2017.

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