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Maria Bigoni

Full Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics

Short Bio

Maria Bigoni is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna. She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics, Markets and Institutions from the IMT in Lucca in 2008. She was a visiting student at the Stockholm School of Economics (2006 and 2007), and a visiting scholar at Tilburg University (2008), Purdue University (2011), and Chapman University (2019).

She has published in international journals such as Econometrica, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal, the American Economic Journal - microeconomics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Her main research interest is experimental economics, applied to the study of cooperation in repeated social dilemmas, industrial organization and learning. More recently, her research has focused also on the effects of economic inequality on cooperation, and on the evolution of preferences and prosociality among young children.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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I will be on sabbatical from March 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024. During this period, I am available for office hours, usually on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:15 and 9:15, by appointment only.

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