Smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, alcohol and drugs remain some of the biggest global health challenges. In both developed and developing countries, there is increasing use of financial and non-financial incentives to impact healthy behaviours through policy interventions. But what are the unintended consequences of these incentives? Research in this area addresses issues such as behavioural spillovers, behavioural change, carryover effects, and measures of happiness and well-being.
Professor Paul Dolan
Dolan's work focusses on developing measures of happiness and subjective well-being that can be used in policy, particularly in the valuation of non-market goods and in 'joining up' the impact of changes in health, crime, the environment etc; and the ways in which the lessons from behavioural economics can be used to understand and change individual behaviour.
Dr. Matteo M Galizzi
Galizzi is an experimental and behavioural economist conducting behavioural experiments between the lab and the field in the area of health. Matteo’s core methodological expertise is the design of lab-field experiments, and ‘behavioural data linking’, i.e. the linkage of behavioural economics experiments to survey panels, administrative records, biomarkers banks, scan data, and other ‘big data’ sources.
Galizzi, Matteo M., Machado, Sara R. and Miniaci, Raffaele (2016) Temporal stability, cross-validity, and external validity of risk preferences measures: experimental evidence from a UK representative sample. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Social Policy, London, UK.
Galizzi, Matteo M., Miraldo, Marisa, Stavropoulou, Charitini and van der Pol, Marjon (2016) Doctor–patient differences in risk and time preferences: a field experiment. Journal of Health Economics, 50 . pp. 171-182. ISSN 0167-6296
Dolan, Paul and Galizzi, Matteo M. (2015) Like ripples on a pond: behavioral spillovers and their implications for research and policy. Journal of Economic Psychology, 47 . pp. 1-16. ISSN 0167-4870
Dr. Séverine Toussaert
Toussaert conducts research at the intersection of experimental economics (lab and field), behavioural economics and decision theory. Toussaert's main interest is to construct experimental datasets in order to test theories of self-control and behavior change.