Abu Dhabi

Recent and upcoming visiting positions

CEU, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, October 2023 - February 2024 

EIEF, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Rome, October - November 2024

EUBA, University of Economics in Bratislava, October 2023 - July 2024

Keio U, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo, June 2024

King's College, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, LondonMay 2024

LMU, Center for Economic Studies (CES), Munich, January 2023

LSE, Department of Management, London, June 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi, Center for Behavioral Institutional Design (C-Bid), December 2022 

Sciences Po, AXPO Observatory of Market Society Polarization, Paris, January 2025

U Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, February 2023, March 2024

U Copenhagen, Department of Economics, March/April 2023, August 2023, March 2024, August 2024

U Paris 1, Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne, February 2023

U Paris 2, LEMMA, September 2024

VSE Prague, University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics, May 2023, Nov. 2023


Awards and Honors

I have been appointed by the Swiss government to the Swiss Accreditation Council which is the "­joint body of the Confederation and the Cantons for accreditation and quality assurance in the Swiss higher education landscape" in January 2023 for a period of 4 years.

I have been invited to join the CESifo research network as a Fellow in May 2023.

I have been awarded a Senior Core Fellowship which serves to "promote the free and independent pursuit of pioneering scholarly research" at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest for 5 months.

I have been awarded the AXPO fellowship to be a visiting scholar at the Observatory of Market Society Polarization at SciencesPo, Paris for 6 weeks.

I am an elected member of the Academia Europaea which has as purpose "the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship ... for the public benefit" since May 2023 

I have been awarded a grant of 340k Euro by the wwtf to study "Misperceptions about the welfare state" as co-PI joint with C. Koch (PI). Project starts January 2024  

I have been appointed as chairperson of the scientifc advisory board of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel for a period of 4 years, starting Jan. 2024.

I have been awarded a grant to visit the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance in Rome for 6 weeks. 

I have been awarded an International Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) which will allow me to visit Japan in Summer 2024.

I am part of a team with colleagues from the Social Science Faculty (with J. Matthes, A. Murugesan, A. Nanz) that has won a Horizon europe grant of 750k to study "the emotional politics of democracy" in for 2024-27. 

CEPR Research Fellow: My association to the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) as Research Fellow in the Public Economics and Political Economy programme areas has been extended for a four years, until 2027


Recent and upcoming Talks

Talk at the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU Budapest, Jan. 17, 2024

Seminar talk University of Economics in Bratislava, Feb. 22, 2024

Seminar talk at the University of Lund, March 11, 2024

Short course on Behavioral and Experimental Economics at the U Belgrade, March 16-17, 2024 

Seminar Talk, King's College, London, May 1, 2024 

Seminar Talk, University of Exeter, May, 2024

Workshop, U Birmingham, 13-14 May, 2024

Seminar talk, Osaka University, Japan, June 17, 2024

Summer school, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, U Copenhagen, July 29 - August 16, 2024

Seminar talk, U Groningen, September 24, 2024  

Seminar Talk, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, November 25, 2024

Seminar Talk, University of Bologna, November 27, 2024

Seminar talk, U Verona, November 28, 2024


Recent publications

"Fake News, Voter Overconfidence, and the Quality of Democratic Choice", with Melis Kartal  
American Economic Review 2022, 112(10): 3367-97.

"Social Preferences. An Introduction to Behavioural Economics and Experimental Research," by M. Drouvelis (2021, Agenda Publishing).  Journal of Economic Psychology 2023, 94: 102585.

"Civic Engagement, the Leverage Effect and the Accountable State", with Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman, 
European Economic Review 2023, 156: 104466.

"Self-Signaling in Voting", with Mechtenberg, L., Perino, G., Treich, N., and Wang, S.W.
Journal of Public Economics 2024, 231: 105070.