Luigi Butera

2014 Subaward Co-PI

University of Chicago

Bio: I am a Dan Searle Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.

I am an applied micro-economist and experimentalist by training. I use laboratory experiments to study individual decision-making and the performance of different markets and institutions.
My current research focuses on pro-social decision-making, with the goal of applying our understanding of human altruism toward the design of more inclusive and efficient markets for charitable giving and economic development.

I began my studies at Bocconi University, where I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences. I have received my Ph.D. training in Economics at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, George Mason University and at the Gate Lab, CNRS, and I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Lyon.

Publications and Working Papers

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1.Good News, Bad News, and Social Image: The Market for Charitable GivingDec 2014