Professor Eugenio Proto

Professor Eugenio Proto

Professor Eugenio Proto
Professor of Economics

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Eugenio Proto is Professor of Economics the University of Bristol and Research Fellow at CEPR, IZA, CESifo and CAGE (Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy). He earned the PhD in Economics at ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles in 2004. His research interests range from development and growth to behavioural and experimental economics. He published in leading general economic journals like Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics and Economic Journal and in several top field economic journals. He is currently academic editor of PLOSONE.


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EFIM30027 - Behavioural Economics 

Fields of interest

Applied Economics, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics

Latest publications

  1. Proto, E, Rustichini, A & Sofianos, A, 2018, ‘Intelligence, Personality and Gains from Cooperation in Repeated Interactions’. Journal of Political Economy.
  2. Proto, E & Sgroi, D, 2017, ‘Biased beliefs and imperfect information’. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol 136., pp. 186-202
  3. Liberini, F, Redoano, M & Proto, E, 2017, ‘Happy voters’. Journal of Public Economics, vol 146., pp. 41-57
  4. Broadberry, S, Ghosal, S & Proto, E, 2017, ‘Anonymity, efficiency wages and technological progress’. Journal of Development Economics, vol 127., pp. 379-394
  5. Proto, E & Oswald, AJ, 2017, ‘National Happiness and Genetic Distance: A Cautious Exploration’. Economic Journal, vol 127., pp. 2127-2152
  6. Grimalda, G, Kar, A & Proto, E, 2016, ‘Procedural fairness in lotteries assigning initial roles in a dynamic setting’. Experimental Economics, vol 19., pp. 819-841
  7. Sgroi, D, Proto, E, Oswald, AJ & Dobson, A, 2016, ‘LABORATORY EVIDENCE for EMOTIONAL EXTERNALITIES: AN ESSAY in HONOR of EJ MISHAN’. Singapore Economic Review, vol 61.
  8. Proto, E & Rustichini, A, 2015, ‘Life satisfaction, income and personality’. Journal of Economic Psychology, vol 48., pp. 17-32
  9. Oswald, AJ, Proto, E & Sgroi, D, 2015, ‘Happiness and productivity’. Journal of Labor Economics, vol 33., pp. 789-822
  10. Legros, P, Newman, AF & Proto, E, 2014, ‘Smithian growth through creative organization’. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 96., pp. 796-811
  11. Proto, E & Rustichini, A, 2013, ‘A reassessment of the relationship between GDP and life satisfaction’. PLoS ONE, vol 8.
  12. Proto, E, Sgroi, D & Oswald, AJ, 2012, ‘Are happiness and productivity lower among young people with newly-divorced parents? An experimental and econometric approach’. Experimental Economics, vol 15., pp. 1-23
  13. Perroni, C & Proto, E, 2010, ‘Entrepreneurial drain under moral hazard: A high-yield sector curse?’. Journal of Development Economics, vol 93., pp. 63-70
  14. Ghosal, S & Proto, E, 2009, ‘Democracy, collective action and intra-elite conflict’. Journal of Public Economics, vol 93., pp. 1078-1089
  15. Grimalda, G, Kar, A & Proto, E, 2008, ‘On the value of participation: Endogenous emergence of social norms in a three-player ultimatum game experiment’. International Review of Economics, vol 55., pp. 127-147
  16. Proto, E, 2007, ‘Bank fragility and growth expectations’. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, vol 7.
  17. Proto, E, 2007, ‘Land and the transition from a dual to a modern economy’. Journal of Development Economics, vol 83., pp. 88-108

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