Dr Hector Solaz

Lecturer in Experimental Economics

Department of Economics

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Contact details

Department of Economics
JG Smith Building, Room 134
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Hector’s main research interests lie within behavioural economics. He mainly uses lab experimental methods to study the economic implications and foundations of behavioural phenomena. In particular, he focuses on the determinants of cooperation in collective actions, the emergence and enforcement of social norms, and recently the role of behavioural biases on voting. Hector received his PhD from the University of Valencia and, after a two-year postdoctoral position at Nuffield College (Oxford), became a lecturer at the University of Birmingham in September 2013.

Personal website: hectorsolaz.eu

Qualifications

  • PhD Industrial Economics, University of Valencia, 2012
  • MSc Industrial Economics, University of Valencia, 2008
  • BA Economics, University of Valencia, 2006

Teaching

  • Decision Theory and Games
  • Theory of Industrial Organization

Research

  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics

Other activities

Director MSc International Economics (Spring Term)

Publications

Andrighetto, G., Brandts, J., Conte, R., Sabater-Mir, J., Solaz, H., et al. (2013) Punish and Voice: Punishment Enhances Cooperation when Combined with Norm-Signalling. PLoS ONE 8(6): e64941. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064941. Click to view

Fatas, E., Melendez, M., and Solaz, H. (2010): “An experimental analysis of team production in networks”. Experimental Economics 13: 399–411. Click to view

Fatas, E., Godoy, S. and Solaz, H. (2007): “Un análisis experimental de sistemas de monitorización de baja potencia” (Low powered monitoring systems in team production. An experimental analyses). Cuadernos Aragoneses de Economía, Vol. 17, Nº 2, 325-342. Click to view

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