Dr Amalia Di Girolamo

Dr Amalia Di Girolamo

The Department of Economics
Lecturer in Experimental Economics

Contact details

Department of Economics
JG Smith Building, Room 237
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Amalia Di Girolamo is an experimental and behavioural economist. Her research is primarily focused on the analysis of decision-making under risk. Part of her research has analysed the importance of financial literacy on the individual choices by means of field and lab experiments. Another significant strand of Amalia’s research looks at the role of gender differences in risk and competitive behaviours.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 2010
  • MSc in Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, 2005
  • BSc in Economics, University of Roma Tre, 2004


Amalia received a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. During her PhD she spent three academic years at the Economics Department of the University of Chicago as a Fulbright Doctoral Visiting Student Researcher. After a two year Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Economics Department of Durham University, Amalia joined the department of Economics at the University of Birmingham in September 2013.


  • The Economics of Uncertainty and Information
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics


  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Public economics


Other activities


  • Programme Director for the BSc in Economics


Risk and Time Preferences of Entrepreneurs : Evidence from a Danish Field Experiment. (with Steffen Andersen, Glenn W. Harrison and Morten Lau), Theory and Decision, Vol. 77, No. 3, 2014, p. 341-357