Dr Michalis Drouvelis

Reader in Behavioural Economics

The Department of Economics


Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6040

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 7377

Email m.drouvelis@bham.ac.uk

The Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Research interests: Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Applied Game Theory, Public Economics

Personal homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/michalisdrouvelis/



  • PhD in Economics, University of Nottingham, 2009
  • MSc in Economics, University of Nottingham, 2004


  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Public Economics
Grants in progress

Leverhulme Trust Research Projects, in progress.

Other activities


  • Director MSc Economics
  • Points of contact co-ordinator


Under review/re-submitted:

The Effects of Anger and Happiness on Pro-Social Behaviour” (with Brit Grosskopf), Journal of Public Economics
Are Happier People Less Judgmental of Other People’s Selfish Behaviors? Laboratory Evidence from Trust and Gift Exchange Games (with Nattavudh Powdthavee), Journal of Behavioural & Experimental Economics.

'Political Motivations and Electoral Competition: Equilibrium Analysis and Experimental Evidence' (with Alejandro Saporiti and Nick Vriend), Games and Economic Behavior (2014), vol. 83, pp. 86-115.


'Selecting Public Good Institutions: Who Likes to Punish and Reward?' (with Julian Jamison), forthcoming in Southern Economic Journal

'Can Priming Cooperation Increase Public Goods Contributions?' (with Robert Metcalfe and Nattavudh Powdthavee), accepted for publication in Theory & Decision

'Group Identity and Leading-by-Example' (with Daniele Nosenzo), Journal of Economic Psychology, In Press

'Signaling without a common prior: Results on experimental equilibrium selection' (with Wieland Müller and Alex Possajennikov), Games and Economic Behavior (2012), vol. 74(1), pp. 102-119.

'Framing and Free Riding: Emotional Responses and Punishment in Social Dilemma Games' (with Robin Cubitt and Simon Gächter), Experimental Economics (2011), vol. 14(2), pp. 254-272.

'Moral Judgements in Social Dilemmas: How Bad is Free Riding?' (with Robin Cubitt, Simon Gächter and Ruslan Kabalin), Journal of Public Economics (2011), vol. 95(3-4), pp. 253-264.

'Gaining Power through Enlargement: Strategic Foundations and Experimental Evidence' (with Maria Montero and Martin Sefton), Games and Economic Behavior (2010), vol. 69(1), pp. 274-292.




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