Dr Hector Solaz

Dr Hector Solaz

The Department of Economics
Lecturer in Experimental Economics

Contact details

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

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



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



  • Decision Theory and Games
  • Theory of Industrial Organization


  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics

Other activities

Director MSc International Economics (Spring Term)


Fatas, E., Melendez, M., Morales, A.J. and Solaz, H. Public goods and decay in networks, SERIEs, doi: 10.1007/s13209-014-0114-x

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

Working Papers

Why we cheat. Experimental evidence on tax compliance (with Duch, R.)

Identity and redistribution. A cross-national experiment (with  Kuhn, T.)

You Have Got Mail! How Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations Shape Legislator Responsiveness in the European Parliament (with De Vries, C., Dinas, E.)

Following the herd. The micro foundations of the incumbency advantage (with De Vries, C., Hobolt, S.)