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.
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.