Amalia Di Girolamo

Amalia Di Girolamo

The Department of Economics
Assistant Professor in Experimental Economics

Contact details

Department of Economics
University House
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


Recent publications


Sangiuliano Intra, F, Nasti, C, Massaro, R, Perretta, AJ, Di Girolamo, A, Brighi, A & Biroli, P 2023, 'Flexible Learning Environments for a Sustainable Lifelong Learning Process for Teachers in the School Context', Sustainability, vol. 15, no. 14, 11237.

Biroli, P, Bosworth, S, Della Giusta, M, Di Girolamo, A, Jaworska, S & Vollen, J 2021, 'Family life in lockdown', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, 687570.

Andreoni, J, Di Girolamo, A, List, JA, Mackevicius, C & Samek, A 2019, 'Risk preferences of children and adolescents in relation to gender, cognitive skills, soft skills, and executive functions', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Di Girolamo, A, Harrison, GW, Lau, MI & Swarthout, JT 2015, 'Subjective belief distributions and the characterization of economic literacy', Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, vol. 59, pp. 1-12.

Di Girolamo, A & Drouvelis, M 2015, 'The role of gender composition and size of the group in a minimum effort game', Economics Letters, vol. 137, pp. 168-170.

Di Girolamo, A, Andersen, S, Harrison, GW & Lau, MI 2014, 'Risk and time preferences of entrepreneurs: evidence from a Danish field experiment', Theory and Decision, vol. 77, no. 3, 6, pp. 341-357.

Working paper

Di Girolamo, A, Harrison, GW, Lau, MI & Swarthout, JT 2013 'Characterizing Financial and Statistical Literacy' Working Paper Series, no. 4, vol. 2013, Georgia State University Experimental Economics Center.

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