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Daniel Sgroi

Curriculum Vitae

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Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 75557

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 23032

Email: Daniel dot Sgroi at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.101

Advice and feedback hours: (Term 2) Thursday 1100-1300

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Associate Professor of Economics

Theme Leader, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Growing Economy, University of Warwick
Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Research Interests
  • Economic Theory
  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Subjective Wellbeing

One strand of my work concerns game theory, information economics and Bayesian learning, with applications to different subfields in microeconomics. The other is at the intersection of Economics and Psychology and includes behavioural economics, subjective wellbeing and language. I have always used a mixture of economic theory and experimental methods in my work.

Together with Andrew Oswald, I lead Theme 3 of the ESRC-funded CAGE centre which seeks better ways to understand and measure subjective wellbeing and related behavioural concepts. To hear me speak on the topic of historical happiness for BBC Radio 4 go here.

Selected Recent Work
Working Papers

When Good Advice is Ignored: The Role of Envy and Stubbornness, CAGE Working Paper No. 359, 2018, with David Ronayne.

The Effect of Positive Mood on Cooperation in Repeated Interaction, CAGE Working Paper No. 347, 2017, with Eugenio Proto & Mahnaz Nazneen.

Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, CESifo Working Paper No. 5906, 2016, with Thomas Hills & Eugenio Proto.


Biased Beliefs and Imperfect Information, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 136: 186-202, 2017, with Eugenio Proto.

Happiness and Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics 33(4): 789-822, 2015 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald & Eugenio Proto.

How Should Peer Review Panels Behave? Economic Journal 123(570): 255-278, 2013, with Andrew Oswald.

The Optimal Choice of Pre-launch Reviewer, Journal of Economic Theory 147(3): 1247-1260, 2012, with David Gill.

Herding, Contrarianism and Delay in Financial Market Trading, European Economic Review 56: 1020-1037, 2012, with Andreas Park.

Are Happiness and Productivity Lower among University Students with Newly-Divorced Parents? Experimental Economics 15(1): 1-23, 2012 (lead article) with Andrew Oswald & Eugenio Proto.

Full list of publications, working papers & work in progress


EC132 The Industrial Economy: Strategy (Term 1)

EC984 Experimental Economics (Term 2)

WATE commendee for 2015