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Taha Movahedi

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Email: Taha dot Movahedi at warwick dot ac dot uk

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I joined the Economics Department as an Economics Assistant Professor in January 2023. I have been teaching economics and finance in higher education institution since 2013 and have run schemes like study help program to support students. My main area of research is behavioural and experimental economics and I work on social identity, social preferences and cooperation in groups. I was part of the team that helped to establish the experimental laboratory at the University of Leicester and I organized the second international research conference in economics at Leicester University in 2016.

Before joining University of Warwick, I worked as a Senior teaching fellow at University of Portsmouth Business School (2018-2022). Before University of Portsmouth, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Leicester for 4 years during my PhD. I taught different units for undergraduate students like Math for Economics, Econometrics and Game theory. I have been awarded a PhD in July 2018 in behavioural and experimental economics from thee University of Leicester and my PhD thesis is on group identity and social preferences. I have a master degree in MSc Economics (with Distinction Award) from the University of Leicester and BSc Economics from Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran).

Research Interests

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioural Game Theory and Decision Making

My latest paper is experimental research on uncertain group identity and its effect on social preferences. I have found that individuals prefer to stay ignorant about the identity of their matched players but still behave reciprocally. I have been awarded the researcher fund to run the experiment on this paper at the experimental laboratory of the University of Leicester. For the full paper, please see: " opens in a new window"

I have been granted an Economic Research Project fund (2021) from Portsmouth University for a research project on the robustness of social identity in different interaction environments (work with Dr Zahra Murad).

I have been granted an ERP fund for a research project on the exploitation of students' satisfaction in higher education and testing various interventions to improve it(work with Professor Homagni Choudhury). I'm also a member of the Royal Economics Society.