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  • Campus de Campolide

    1099-032 Lisboa


  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Research interests

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. During his studies he was a researcher at New York University’s Center for Technology and Economic Development, based in Abu Dhabi.

Currently a resident member of Novafrica, he utilizes laboratory and field experiments to understand the interaction between information, beliefs, and behavior. His interests center on applying insights from behavioral economics to questions in development economics. His latest research involves field work in Rwanda and Mozambique, having previously conducted studies in Ghana, New York, Uganda, and Vietnam. He teaches behavioral economics at the Master’s level, and microeconomics at the Ph.D. level.

Current research interests include: Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Experimental Economics

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Research Output at NOVA

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Working paper
  • 1 Other contribution
  • Does information break the political resource curse? Experimental evidence from Mozambique

    Armand, A., Coutts, A., Vicente, P. C. & Vilela, I., Jan 2019, (NOVAFRICA Working Papers Series; no. 1902).

    Research output: Working paper

  • Good news and bad news are still news: experimental evidence on belief updating

    Coutts, A., 15 Jun 2019, In : Experimental Economics. 22, 2, p. 369-395 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)
  • Testing models of belief bias: an experiment

    Coutts, A., Jan 2019, In : Games And Economic Behavior. 113, p. 549-565

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    52 Downloads (Pure)