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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 2015 2019

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Other contribution
  • 1 Working paper
4 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

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
Bayes rule
Economic uncertainty
Bayesian updating
natural resources
8 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
Model testing
Financial incentives

Social learning in experimental games: Evidence from Rwanda

Coutts, A. F., 6 Oct 2015, (Submitted).

Research output: Working paper

Social learning
Experimental games
Behavioural change