• Room 02.033 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

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Open to PhD students in the field of behavioural economics with a special interest in social learning.


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Office location: Riddel Hall Block 3, Room 02.033

Research Interests

Social Learning; Strategic Formation of Coalitions and Networks

Research Statement

As a behavioural economist, my research focuses primarily on incorporating empirically sound assumptions into applicable formal economic theory.
    My main topic of interest is social learning. An individual learns from another individual’s behaviour because the behaviour is motivated by some information which is private. The process of social learning is the diffusion of the private information to all individuals through the interactions of observations, learning and choices. In numerous contexts, learning from others leads individuals to herd and herding behaviour generates social epidemics (e.g. market booms and crashes). My experimental work investigates the validity of the rational view of herding with the ultimate goal of building behavioural models of social learning.
    I have also worked on the price dynamics in parimutuel betting markets, the strategic formation of coalitions and networks, and methodological issues such as the effects of lottery-based incentives in large-scale experiments or the evaluation of Internet-based dynamic experiments.


Economic Decision Making --- Postgraduate module


Work in progress

Excessive Herding in the Laboratory: The Role of Intuitive Judgments, with Christoph March

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Research Output

  • "Do We Follow Others when We Should? A Simple Test of Rational Expectations": Comment

    Ziegelmeyer, A., March, C. & Kruegel, S., Oct 2013, In : American Economic Review. 103, 6, p. 2633-2642

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Hidden costs of control: four repetitions and an extension

    Ziegelmeyer, A., Schmelz, K. & Ploner, M., Jun 2012, In : Experimental economics. 15, 2, p. 323-340 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    17 Citations (Scopus)

    Information aggregation and belief elicitation in experimental parimutuel betting markets

    Koessler, F., Noussair, C. & Ziegelmeyer, A., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 83, 2, p. 195-208 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    10 Citations (Scopus)

    Asymmetric information without common priors: an indirect evolutionary analysis of quantity competition

    Gueth, W., Erviti, L. L. & Ziegelmeyer, A., Dec 2011, In : Journal of evolutionary economics. 21, 5, p. 843-852 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    Consumer attitudes toward and preferences for local foods in Northern Ireland: Experimental and survey evidence

    Author: Vlachos, S., Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Ziegelmeyer, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy