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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.


Macroeconomic Policy: Theory and Evidence (ECO2003) --- 2nd year module


Work in progress

- Cooperative Networks: Theory and Experimental Evidence, with K. Pantz and A. Polanski

- Even Experts Follow Large Crowds: Naive Herding in the Laboratory, with C. March

- Herding with Prosocial Preferences: Theory and Experimental Evidence, with C. March

- Monetary Incentives in Large-Scale Experiments: A Case Study of Risk Aversion, with R. Cyranek, B. Greiner, and C. March

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social learning Social Sciences
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Research Output 2008 2013

4 Citations (Scopus)

"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

Rational expectations
Social learning
Information cascades
17 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

10 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

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

23 Citations (Scopus)

Individual and couple decision behavior under risk: evidence on the dynamics of power balance

de Palma, A., Picard, N. & Ziegelmeyer, A., Jan 2011, In : Theory and Decision. 70, 1, p. 45-64 20 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