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Professor Mirco Tonin 

Professor in Economics

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Professor Mirco Tonin is Professor in Economics within Social Sciences: Economics at the University of Southampton.

My current research focuses on labour, public, and behavioural economics, addressing issues that are scientifically important, but also have a wider impact.

Mirco Tonin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton. He is also a research affiliate at CESifo in Munich and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. He is an applied economist with research interests in labour economics, behavioural economics and public finance. His main research programmes involve the determinants of water demand, interaction on the web and education.

Mirco graduated from Bocconi University in Milan in 2000 and received his PhD from Stockholm University in 2007.





Research interests

Mirco Tonin research interests are in labour economics and public finance. His current research projects look at the impact of in-work benefit on educational choices, the effect of information campaigns on water consumption, and the enforcement of import tariffs. Thanks to an ESRC grant titled 'An investigation into the sources and implications of prosocial behaviour', he is also working on an experimental project on workers' intrinsic motivation.

Research project(s)

An Investigation into the Sources and Implications of Pro-social Behaviour


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  • Referral incentives in crowdfunding - Naroditskiy, Victor, Stein, Sebastian, Tonin, Mirco, Tran-Thanh, Long, Vlassopoulos, Michael and Jennings, N.R.
    HCOMP2014: Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing , Pittsburgh, US
    2 - 4 Nov 2014


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