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Professor Michael Vlassopoulos PhD

Professor of Economics, Departmental Impact Champion, Deputy Director of the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training

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Michael Vlassopoulos is Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton.

Michael is an applied microeconomist with wide-range interests that span a number of areas: public, labour and development economics. He approaches these subjects with a behavioural theoretical framework that incorporates psychologically grounded assumptions into formal economic models of behaviour. His research approach combines theory and data, using a variety of methodological approaches, ranging from the design of experiments, both in the laboratory and in the field, to the analysis of administrative and survey data.

Michael obtained a PhD in economics in 2007 from the University of British Columbia, in Canada and joined the University of Southampton as a lecturer in economics the same year.

Michael is a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany and Deputy Director of the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.

His research in areas such as racial discrimination, prosocial motivation, charitable giving and online privacy has been published in leading academic journals and has received wide international news coverage.

For a full list of publications and his CV, follow the link to his personal webpage.

Research interests

Behavioural Economics, Public Economics, Labour Economics, Development Economics

Research project(s)

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

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  • Marreiros, H., Gomer, R., Vlassopoulos, M., Tonin, M., & schraefel, M. C. (2015). Exploring user perceptions of online privacy disclosures. Paper presented at IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet - ICWI 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Naroditskiy, V., Stein, S., Tonin, M., Tran-Thanh, L., Vlassopoulos, M., & Jennings, N. R. (2014). Referral incentives in crowdfunding. 171-183. Paper presented at HCOMP2014: Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing, United States.

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Professor Michael Vlassopoulos
Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Building 58, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 58/3033

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