Skip to main content
Research group

Centre for Behavioural Experimental Action and Research (C-BEAR)

Centre for Behavioural Experimental Action and Research

We utilise, develop, and apply experimental methods to study key questions in the behavioural and social sciences. We engage with societal challenges via research, consultancy, policy outreach, and training postgraduate students, early-career researchers, and practitioners to perform experimental research.

About

The Centre for Behavioural Experimental Action and Research (C-BEAR) is a collegial, interdisciplinary group of experts who use behavioural science and experimental methods to understand and address societal challenges. We integrate specialist knowledge in economics, politics, psychology, sociology, and management science to develop innovative and cutting-edge research. We employ an array of experimental methods, including laboratory, online, field, and natural experiments, as well as mathematical modelling and statistical analysis. C-BEAR is a hub that supports researchers and PhD students to develop research projects with social impact, and it helps industry and policymakers to achieve their goals by providing convincing evidence.

Research highlights

People, projects and publications

People

Dr Joao V. Ferreira PhD

Lecturer in Economics

Research interests

  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Individual and social choice
  • Political economy

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Joao

Professor Konstantinos Katsikopoulos

Professor of Behavioural Science

Research interests

  • Human decision making: Prescriptive and descriptive
  • AI decision making: Transparency
  • Behavioural operations: Modeling and prediction of human behaviour

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Konstantinos

Dr Lawrence Mckay BA, MRes, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Political geography: how attitudes and behaviours are shaped by place
  • The urban-rural divide
  • Political trust
Connect with Lawrence

Dr Marco Meloni

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Democratic Innovations
  • Intra-Party democracy
  • Digital participation
Connect with Marco

Dr Matt Ryan

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Democracy
  • Social Research Methods
  • Web Science

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Matt

Dr Max Kwiek

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Applied microeconomic theory
  • Political Economy
  • Committee Design

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Max

Professor Michael Vlassopoulos

Professor of Economics

Research interests

  • Applied MicroeconomicsLabour EconomicsDevelopment Economics

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Michael

Dr Mingye Ma

Lecturer

Research interests

  • behavioural and experimental economics
  • social learning and imitation
  • motivated beliefs

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Mingye

Dr Paolo Spada

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Diffusion and impact of governance and social innovations (Democratic Innovations).
  • Combining large surveys, field experiments, quantitative and qualitative analysis 

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Paolo

Dr Paul Conway

Associate Professor

Accepting applications from PhD students

Connect with Paul

Related research institutes, centres and groups