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Giovanni Ponti

Giovanni Ponti
Associate Professor


Born in Milano, on April 6, 1965.

Areas of research: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory


[1997] PhD, Economics. University College London.
[1997] Dottorato di Ricerca in Strutture e Comportamenti Economici. Università di Bologna.
[1993] MSc, Economics. University College London.
[1992] Laurea in Economia e Commercio (cum laude). Università di Pavia.
Research Experience
[2000-date] Participated in 20 research projects, 10 as Main Coordinator. Organized 2 international conferences (IMEBE 2008 and 2009).
[2001-date] Director - Laboratory for Theoretical and Experimental Economics (LaTEx). Universidad de Alicante.
[2005-10] Quaderni deit, WP Series of the Dipartimento Economia Istituzioni Territorio, Università di Ferrara. Editor.
[1997-8] Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Economics, University of California Santa Barbara.
[1994-7] Research Assistant at the Centre for Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE) at the University College London.
Research interests
Experimental Economics: experiments on social preferences, learning and institution/mechanism design. (Evolutionary) Game Theory: dynamic models of learning in games. Industrial Organization: institutional aspects of mechanism design.
Teaching Experience
[2009-date]  LUISS Guido Carli, Roma. Mathematical Methods, Economic Principles, Behavioral Finance .
[2008] PhD Thesis Supervisor of Jaromir Kovarik and Natalia Jiménez. QED, Universidad de Alicante.
[1999-09]  Universidad de Alicante. Graduate Courses: Learning in Games, Microeconomics II (Game Theory) and Experimental Economics. Undergraduate courses: Microeconomía IV, Microeconomía Avanzada I (Risk & Uncertainy), Microeconomía Avanzada II (Game Theory).
[2000-10] Università di Ferrara. Undergraduate Courses: Mathematics for Economists, Game Theory, Econometrics I, Econometrics II.
[1998-9] University of California Santa Barbara. Evolutionary Game Theory (Course #: Interdisciplinary 184 BP).
[1997]  University of California Santa Barbara. Graduate Workshop on Evolutionary Dynamics.
[1992-3]  University College of London. Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Teaching Interests
Microeconomics, (Evolutionary) Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Mathematical Economics.

Main pubblications (last 10 years)

  • Alonso, Judit; Di Paolo, Roberto; Ponti, Giovanni; Sartarelli, Marcello (2018). Facts and Misconceptions about 2D:4D, Social and Risk Preferences. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, p. 1-11. ISSN 1662-5153.
  • Giaccherini, Matilde; Ponti, Giovanni (2018). Preference Based Subjective Beliefs. GAMES, p. 1-23. ISSN 2073-4336.
  • Rodriguez, LARA ISMAEL; Ponti, Giovanni (2017). Social motives vs social influence: An experiment on interdependent time preferences. GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR, p. 177-194. ISSN 0899-8256.
  • Brañas-Garza, Pablo; Jiménez, Natalia; Ponti, Giovanni (2017). Eliciting real-life social networks: a guided tour. JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS FOR POLICY, p. 33-39.
  • Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Iñigo; Ponti, Giovanni; Tomás, Josefa (2016). Myopic Loss Aversion under Ambiguity and Gender Effects. PLOS ONE, p. 1-11. ISSN 1932-6203.
  • Cueva, Carlos; Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Iã±igo; Mata-Pérez, Esther; Ponti, Giovanni; Sartarelli, Marcello; Yu, Haihan; Zhukova, Vita (2016). Cognitive (ir)reflection: New experimental evidence. JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS, p. 81-93. ISSN 2214-8043.
  • Ferrara, Michele; Bottasso, Anna; Tempesta, Daniela; Carrieri, Marika; De Gennaro, Luigi; Ponti, Giovanni (2015). Gender differences in sleep deprivation effects on risk and inequality aversion: evidence from an economic experiment. PLOS ONE, p. 1-15. ISSN 1932-6203.
  • Ponti, G.; Rodriguez-Lara, I. (2015). Social Preferences and Cognitive Reflection: Evidence from a Dictator Game Experiment. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, p. 1-8. ISSN 1662-5153.
  • Esther Mata-Pérez; Annick Laruelle; Ricardo Martínez; Giovanni Ponti (2014). Preference Intensity in Positional Voting. THEORETICAL ECONOMICS LETTERS, p. 727-738. ISSN 2162-2078.
  • Espinosa M.P.; Kovarik J.; Ponti G. (2012). Strategic Interaction and Conventions. REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE SOCIOLOGIA, p. 15-26. ISSN 0034-9712.
  • Brañas-Garza P.; Cobo R.; Espinosa M.P.; Jiménez N.; Ponti G.; Kovarik J. (2012). Prosocial norms and degree heterogeneity in social networks. PHYSICA. A, p. 849-853. ISSN 0378-4371.
  • Frignani N.; Ponti G. (2012). Risk versus Social Preferences under the Veil of Ignorance. ECONOMICS LETTERS, p. 143-146. ISSN 0165-1765.
  • Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe; Giovanni Ponti; Josefa Tomás; Luis Ubeda (2011). Framing effects in public goods: Prospect Theory and experimentalevidence. GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR, p. 439-447. ISSN 0899-8256.
  • Francesco Feri; Miguel A. Meléndez-Jiménez; Giovanni Ponti; Fernando Vega-Redondo (2011). Error cascades in observational learning: An experiment on the Chinos game. GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR, p. 136-146. ISSN 0899-8256.
  • R. Censolo; L. Craighero; G. Ponti; L. Rizzo; R. Canto; L. Fadiga (2011). Electromyographic Activity of Hand Muscles in a Motor Coordination Game: Effect of Incentive Scheme and Its Relation with Social Capital. PLOS ONE, p. 1-9. ISSN 1932-6203.
  • O'Higgins N.; Ponti G. edited by (2011). Research in Economics. Elsevier,
  • P. BRAÑAS-GARZA;R. COBO;N. JIMÉNEZ;MP. ESPINOZA;J. KOVARIK;G. PONTI (2010). Altruism and social integration. GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR, p. 249-257. ISSN 0899-8256.
  • C. HERRERO;JDD. MORENO-TERNERO;G. PONTI (2010). On the adjudication of conflicting claims: an experimental study. SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE, p. 145-179. ISSN 0176-1714.
  • MANCINELLI S.;M. MAZZANTI;PIVA N.;G. PONTI (2010). Education, Reputation or Network? Evidence on Migrant Workers employability. JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, p. 64-71. ISSN 1053-5357.
  • A. Cabrales; R. Miniaci; M. Piovesan; G. Ponti (2010). Social preferences and strategic uncertainty: an experiment on markets and contracts. THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, p. 2261-2278. ISSN 0002-8282.
  • G. PONTI;E. CARBONE (2009). Positional Learning with Noise. RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS, p. 225-241. ISSN 1090-9443.
  • N. O'HIGGINS;G. PONTI (2009). Experimental Economics Made in Italy. RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS, p. 213-215. ISSN 1090-9443.