Michelle Baddeley, University of South Australia

Michelle Baddeley, University of South Australia

CANCELLED Monday, 16 September 2019 at 15:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg

Michelle Baddeley, University of South Australia

Herding Scientists – A Problem or A Solution?

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Biography

Michelle Baddeley is Director and Research Professor at the Institute for Choice, University of South Australia, and an Honorary Professor at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity. She has a Bachelor of Economics and BA (Psychology) from the University of Queensland, and an MPhil/PhD (Economics) from the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on how social influences affect individual and group decision-making.

She has published many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and working papers. Her latest books include Behavioural Economics and Finance (2nd edition), Copycats and Contrarians – Why We Follow Others and When We Don't, and Behavioural Economics – A Very Short Introduction.

In her research, Michelle uses insights and methods from applied economics, behavioural economics and neuroeconomics to explore policy-relevant topics across a range of domains including investment appraisal, financial decision-making, employment/unemployment, housing, development economics, cybersecurity and energy. She specialises in analysing herding and other social influences – a theme explored in her latest book Copycats and Contrarians – Why We Follow Others and When We Don’t (Yale University Press) and featured in her contribution to Oxford University Press’s VSI series: Behavioural Economics – A Very Short Introduction.

Alongside many books and edited volumes, she has published in a wide range of international journals and serves on a number of editorial boards. She has had significant successes in attracting research grant funding, including from the UK Research Councils and the Leverhulme Trust. She is currently a co-Investigator on the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund project RELIEF (Refugees, Education, Learning, Information Technology and Entrepreneurship for the Future) – a £4.1 million collaboration between UCL and Lebanese universities/research institutes. She is keenly interested in applying economic research insights to practical policy problems, and is an Associate Fellow with the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and an Associate Researcher with the Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge.