Robert Slonim

Robert Slonim
  • Economics Professor
  • Company: Sydney University

Professor Slonim holds a PhD from Duke University and MBA and BA degrees from the University of California Berkeley. Professor Slonim is best recognised as a pioneer in the area of experimental economics and has written extensively on learning, trust and the economics of altruism, charitable behaviour and blood donations. Professor Slonim has been very innovative in his use of experimental methods that have theoretical importance and have also represented important findings for matters of public policy.

Professor Slonim has organised many conferences in Behavioural and Experimental Economics, given several keynote addresses and has presented around the world in excess of one-hundred times on topics such as game theory, designing incentives, trust, learning, the economics of education, blood donor motivation and altruism and charitable behaviour. He has published widely in many leading academic journals in economics, science, medicine, management and beyond, including Science, Econometrica, Management Science and Social Science and Medicine. Professor Slonim has received many prestigious grants including two from the US National Science Foundation and two Discovery Project grants and one Linkage grant from the Australian Research Council. He is also a research fellow with IZA, the Institute for the Study of Labor Economics. Professor Slonim is currently the Co-Editor of the Journal of the Economic Science Association, on the advisory board for the Sydney Policy Lab and is director of research for the Behavioral Economics Team of Australia at the Prime Minister and Cabinet.