Professor Daniel Zizzo
Dean of Research & Innovation
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In his Dean role, Daniel has primary responsibility for the research, innovation and engagement strategy of the Faculty as well as for the allocation of associated resources, and has also a role in the broader co-determination of Faculty policies. He is Director of the Newcastle ESRC Impact Accelerator Account and the university representative on the N8 Social Sciences Committee. Apart from chairing or being a member of a range of Faculty committees, he is a member of a range of committees that shape the research, innovation and engagement strategy at the university level, including among others the University Research Committee, the University Engagement Committee and the University HEIF Management Group. He chairs the the University Developing Excellent Researchers Committee and he is the University lead on the Global Challenges Research Fund.
Daniel is Secretary of the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE), a committee of the Royal Economic Society. Daniel is a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at Australian National University and a member of the UEA Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) and of the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe). Daniel is also a Coordinating Editor of Theory and Decision and, among his other roles, he is both a Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College and a member of the ESRC’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Peer Review College. He is also an Associate Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and an ARC Assessor. He is Co-Director of the Behavioural and Experimental Northeast Cluster (BENC), a joint initiative between Durham and Newcastle University.
Daniel was also Acting Director of Newcastle University Business School for most of the 2016/17 academic year. In that role, he had primary leadership and executive responsibility for strategy and operations of the School. He was previously Head of the School of Economics and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Under his leadership, the School over doubled in size and broke into the top 10 in the Guardian league table, as well as a top 20 rank in both the Times Leagues Table and the Comprehensive University Guide; while the Faculty achieved substantial improvements in research quality in the REF 2014 across the board, with broad comparative ranking improvements in Social Work and Social Policy, Business and Management, International Development, Psychology, Business and Management, Economics and Law. As a member of the UEA University Research Executive, Daniel also contributed to the development and implementation of university research strategy, for REF 2014 and beyond.
Qualifications & Education:
- M.A. by resolution, Christ Church College, University of Oxford (March 2003)
- D.Phil. Economics, Hertford College, University of Oxford (November 2000). Thesis on "Relativity-sensitive behaviour in economics".
- M.Phil. Economics, Hertford College, University of Oxford (July 1997). Thesis on "Relativity-sensitive behaviour in economics: an overview with new experimental evidence".
- Visiting student (University of California at San Diego, Spring Term 1995) in Calculus and in Statistics for the Social Studies
- Laurea in Law with distinction, University of Palermo, Italy (December 1994). First degree thesis in Monetary Economics
- Summer course in English as a Second Language at Cornell University, U.S.A. (1989)
Daniel is primarily an experimental and behavioral economist. Much (though not all) of his research is motivated by the search for more realistic empirical and theoretical foundations of economic decision-making, using mainly experimental, but also analytical and computational, methods as required.
Current research interests include authority and organizational behavior, antisocial preferences, voting preferences, behavioral and cognitive game theory, bounded rationality and nudging, social preferences, trust, and the methodology of experimental economics. They more generally include macroeconomic and microeconomic applications of theoretical ideas, such as in the context of health behavior and unlawful file-sharing. Daniel considers himself a mainstream economist, but one interested in pushing forward the boundaries of mainstream economics, and one firmly committed to a wider perspective as an interdisciplinary social scientist.
- £ 111,412.19 (own share) for EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre (DERC) (November 2015 - October 2020).
- £ 72,637.20 (own share) for an ESRC Knowledge Exchange project on “Assessing the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court” (March 2015 – June 2016).
- £ 44,390.40 (own share) for a project on “A Field Experiment on the Determinants of Unlawful File Sharing” from CREATe/RCUK (January 2015 – September 2016).
- £794,543 (with E Fatas, S Hargreaves Heap, A Poulsen, R Sugden, T Turocy) as University of East Anglia share of an ESRC grant on “Network for Integrated Behavioural Science” (December 2012 – December 2016).
- £120,994 (with Piers Fleming) as project share of a Research Councils UK (RCUK) grant on “Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology” (CREATe; October 2012 – September 2016; AHRC primary funder).
- £5,542 (with Fuyu Yang) for a project on “Complexity, Inattention and Inferential Expectations: Why are agents belief conservative” from Australian National University (August 2012 – January 2014).
- £593,400 (with Marc Suhrcke) as University of East Anglia share of a policy research unit on “Behaviour and Health” (January 2011 – December 2015), from the Department of Health.
- £7,371 (with Shaun Hargreaves Heap) for a project on “Emotions and Communication in a Financial Markets Experiment" (September 2009-February 2011), from the Nuffield Foundation.
- £68,511 (with Bereket Kebede) for a project on “Money burning, envy and development: An experimental case study in Ethiopia” (August 2008-June 2010), from the ESRC.
- £7,218 (with Piers Fleming) for a project on “Do Individual Differences in Social Desirability Bias Imply Sensitivity to Social Pressure and Risk?” (August 2008-July 2009), from the Nuffield Foundation.
- £29,377 (with Gordon D. Menzies) for a project on “Statistical Inference on Equilibrium Exchange Rates: An Experimental Study” (April 2007-November 2008), from the British Academy.
- £9,321 (with Gordon D. Menzies) for a project on “Inferential Expectations. Threshold beliefs modeled as Statistical Inference” (July 2005 – December 2010), from University Technology Sydney.
- £7,327 (with Shaun Hargreaves Heap) for a project on “Measuring the Contribution of Social Group Membership to Well-Being” (February 2006 – July 2007), from the Nuffield Foundation.
- £7,164 (with Gordon D. Menzies) for a project on “Inferential Expectations, Exchange Rates and Interest Rates: An Experimental Study” (February 2006 – July 2007), from the Nuffield Foundation.
- £3,000 (with Gordon D. Menzies) for a project on “Belief Changes in Financial Markets Modelled as Statistical Inference” (January 2006 – December 2008), from the Bank of England.
- 3,000 euros for a project on “Trust on the Internet” funded by the OECD, in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute (December 2002- April 2003).
- £5,065 for a project on “Similarity and Bargaining” (March 2002 – February 2003) from the ESRC.
- £4,950 for a project on “Similarity and Bargaining” (awarded, December 2001) from the British Academy.
TeachingDaniel currently co-teaches a lecture on open access in a training module for postgraduate research students. He also co-supervises 2 PhD students, one at Newcastle University and one at the University of East Anglia.
- Nakamura R, Suhrcke M, Zizzo DJ. A Triple Test for Behavioral Economics Models and Public Health Policy. Theory and Decision 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Watson SJ, Zizzo DJ, Fleming P. Risk, benefit and moderators of the affect heuristic in a widespread unlawful activity: Evidence from a survey of unlawful file sharing behavior. Risk Analysis 2016, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Karakostas A, Sonntag A, Zizzo DJ. Contract Choice: Efficiency and Fairness in Revenue Sharing Contracts. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Fleming P, Watson SJ, Patouris E, Bartholomew KJ, Zizzo DJ. Why do people file share unlawfully? A systematic review, meta-analysis and panel study. Computers in Human Behavior 2017, 72, 535-548.
- Kocher MG, Poulsen O, Zizzo DJ. Social preferences, accountability, and wage bargaining. Social Choice and Welfare 2017, 48(3), 659–678.
- Karakostas A, Zizzo DJ. Compliance and the Power of Authority. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2015, 124, 67-80.
- Moffatt P, Sitzia S, Zizzo DJ. Heterogeneity in Preferences towards Complexity. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 2015, 51(2), 147-170.
- Fafchamps M, Kebede B, Zizzo DJ. Keep Up With the Winners: Experimental Evidence on Risk Taking, Asset Integration, and Peer Effects. European Economic Review 2015, 79, 59-79.
- Sonntag A, Zizzo DJ. On reminder effects, drop-outs and dominance: evidence from an online experiment on charitable giving. PLoS One 2015, 10(8), e0134705.
- Sonntag A, Zizzo DJ. Institutional Authority and Collusion. Southern Economic Journal 2015, 82(1), 13-37.
- Watson SJ, Zizzo DJ, Fleming P. Determinants of Unlawful File Sharing: A Scoping Review. PLoS One 2015, 10(2), e0127921.
- Kebede B, Zizzo DJ. Social Preferences and Agricultural Innovation: An Experimental Case Study from Ethiopia. World Development 2015, 67, 267-280.
- Fleming P, Zizzo DJ. A simple stress test of experimenter demand effects. Theory and Decision 2015, 78(2), 219-231.
- Sitzia S, Zheng J, Zizzo DJ. Inattentive consumers in markets for services. Theory and Decision 2015, 79(2), 307-332.
- Tsutsui K, Zizzo DJ. Group status, minorities and trust. Experimental Economics 2014, 17(2), 215-244.
- Breitmoser Y, Tan JHW, Zizzo DJ. On the beliefs off the path: Equilibrium refinement due to quantal response and level-K. Games and Economic Behavior 2014, 86, 102-125.
- Bolle F, Tan JHW, Zizzo DJ. Vendettas. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2014, 6(2), 93-130.
- Galeotti F, Zizzo DJ. What happens if you single out? An experiment. Social Choice and Welfare 2014, 43(3), 703-729.
- Zizzo DJ. Claims and confounds in economic experiments. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 2013, 93, 186-195.
- Sugden R, Zheng J, Zizzo DJ. Not all anchors are created equal. Journal of Economic Psychology 2013, 39, 21-31.
- Hargreaves-Heap SP, Tan JHW, Zizzo DJ. Trust, inequality and the market. Theory and Decision 2013, 74(3), 311-333.
- Hargreaves-Heap S, Verschoor A, Zizzo DJ. A test of the experimental method in the spirit of Popper. Journal of Economic Methodology 2012, 19(1), 63-76.
- Lyons B, Menzies GD, Zizzo DJ. Conflicting evidence and decisions by agency professionals: an experimental test in the context of merger regulation. Theory and Decision 2012, 73(3), 465-499.
- Menzies GD, Zizzo DJ. Monetary policy and inferential expectations of exchange rates. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 2012, 22(2), 359-380.
- Sitzia S, Zizzo DJ. Price lower and then higher or price higher and then lower?. Journal of Economic Psychology 2012, 33(6), 1084-1099.
- Henckel T, Menzies GD, Prokhovnik N, Zizzo DJ. Barro-Gordon revisited: Reputational equilibria with inferential expectations. Economics Letters 2011, 112(2), 144-147.
- Zizzo DJ, Tan JHW. Game harmony: A behavioural approach to predicting cooperation in games. American Behavioral Scientist 2011, 55(8), 987-1013.
- Breitmoser Y, Tan JHW, Zizzo DJ. Understanding perpetual R&D races. Economic Theory 2010, 44(3), 445-467.
- Hargreaves-Heap SP, Zizzo DJ. The value of groups. American Economic Review 2009, 99(1), 295-323.
- Tan JHW, Zizzo DJ. Groups, cooperation and conflict in games. Journal of Socio-Economics 2008, 37(1), 1-17.
- Sgroi D, Zizzo DJ. Neural networks and bounded rationality. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 2007, 375(2), 717-725.
- Bacharach M, Guerra G, Zizzo DJ. The self-fulfilling property of trust: An experimental study. Theory and Decision 2007, 63(4), 349-388.
- Dutton W, Guerra GA, Zizzo DJ, Peltu M. The cyber trust tension in e-government: Balancing identity, privacy, security. Information Policy 2005, 10(1-2), 13-23.
- Zizzo DJ. Money burning and rank egalitarianism with random dictators. Economics Letters 2003, 81(2), 263-266.
- Zizzo DJ. Between utility and cognition: the neurobiology of relative position. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 2002, 48(1), 71-91.
- Zizzo DJ. Empirical evidence on interdependent preferences: nature or nurture?. Cambridge Journal of Economics 2002, 27(6), 867-880.
- Zizzo DJ. Neurobiological measurements of cardinal utility: Hedonimeters or learning algorithms?. Social Choice and Welfare 2002, 19(3), 477-488.
- Zizzo DJ. Racing with uncertainty: a patent race experiment. International Journal of Industrial Organization 2002, 20(6), 877-902.
- Zizzo DJ, Oswald AJ. Are people willing to pay to reduce others' incomes?. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique 2001, 63-64, 39-62.
- Zizzo DJ, Stolarz-Fantino S, Wen J, Fantino E. A violation of the monotonicity axiom: experimental evidence on the conjunction fallacy. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 2000, 41(3), 263-276.