About Me

My name is Alexia Gaudeul. I am a behavioural economist. I work on various themes such as how to protect consumers, improve the quality of advice, reduce discrimination, promote trust in experts, manage social networks, etc…

I did my PhD in Economics in France and then moved to the UK in 2003, where I was a lecturer at the University of East Anglia. This is where I learned about experimental methods and worked with Professor Robert Sugden.

I switched to Germany in 2009 where I worked as a research fellow at the University of Jena and then at the Max Planck Institute of Economics. I was able to lead a number of my own experiments while working with fellow post-docs Paolo Crosetto, Caterina Giannetti and Gerhard Riener. I then moved to work at the chair of Professor Marcela Ibañez at the University of Göttingen, where I did behavioural development economics.

I now work at the Competence Centre on Behavioural Insights at the European Commission. I help in designing policies that are behaviourally informed, for example in the domains of consumer protection or the use of artificial intelligence in making economic decisions.

I hold a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the University of Toulouse, France, as well as a MSc in Management with specialization in Finance from HEC Paris Business School. I am also qualified in teaching at the university level after a five year experience as a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and I have an Habilitation in Economics from the University of Jena.

My Curriculum Vitae provides links to my papers. My blog gives updates about my research projects.