Robert Slonim

Professor of Economics, University of Sydney

Robert Slonim is an Economics Professor at the University of Sydney. He holds a PhD from Duke University and MBA and BA degrees from the University of California Berkeley.

Professor Slonim is recognised as a pioneer in the areas of charitable behaviour and behavioural and experimental economics. He has written extensively on experimental economic methods, learning, trust and the economics of charitable behaviour, blood donations and public policy. Professor Slonim helped establish and was Co-Editor of the Journal of the Economic Science Association (2015-2020). He has served as the Director of Research (2017-2018) for the Behavioural Economics Team of Australia (BETA) within Prime Minister and remains Chair of BETA’s Academic Advisory Panel. He is an Advisory Editor for the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (2008-Present) and has been a panellist for the National Science Foundation. He has published in numerous leading academic journals in economics (such as Econometrica) and science (such as Science and Social Science and Medicine) and serves as an ad hoc Reviewer for many well respected journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Slonim has received several prestigious grants including two from the US National Science Foundation and three from the Australian Research Council for his research on understanding charitable behaviour. He is also a research fellow with IZA, the Institute for the Study of Labor Economics.

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