Robert Slonim
Research Fellow

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Slonim Robert Slonim is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Slonim completed his undergraduate and MBA studies at U. C. Berkeley and received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1995. He was a postdoctural student the University of Pittsburgh from 1996 to 1998 and then joined the Department of Economics at Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor. After being promoted to Associate Professor, Slonim moved to the University of Sydney in 2008 as a chaired professor.

Slonim has published papers in leading journals on a wide range of topics primarily using experimental economics methodology. He has studied the effects of learning in games, endogenous determinants of preferences and conducted an evaluation of an educational natural experiment on economic decision making. He has more recently studied the determinants of blood donations using a broad range of behavioural economic theories in combination with laboratory and field experiments.

Slonim has been awarded over a dozen competitive grants including two National Science Foundation grants for his research. He recently received a five year Australian Research Council discovery grant for his investigation of determinants of prosocial behaviour in the context of blood donations.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2011.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10395  Ellen Garbarino
Robert Slonim
Marie Claire Villeval
Loss Aversion and Lying Behavior: Theory, Estimation and Empirical Evidence
9657  Matthew Lilley
Robert Slonim
Gender Differences in Altruism: Responses to a Natural Disaster
9650  Robert Slonim
Carmen Wang
Market Design for Altruistic Supply: Evidence from the Lab
8491  Ashley Craig
Ellen Garbarino
Stephanie A. Heger
Robert Slonim
Waiting To Give
7445  Andrew Lilley
Robert Slonim
The Price of Warm Glow
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 114, 58-74)
6927  Kadir Atalay
Fayzan Bakhtiar
Stephen L. Cheung
Robert Slonim
Savings and Prize-Linked Savings Accounts
(revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 107 (A), 86-106)
6865  Robert Slonim
Carmen Wang
Ellen Garbarino
Danielle Merrett
Opting-In: Participation Biases in the Lab
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 90, 43-70)
6475  Julie Rosaz
Robert Slonim
Marie Claire Villeval
Quitting and Peer Effects at Work
(revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 39, 55-67)
6410  Min-Taec Kim
Robert Slonim
The Multi-Dimensional Effects of Reciprocity on Worker Effort: Evidence from a Hybrid Field-Laboratory Labor Market Experiment
5488  Blair L. Cleave
Nikos Nikiforakis
Robert Slonim
Is There Selection Bias in Laboratory Experiments? The Case of Social and Risk Preferences
(published in: Experimental Economics, 2013, 16 (3) 372-382)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Nicola Lacetera
Mario Macis
Robert Slonim
Will There Be Blood? Incentives and Substitution Effects in Pro-social Behavior
(published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2012, 4 (1), 186-223 as "Will There be Blood? Incentives and Displacement Effects in Pro-Social Behavior")