Short Biography

Marco Piovesan is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Copenhagen. Before that, he was CLER Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Since 2009 he published 21 papers in prestigious academic journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, American Economic Review, European Economic Review and Journal of Experimental Psychology-General. Moreover his studies have been featured in The New Yorker, The Financial Times, Businessweek, Washington Post, Daily Mail and many other international magazines. 

Since 2013 Marco is  Director of the Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE). CEE provides infrastructure for conducting experimental research at the University of Copenhagen and is a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. The primary focus of CEE is to investigate the relevance of bounded rationality and non-standard preferences in the economy, society and the state. 

Moreover, since 2015, Marco is the Director of the Kopenhagen Interactive Developmental Studies (KIDS). KIDS is a laboratory for studying the development of preferences: by conducting economic experiments with children and adolescents we investigate the development of preferences such as riskiness, pro-sociality, cooperation and self-control. 

Finally, since 2017, Marco is member of the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI). CEBI aims to address the role of behavior in generating inequality and the underlying sources of such behavioral inequality. We exploit the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure to combine population administrative registers on individuals’ choices and outcomes with information about their behavioral characteristics obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and large-scale surveys.