Dr. Alice Solda
Research Centre for Environmental Economics
Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics
Bergheimer Str. 20
Phone. +49 6221 54 8014
Fax. +49 6221 54 8020
Office hour: send email
What I’m interested in:
- Experimental and behavioral Economics
- Motivated Beliefs (e.g. overconfidence, self-deception, beliefs updating)
- Environmental Economics (e.g. compliance behavior, audit mechanisms, decentralized enforcement mechanisms)
- Social exclusion and reintegration
A bit more about me:
I joined the Research Centre for Environmental Economics in September 2019 to work as a post-doctoral fellow researcher on the Compliance project, which aims to improve the state of knowledge about systemic and country-specific factors of climate policy compliance.
My research so far has mainly been lying within the recent literature on motivated beliefs, which provides evidence that biases in self-beliefs are more often strategic rather than mistakes. I have particularly focused on whether being overconfident can lead to higher expected payoffs in strategic interactions (e.g. negotiations).
I am also interested in questions regarding the rehabilitation of long-term ostracized individuals and the effect of social exclusion on anti- and pro-social behaviors.
Where I come from:
- 2016–2020: Joint PhD in Experimental Economics, University of Lyon (France) and Queensland University of Technology (Australia).
- 2015–2016: Master GAEXA ‘Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Applied Econometrics’, University of Lyon.
- 2014–2015: Master EQUANT ’Quantitative Economics’, University of Lyon (France).
- 2011–2014: Bachelor of Law, Economics and Management, UFR-SJEPG (France).
What I’ve been working on:
- Current Research:
Heterogeneity in honesty and compliance behavior (with Timo Goeschl)
Environmental taxes and competitive audit mechanism (with Timo Goeschl and Marcel Oestreich)
Confidence as a negotiation strategy (with Changxia Ke, Lionel Page, and William von Hippel)
Overconfidence as a strategy in leadership striving (with Changxia Ke, Lionel Page, and William von Hippel)
Overconfidence and conservatism
Solda, Alice, and Marie Claire Villeval. "Exclusion and reintegration in a social dilemma." Economic Inquiry (2017)
- Working Papers:
Solda, Alice, Changxia Ke, Lionel Page, and William von Hippel. "Strategically delusional." R&R Experimental Economics (2018)