Dr Alina Velias

Dr Alina Velias

LSE Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Behavioural, Experimental economics

About me

I have recently completed a PhD in Economics, specialising in behavioural and experimental aspects of pplied microeconomics. My interests are in non-monetary motives (such as altruism) and aspects (subjective wellbeing, social capital) of human welfare – and the related policy implications.

In the department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, I work on the following methods modules:

Research Methods for Behavioural Science (PB471E), Frontiers in Behavioural Science Methods (PB413E)

My core methodological expertise is in the incentive-compatible experiment design and game-theoretical aspects of applied research.

My first degree was a BSc Philosophy and Economics (LSE), after which I have worked in the private sector before going on to complete an MSc Behavioural Economics and PhD Economics at City, University of London. During this time I have also spent one year on an academic visit to Universitad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). I have also worked as a part of Behavioural Economics and Data Science Unit (BDU)at the Financial Conduct Authority (UK) and with the Office for the National Statistics (UK). More recently, I have conducted market analysis projects for the Hellenic Competitioon Comission (HCC, Greece). I am currently also participating in a major ERC-funded project titled ““Smart Water Futures: Designing the Next Generation of Urban Drinking Water Systems”.


Expertise Details

behavioural economics; experimental economics; external validity; game theory

My research