Dr Matteo M Galizzi

Dr Matteo M Galizzi

Associate Professor of Behavioural Science; Co-Director of Executive MSc in Behavioural Science

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Behavioural economics, Experimental economics, Health economics

About me

Matteo M Galizzi is Associate Professor of Behavioural Science, Co-Director of the LSE Executive MSc in Behavioural Science, and Co-Director of the LSE Behavioural Lab. He is affiliated to the LSE Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS), and he is in the Steering Groups of the LSE Global Health Initiative and of the LSE Behavioural Science Hub.

Matteo is a behavioural and experimental economist working on randomised controlled trials and behavioural experiments in health and public policy. Graduated from University of Pavia (Italy), he holds a MSc in Econometrics (with Distinction) and a PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK). He has taken research and teaching positions at the universities of Pavia, York, Varese, Autonoma Barcelona, Brescia, Queen Mary London, Durham, and Paris School of Economics.

Matteo’s core methodological expertise is in longitudinal experiments and behavioural data linking, i.e. the linkage of behavioural economics experiments to panel surveys, administrative records, biomarkers banks, mobile and wearable devices, online panels, and other smart data sources. He is particularly interested in: i) exploring the heterogenous effects, behavioural spillover effects, and sustained effects of nudges and other behavioural interventions, especially in health; ii) systematically and transparently reproducing and evaluating the comparative effects of different behavioural interventions in health, and iii) bringing behavioural economics insights and tools to the real world to improve health at a population level and to enhance policy responses to global health challenges.

He has published in many peer-reviewed scientific journals in economics, psychology, medicine, general science, public policy, management, judgment and decision making, law, philosophy and cognitive sciences.

Together with the LSE Behavioural Lab team and with collaborators at the University of Trento and the Technical University of Munich, he is leading projects on the behavioural aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related policy responses within the pan-European PERISCOPE consortium (Pan-European Response to the ImpactS of COVID-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. He has also led several major behavioural data linking projects, including an ESRC-funded project linking experimental, survey, administrative and biomarkers data for a representative sample in the UK population within Understanding Society, the world-largest household panel.

At the LSE Matteo teaches Research Methods for Behavioural Science (PB471E), Frontiers in Behavioural Science Methods (PB413E) and Dissertation Workshops (PB451E) at the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science; and Experimental Design and Methods for the Behavioural Science (PB413) and Behavioural Science for Health and Pandemic Responses (PB452) at the MSc in Behavioural Science, courses for which he has received several teaching excellence awards over the years.

Matteo serves as the LSE local lead of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN). He is the co-founder and coordinator of the Behavioural Experiments in Health Network (BEH-net), of the Data Linking Initiative in Behavioural Science (DLIBS), of the international workshop on the External Validity, Generalizability, and Replicability of Economic Experiments held annually at the Barcelona School of Economics Summer Forum, and of the joint Johns Hopkins University-LSE special online conference on Experimental Insights from Behavioural Economics on COVID-19. He is the Editor of the New Voices section of the Behavioural Public Policy journal, and an Associated Editor of the Health Behaviours section of the Frontiers in Behavioural Economics journal.

Besides regularly supervising dissertations for the Executive and full-time MSc in Behavioural Science, he is currently supervising or co-supervising several post-doctoral researchers and PhD candidates at the LSE:

  • Ploutarchos Kourtidis (post-doctoral researcher at PBS, co-supervised with Dr Barbara Fasolo) working on the Pan-European PERISCOPE Projects on the Behavioural Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Policy Response.
  • Sanchayan Banerjee (PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Geography and Environment, co-supervised with Professors Susana Mourato and Peter John) working on Theory and Experimental Evidence of Nudge Plus Behavioural Interventions - incoming Assistant Professor at VU Amsterdam.
  • Julia Buzan (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington) working on Decision-Making in Socioecologies of Adversity.
  • Adam Davidson (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Dr Dario Krpan) working on Mechanisms Driving Experiences of Fun.
  • Virginia Fedrigo (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Dr Jet Sanders) working on Temporal Fluctuations in Personality and Cognitive Traits - lab manager of the LSE Behavioural Lab.
  • Philipp Friemann (PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Health Policy, co-supervised with Professor Martin Knapp) working on Development and Evaluation of a Digital Peer Support Intervention for Unpaid Carers
  • Benno Guenther (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Dr Jet Sanders) working on Risk-Taking in High Stakes Contexts
  • Juliet Hodges (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Professor Paul Dolan) working on Doctors-Patients Shared Decision-Making
  • Andriy Ivchenko (PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Social Policy, co-supervised with Dr Adam Oliver) working on Antecedents and Moderators of Online Privacy Disclosure Behaviour
  • Veronika Luptakova (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Professor Alex Voorhoeve) working on Inconsistency in Moral Judgements
  • Daniele Pollicino (PhD candidate at PBS, co-supervised with Dr Ganga Shreedhar) working on Nudging Sustainable Food Consumption

Expertise Details

Behavioural economics; Experimental economics; Health economics; Behavioural experiments in health; Behavioural economics and policy for pandemics; Behavioural spillovers; Behavioural data linking; Transparency; External validity; Generalisability