Department Director
Alessandro INNOCENTI

Alessandro Innocenti is a full professor of economic policy at the University of Siena. He is coordinator of the Laboratory of Experimental Economics (LabSi) and of the Laboratory of Virtual Reality and Economic Behavior (LAVREB), and associate researcher at The Research Laboratory for Behavioral Finance (BEFINLAB). His research interests originated in the history of game theory and experimental economics. After a Ph.D. thesis on the introduction of game theory into economics, he studied how the evolution of game theory contributed to the emergence of laboratory methods in economics. Progressively, he became interested in conducting laboratory experiments on economic decision-making. This new focus led him to test the robustness of drift equilibrium, the impact of gender differences on trust and reciprocity and the processes of information collection and processing. He also studied the organisation of local production systems and the mechanisms of information decentralisation in networks of firms. More recently, his research has come to address how cognitive sciences can contribute to the understanding and prediction of economic behaviour. His most recent research projects focus on the role of cognitive biases in information processing and risk perception.