Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in Economics, and obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Essex.

Director of the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) at UEA.

Research Grants:

  • Principal Investigator on British Academy Small Research Grant, "Cooperative Bargaining Situations" (with Maria Montero, University of Nottingham). The project began April 2014 and ran for 18 months.
  • Principal Investigator on Leverhulme Trust Research Grant, "Understanding Unstructured Bargaining Situations". The project ran until March 2013.
  • I was Principal Investigator and my colleague Bob Sugden was Co-Investigator on the ESRC sponsored research project, "Understanding Focal Points in Bargaining Situations", (grant RES-000-22-3322). This project ran until October 2010.
  • British Academy Small Research Grant for the project "Focality and Complexity in Bargaining Situations". This project ended March 2012.


Web site:
My personal home page, with downloadable publications and working papers, is available here:
http://sites.google.com/site/aupoulnew/ 

External activities:
I have refereed for American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The Economic Journal, The Cambridge Journal of Economics and The Southern Economic Journal.
I am a member of the Royal Economic Society and the Game Theory Society.
I am a member of the ESRC Peer Review College, and have reviewed grants for ESRC and NSF.
I am an external examiner for Warwick Business School.
 

All Publications

Luhan, W., Poulsen, A., Roos, M.

(2017)

Real-time tacit bargaining, payoff focality, and coordination complexity: Experimental evidence,

in Games and Economic Behavior

102

pp. 687–699

Full Text UEA Repository

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(Published)


Bett, Z., Poulsen, A., Poulsen, O.

(2016)

The focality of dominated compromises in tacit coordination situations: Experimental evidence,

in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

60

pp. 29-34

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(Published)


Isoni, A., Poulsen, A., Sugden, R., Tsutsui, K.

(2014)

Efficiency, equality and labelling: an experimental investigation of focal points in explicit bargaining,

in American Economic Review

104

(10)

pp. 3256-3287

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Isoni, A., Poulsen, A., Sugden, R., Tsutsui, K.

(2013)

Focal points in tacit bargaining problems: Experimental evidence,

in European Economic Review

59

pp. 167-188

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Datta Gupta, N., Poulsen, A., Villeval, M. C.

(2013)

Gender Matching and Competitiveness: Experimental Evidence,

in Economic Inquiry

51

(1)

pp. 816-835

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Poulsen, A., Poulsen, O.

(2010)

Prisoner's Dilemma Payoffs and the Evolution of Co-operative Preferences,

in Journal of Socio-Economics

39

(2)

pp. 158-162

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Poulsen, A., Roos, M.

(2010)

'Do People Make Strategic Commitments? Experimental Evidence on Strategic Information Avoidance',

in Experimental Economics

13

(2)

pp. 206-225

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Poulsen, A.

(2009)

Cooperation: experimental evidence,

in Handbook of Social Capital.

Edward Elgar

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Poulsen, A., Eriksson, T., Villeval, M. C.

(2009)

Feedback and Incentives: Experimental Evidence,

in Labour Economics

16

(6)

pp. 679-688

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Poulsen, A., Neugebauer, T., Schram, A.

(2008)

Fairness and Reciprocity in the Hawk-Dove Game,

in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

66

(2)

pp. 243-250

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Poulsen, A., Poulsen, O.

(2008)

A note on commitment when there are errors in communication,

in Economics Bulletin

3

(74)

pp. 1-8

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(Published)


Poulsen, A., Tan, J.

(2007)

Information Acquisition in the Ultimatum Game - Experimental Evidence,

in Experimental Economics

10

(4)

pp. 391-409

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Poulsen, A.

(2007)

Information and Endogenous First Mover Advantages in the Ultimatum Game,

in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

64

(1)

pp. 129-143

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Poulsen, O., Poulsen, A.

(2006)

Endogenous Preferences and Social Dilemma Institutions,

in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE

162

(4)

pp. 627-660

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Poulsen, A., Tinggaard Svendsen, G.

(2005)

Social Capital and Endogenous Preferences,

in Public Choice

123

(2)

pp. 171-196

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Poulsen, A.

(2004)

On efficiency, tie-breaking rules and role allocation procedures in evolutionary bargaining,

in Mathematical Social Sciences

47

(2)

pp. 233-243

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Poulsen, A.

(2003)

On the evolutionary stability of 'tough' bargaining behaviour,

in International Journal of Game Theory

5

(1)

pp. 63-73

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My general research interests are game theory, experimental economics and behavioural economics. I use game-theoretic and experimental research methods to analyze bargaining and co-ordination situations, strategic moves, focal points, and monetary reward systems and incentives.  See my personal web page for more details.
 

PhD Supervision

I am happy to supervise students on novel and interesting topics within experimental and behavioural economics, and within economic theory. Feel free to get in touch with me.

Teaching Interests

 I currently lecture on Behavioural and Experimental Economics II, and on Behavioural Economics.

Key Responsibilities

I am Director of CBESS, and deputy member of the Faculty's Internal Peer Review Panel.