Biography

Stefania is a Lecturer in Economics and a member of the Centre for Behavioural and Social Science (CBESS). She completed her PhD in 2011 at the University of East Anglia. She holds an MSc in economic from the same university and a BSc in Economics from the University of Cagliari (Italy). She is a behavioural economist with an interest in methodology. She has worked on  the role  of complexity in markets and individual decision making and in particular how complexity affects the quality of decisions. At the moment she is working on several experimental projects that aim at understanding how salience affects coordination in matching games with payoff asymmetry and how imposing a structure on large sets of options affects the quality of decisions. She has organised a conference on ‘The Conceptual Structure of Mathematical Economics’. She teaches Philosophy of Social Sciences, Introductory Microeconomics and Behavioural Economics Risk and Strategic Thinking. 

 

 

 

All Publications

Xue, L., Sitzia, S., Turocy, T. L.

(2017)

Mathematics self-confidence and the "prepayment effect" in riskless choices,

in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

135

pp. 239–250

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Moffatt, P. G., Sitzia, S., Zizzo, D. J.

(2015)

Heterogeneity in Preferences towards Complexity,

in Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

51

(2)

pp. 147-170

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Sitzia, S., Zheng, J., Zizzo, D.

(2015)

Inattentive Consumers in Markets for Services,

in Theory and Decision

79

(2)

pp. 307-332

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Moffatt, P., Sitzia, S., Zizzo, D.

(2014)

Heterogeneity in Preferences Towards Complexity,

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Sitzia, S., Zizzo, D.

(2012)

Price lower and then higher or price higher and then lower?,

in Journal of Economic Psychology

33

(6)

pp. 1084-1099

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Sitzia, S., Zizzo, D.

(2011)

Does Product Complexity Matter for Competition in Experimental Retail Markets?,

in Theory and Decision

70

(1)

pp. 65-82

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Sugden, R., Sitzia, S.

(2011)

Implementing theoretical models in the laboratory, and what this can and cannot achieve,

in Journal of Economic Methodology

18

pp. 323-343

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Key Research Interests

Stefania has published several papers on the role of complexity (i.e. measured by the number of good,t ariffs or lottery outcomes) in markets for goods and services and in shaping preferences. She has also published a methodological paper on what implementing theoretical models in the laboratory can achieve. At the moment she is exploring how complexity can affect the quality of choices and whether imposing some order while keeping complexity constant, can offset these negative effects. She is also working on several projects that aim at understanding the reasons that lead payoff asymmetry to reduce the effectivness of focal points as coordination devices.