Dr. Stefania Innocenti

Affiliated Researcher

Stefania earned a Bachelor in Development Economics (summa cum laude) and a Master in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Florence in Italy. From 2009 to 2010, she worked as a research assistant at the European University Institute and at the University of Florence. She next moved to Geneva to work for the UN International Labour Office and then to Rome as a consultant at the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance. 

In the course of her Ph.D studies, Stefania was a tutor of a Master level course on "Intellectual Property Rights in Network Societies''. She lectured on behavioural economics and experimental methods in the Master's programme in Public Policy and Human Development and she also supervised eleven bachelor thesis students on a wide variety of topics. From October 2016 to August 2017 she was a Junior Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. 

Currently, Stefania holds a stipendiary lecturer position in economics at St. Peter's College in Oxford and a Research Associate position in behaviour, finance and social statistics at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.  

Her research focuses on the evolution of institutions, biases in decision making, behavioural economics, microeconomics. 


Selected publications by Stefania Innocenti

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Innocenti, Stefania, G.L. Clark, S. McGill & J. Cuñado, 2019, The effect of past health events on intentions to purchase insurance: Evidence from 11 countries, Journal of Economic Psychology, 74(102204): 1-21, DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2019.102204, More information
Innocenti, Stefania & Robin Cowan, 2019, Self-efficacy beliefs and Imitation: a two armed bandit experiment, European Economic Review, 113: 156-172, DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.12.009, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Innocenti, Stefania & Robin Cowan, 2016, Mimetic behaviour and institutional persistence: A two-armed bandit experiment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-028

Innocenti, Stefania, 2018, On Institutional persistence, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information