Marco Fongoni

Dr

  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I'm an applied theorist with research interests at the intersection of

1) behavioural economics,

2) the microeconomics of the employment relationship, and

3) the macroeconomic theory of wages and unemployment.

My research agenda currently evolves around the themes of workers’ morale and effort provision, fairness, reciprocity, pay inequality, wage setting, wage dynamics, unemployment and labour market fluctuations.

I pursue my research through theory and mathematical modelling. In my most recent projects I also employ experimental (laboratory) and quantitative (calibration and simulation) methods.

Academic / Professional qualifications

B.A. Economics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, 2009-2012

M.Sc. Applied Economics, University of Strathclyde (Best Overall Performance), 2012/2013

Ph.D. Economics, University of Strathclyde, 2013-2017

Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde since August 2018. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in November 2017. During the 2017/2018 academic year I held a Teaching Associate position at the University of Strathclyde with Lecturer/Coordinator responsibilities for two advanced macroeconomic classes taught to honours and M.Sc. students.

CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxzvZ_oQrr7rLXljVHNna20zaDg/view 

Research Interests

I'm an applied theorist with research interests at the intersection of behavioural economics, the microeconomics of the employment relationship, and the macroeconomic theory of wages and unemployment.

My research agenda currently evolves around the themes of workers’ morale and effort provision, fairness, reciprocity, pay inequality, wage setting, wage dynamics, unemployment and labour market fluctuations.

My approach consists in drawing from psychology and sociology to gain a deeper understanding of the economic and behavioural principles underlying the labour contract, to inform the modelling of workers’ and firms’ decisions, and to analyse their macroeconomic implications for the cyclical behaviour of wages and unemployment.

I pursue my research through theory and mathematical modelling. In my most recent projects I also employ experimental (laboratory) and quantitative (calibration and simulation) methods.

I am also generally open and curious towards multidisciplinary approaches to other fields of economics, especially when these engage with novel insights from psychology and sociology

Expertise & Capabilities

I have expertise in:

1) Macroeconomic Theory;

2) Behavioural Economics (theory and experiments);

mainly within the areas of:

3) Labour Markets, Wages and Unemployment.

4) Reference-dependent preferences, Loss aversion, Reciprocity.

I am happy to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University Of Strathclyde

Sep 2012Sep 2013

Award Date: 15 Nov 2013

Bachelor of Economics, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Sep 2009Oct 2012

Award Date: 15 Oct 2012

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

Oct 2013 → …

External positions

Intern, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD

Feb 2016 → …