Applied Economic Theorist

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Best new lecturer

(The Economics Network, 2019)


PhD in Economics

awarded by the University of Leicester, UK in 2016

supervised by Martin Kaae Jensen and Chris Wallace

examined by Alessandro Pavan and Fabrizio Adriani

I am interested in Information Acquisition, Industrial Organization and Behavioural Economics. My research uses Game Theory and Laboratory Experiments. 



"A Representation Theorem for Guilt Aversion" (with Martin Kaae Jensen) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 125 (2016): 148-161. 

"Public Good Provision Mechanisms and Reciprocity"(with Antonio Nicolo) - forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 

Work in Progress

Characterising Mixed Strategy in a Market Game (with Ralph Bailey & Indrajit Ray)

 Industrial Espionage under a Time Constraint (with  Martin Kaae Jensen and Chris Wallace)

Fake News & Election Outcomes (with Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez and Luisanna Onnis)

Are Music Consumers Killing the Market? Demand for Music and Property Rights (with Maria Escriva, Enrique Fatas and Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez)


Lecturer at Aston University


Behavioural Economics (BSc)

Mathematics for Economics (BSc)


Business, Government and Society (BSc)

Economic Environment of Business (MSc)

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Manchester

Business Economics II (BSc)

Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield

Microeconomics (MSc)

Intermediate Microeconomics (BSc)

Quantitative Economics (BSc)

Economic Theory and Applications (BSc)

GTA at the University of Birmingham

Advanced Microeconomics (PhD)

Game Theory (MSc)

Microeconomics (BSc)


Can’t Buy Me Love? The Economics of Gift Giving

The Conversation 17/05/2016

In an article read by 5000 people I explain what determines the size of a wedding gift from Economics standpoint. The discussion is linked to my JEBO publication, which is referenced in the text. 

Are People Rational? The Importance of Behavioural Economics

The Economic Review 11/2016

I disseminate research results among younger audiences by writing for an A level magazine, subscribed to by many schools and colleges across the UK.

Wedding Gift Economics

BBC Radio 4 More or Less: Behind the Stats 19/08/2016

Based on the article in The Convesation I was invited to give a talk at the BBC Radio 4.

Community Spirit

European Researcher's Night 29/09/2017

I played the public good provision game with local families at the Researcher's Night - an event which happened simultaneously across 300 cities in Europe. The version of the game we played was based on my own research on social dilemmas.


Maria Kozlovskaya

Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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