Moumita Deb

Postdoctoral Researcher
Alfred Weber Institute for Economics - University of Heidelberg

Hi there!

My research uses tools provided by behavioural economics to study questions related to information acquisition and how this impacts their voting behaviour or other decision-making. A common theme that runs through my current and future research topics is about exploring the conditions under which individuals decide to free-ride informationally or otherwise, on others. More generally, I build models, derive theoretical predictions, and conduct lab/online experiments to test them, all in the pursuit of advancing our understanding of the ways in which individuals choose to inform themselves and further act on the acquired information in various strategic/collective settings.

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