Simona Fabrizi is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at The University of Auckland, Department of Economics, New Zealand. Before moving to the University of Auckland, she was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Massey University (2007-2016) and a Lecturer in Economics at Keele University (2006-2007). She holds a PhD in Economics from TSE and the University of Bologna. Her research has been published in top-field economics journals and also cited favourably in top econ journals such as the American Economic Review, Economic Theory. Findings of her research also caught repeatedly the attention of legal scholars, investor blogs, and New Zealand’s MBIE.
She has supported various research initiatives, centres and networks, including as a
- Co-Founder of the Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Society (APIOS)
- Co-Founder of the Research Network in 'Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE)'
- Director of the Centre for Mathematical Social Sciences at the University of Auckland, and a member of the Centre since 2010.
She is very active in the research community. She presented her research in numerous invited seminars across Europe, US & Australasia and hosted many prominent scholars, who have acted as Guest Lecturers and Keynote Speakers in the many research events she organised over time.
She was a Guest Editor for the 2017 Special Issue `Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation', New Zealand Economic Papers. She acted (2008-2014) as the Editor of the New Economics Paper Reports in RePEc 'Contract Theory and Applications' and coordinated (2011-2014) the economic seminar series at Massey University, Albany campus.
She successfully supervised research students, including a PhD student, and examined several master theses.
Simona's research work and expertise lie in the broad area of applied microeconomic theory.
Within this area she has explored:
(i) the incentives to innovate and the role of information asymmetries, part of a 3-year Marsden Fast Start funded project (start date February 2009, end date June 2012);
(ii) competition and regulation in the telecommunications industry; (iii) prospect theory and reference-dependent preferences and their applications to the widespread business practice of recommending retail prices; (iv) corruption and institutions; and, more recently,
(v) decision theory and voting under ambiguity, theory and experimentation, part of a 3-year Marsden Standard Grant (start date March 2017, end date February 2020).
For more information about Simona's research and achievement, please visit her homepage at https://sites.google.com/view/simonafabrizi/home and her research profiles appearing in SSRN and RePEc, respectively at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=875506 and http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pfa52.htm