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Professor Ronald Peeters

BSc, MSc (Radboud University Nijmegen), PhD (Maastricht University)

Ronald PeetersTel: 64 3 479 8731
Email: ronald.peeters@otago.ac.nz
Room 507, 5th Floor, Otago Business School

Ronald joined the University of Otago in October 2017. His research interests are best summarized as “anything that deals with coordination and cooperation (on socially desirable outcomes, including social norms) in dynamic settings of strategic interaction.” His methodological toolkit consists of game theory (dynamic games, evolutionary games), learning models (bounded rationality), social networks, computational economics, laboratory experiments and simulations. One particular topic within this broad area concerns the evolution of socially desirable behaviour within social networks. In addition, he develops mechanisms to elicit and aggregate beliefs and expectations for the purpose of predicting future events.

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Teaching Responsiblities

Preferred areas of research supervision

Ronald is especially interested in supervising research students in the following areas

  • Experimental economics, particularly related to cooperation, ambiguity, altruism and trust
  • Behavioural mechanism design, particularly related to contests to enhance charitable giving and functioning of market mechanisms
  • Game theory, particularly related to strategic learning in social networks