I am specialised in behavioural and experimental economics. I hold my PhD in economics from the University of Montpellier (France).
My main research interests are emotions and their impact on decision-making procedure. More precisely, my research addresses the question of how envy affects individuals’ decisions and what are the determinants modulating envy? To fulfil my purpose I refer to Philosophy and Psychology. On the one hand, Philosophy helps me in identifying the ingredients required for arising envy and the elements disentangling envy from other emotions (e.g. longing, resentment, aversion to inequity…).
On the other hand, Psychology allows me to sketch the affective elements included in any envious episode in order to design a device likely to capture subjects’ envious reactions. I then refer to experimental methods by implementing a controlled environment in which all conditions required to generate envy are gathered.
Thanks to experimental methods I can observe subjects’ decisions and connect the latter with subjects’ emotions and more precisely with subjects’ envy. My research is motivated by the search for more realistic empirical and theoretical foundations of economic decision-making, using mainly experimental methods but also referring to psychological theories as required.
Before starting a PhD, I was employed as a research assistant and as an experimental engineer for the LAMETA (September 2005 - October 2006). During that period I participated to a European funded project (DITTY) whose works are published by Springer. Since the 1st December 2010, I joined the Burgundy School of Business and the LESSAC team as a postdoctoral research fellow.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in my research or if you just want to share free-thoughts about emotions and decision-making.