Andrea Amelio

University of Bonn ·

I am a PhD student in Economics at the University of Bonn and a YEP member of the ECONtribute Excellence Cluster.

In my research, I use experimental methods to investigate different topics in Behavioral Economics. More specifically, I am interested in how different features of cognition impact economic decision-making, especially through the mediation of beliefs.


Motivated Memory in Economics - A Review

Games, Special Issue on Economics of Motivated Beliefs, February 2023
(joint with F. Zimmermann)


Social Learning, Behavioral Biases and Group Outcomes

I study how social learning can amplify or reduce errors in economic reasoning induced by well-known behavioral biases.

Cognitive Uncertainty and Overconfidence

I study how awareness of one's own imprecision is related to overconfidence.

Can Information Be Too Much? Information Source Selection and Beliefs

I study how the number of available information sources impact agents' ability to (i) select reliable sources and (ii) use their content effectively to update their beliefs.

Contigent Belief Updating

(joint with C. Aina, K. Brütt)
We study the effect of contingent thinking on belief updating.