Robert Slonim is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Slonim completed his undergraduate and MBA studies at U. C. Berkeley and received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1995. He was a postdoctural student the University of Pittsburgh from 1996 to 1998 and then joined the Department of Economics at Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor. After being promoted to Associate Professor, Slonim moved to the University of Sydney in 2008 as a chaired professor.
Slonim has published papers in leading journals on a wide range of topics primarily using experimental economics methodology. He has studied the effects of learning in games, endogenous determinants of preferences and conducted an evaluation of an educational natural experiment on economic decision making. He has more recently studied the determinants of blood donations using a broad range of behavioural economic theories in combination with laboratory and field experiments.
Slonim has been awarded over a dozen competitive grants including two National Science Foundation grants for his research. He recently received a five year Australian Research Council discovery grant for his investigation of determinants of prosocial behaviour in the context of blood donations.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2011.