Michael Vlassopoulos is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Southampton. He obtained his PhD in economics in 2007 from the University of British Columbia, in Canada. His research area is applied microeconomics with particular interest in behavioral, labor, development, and public economics. Recent work has focused on the sources and implications of prosocial behaviour with applications in workplace productivity, charitable giving, corporate philanthropy and crowdfunding.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.