Maria Bigoni

Research Fellow

University of Bologna

Maria Bigoni is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna.

She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics, Markets and Institutions from the IMT in Lucca in 2008. She was a visiting student at the Stockholm School of Economics (2006 and 2007), and a visiting scholar at Tilburg University (2008) and Purdue University (2011).

She has published in international journals such as Econometrica, PNAS, the RAND Journal of Economics, and Games and Economic Behavior. Her main research interest is experimental economics, applied to the study of cooperation in repeated social dilemmas, industrial organization and learning. Her most recent line of research focuses on the effects of economic inequality of cooperation.

Maria joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2017.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7125
revised version published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2013, 81, 192-214
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5844
revised version published as 'Cooperation or Competition? A Field Experiment on Non-Monetary Learning Incentives' in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2015, 15 (4), 1753-1792 - DOI: