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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7445
Andrew Lilley, Robert Slonim
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 114, 58-74
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6927
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 107 (A), 86-106
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6865
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 90, 43-70
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6475
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 39, 55-67
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5488
Blair L. Cleave, Nikos Nikiforakis, Robert Slonim
published in: Experimental Economics, 2013, 16 (3) 372-382
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4567
published in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2012, 4 (1), 186-223 as "Will There be Blood? Incentives and Displacement Effects in Pro-Social Behavior"
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