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CARBS Behavioural Research Group

To create a space (seminars, workshops, etc.) for interdisciplinary research focused on the design, application, and analysis of the experimental research methods for tackling societal problems.

The group will unite colleagues and postgraduate students from diverse subjects to foster interdisciplinary funding applications, research projects, and developmental opportunities.

The heart of the group’s mission is the core value of creating a positive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary business and economics research. Centring around the methodology of experimental design, utilised across multiple business and economics disciplines, the group will first create a structure in which academics and postgraduate students can learn, upskill and discuss the latest developments in experimental designs.

Second, the group will build a critical mass where colleagues produce interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary funding bids and research projects.

Aims

  • cooperative applications to interdisciplinary grants and research consortia
  • organisation of international workshops and conferences
  • organise regular scientific seminars and short visiting periods for leading international scholars (journals’ editors)
  • public value events to disseminate behavioural insights to the community of policymakers, NGOs, businesses
  • ad-hoc mentoring program for students interested in behavioural research

We will create a fortnightly research group where members can:

  • present current projects
  • seek/provide feedback, and foster collaboration
  • discuss influential papers in high quality journals that use experimental research methodologies and identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • organise brainstorming sessions that would foster collaborations for tackling a particular identified societal problem and develop funding bid applications

We plan to collaborate with policymakers and business representatives to tackle their most pressing challenges through behavioural science.

The group has members that have been engaged in such research activities in the past. For example:

  • in collaboration with the Armenian Government and the United Nations interventions have been designed to increase the cervical cancer screening participation rate in Armenia
  • in collaboration with Tax Authorities in China interventions have been designed to increase tax compliance
  • in collaboration with the United Nations interventions have been designed to curb the demand for single-use plastic bags in supermarkets
  • in cooperation with local authorities in the Czech Republic, labour market outcomes generated by Rapid Re-Housing programs (homelessness reduction) have been assessed through RCT

Selected publications

The group is already actively engaged with Spark and Y-Lab in developing research proposals such as the qualitative evaluation of the UBI pilot in Wales and the expansion of the Spark Behavioural Lab (“lab-in-the-field” facility).

Co-ordinator

Dr Tommaso Reggiani

Dr Tommaso Reggiani

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Email
reggianit@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 29208 70724

Academic staff

Dr Olaya Moldes Andres

Dr Olaya Moldes Andres

Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy

Email
moldeso@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)2920879361
Professor Kate L. Daunt (née Reynolds)

Professor Kate L. Daunt (née Reynolds)

Professor of Marketing
Co-Director of the Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute

Email
dauntk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 29 2087 6794
Dr Anna Kaleka

Dr Anna Kaleka

Reader in Marketing and Strategy

Email
kalekaa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6859
Professor Gordon Foxall

Professor Gordon Foxall

Distinguished Research Professor

Email
foxall@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 29 2087 4275
Dr Prabirendra Chatterjee

Dr Prabirendra Chatterjee

Lecturer in Marketing

Email
chatterjeep@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0835
Dr Andy Ng

Dr Andy Ng

Lecturer in Marketing

Email
nga4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0204
Mengjie Wang

Mengjie Wang

Email
wangm78@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 8841
Dr Iain Long

Dr Iain Long

Senior Lecturer in Economics, Director of Undergraduate Economics Programmes

Email
longiw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
029 2087 6764
Professor Indrajit Ray

Professor Indrajit Ray

Professor of Economics

Email
rayi1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4960
Dr Serena Trucchi

Dr Serena Trucchi

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Email
trucchis@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Catherine Farrell

Dr Catherine Farrell

Reader in Public Management

Email
farrellcm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4197
Dr Harsh Kumar Jha

Dr Harsh Kumar Jha

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

Email
jhah@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5721
Dr Helen Mussell

Dr Helen Mussell

Lecturer in Organizational Studies
Director of Online Learning

Email
mussellh@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 8841
Professor Marco Hauptmeier

Professor Marco Hauptmeier

Professor of International Human Resource Management

Email
hauptmeierm@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor Tom Entwistle

Professor Tom Entwistle

Professor of Public Policy and Management

Email
entwistlet@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5503
Dr Thomas Prosser

Dr Thomas Prosser

Reader in European Social Policy

Welsh speaking
Email
prossertj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6796
Dr Jac Larner

Dr Jac Larner

Lecturer in Politics

Email
larnerjm@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor Yingli Wang

Professor Yingli Wang

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management, Deputy Head of Section - Research, Impact and Innovation

Email
wangy14@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5066
Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Professor Aris A. Syntetos

Distinguished Research Professor, DSV Chair

Email
syntetosa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6572
Professor Qingwei Wang

Professor Qingwei Wang

Professor of Finance

Email
wangq30@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5514
Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment, Deputy Head of Section for Research, Impact and Innovation

Email
eshraghia@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0880
Professor Luigi M. De Luca

Professor Luigi M. De Luca

Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies, Professor of Marketing and Innovation

Email
delucal@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 29 2087 6886