Professor Nisvan Erkal from the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, has been appointed to the 2024 ARC College of Experts.
This role recognises Professor Erkal for her work as an applied microeconomist in the areas of experimental economics and industrial organisation focusing on how institutions shape human behaviour and decision making.
Using theoretical models and economics experiments, her research focuses on biased processing of information in the context of gender discrimination, and optimal design of innovation policy. Professor Erkal is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and has played a leading role in establishing the experimental economics laboratory at FBE.
She has collaborated internationally with researchers and organisations across sectors and on topics including innovation, merger analysis, gender biases, charitable giving, and corruption. Her research has been published in journals across disciplines including Science, American Economic Review, Leadership Quarterly, and RAND Journal of Economics, and has been covered by various media outlets around the world including the BBC, New York Times, NPR, and Wall Street Journal.
The Faculty of Business and Economics congratulates Professor Erkal for this recognition of her achievements in Economics and beyond, and look forward to seeing her make an impact through her role in the College.