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Ahmed Skali

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Economics & Management at the University of Groningen.

I am also a fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN).

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Publications

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Behavioural Cliometrics

with B Torgler

In: S.H. Chuah, R. Hoffmann and A. Neelim (Eds.),

Edward Elgar Encyclopedia of Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2024

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Perverse Social Norms

with B Torgler and E Yoeli

In: S.H. Chuah, R. Hoffmann and A. Neelim (Eds.),

Edward Elgar Encyclopedia of Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2024

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Patience Predicts Attitudes towards Vaccination and Uptake of Vaccines

with HF Chan, S Rizio, and B Torgler

Social Psychological and Personality Science, forthcoming

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Social and moral psychology of COVID-19 across 69 countries

with F Azevedo et al

Scientific Data, 2023

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National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic

with J Van Bavel et al

Nature Communications, 2022

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Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning

with T Pavlovic et al

PNAS Nexus, 2022

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Child Labour and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from India

with S Feeny, A Jyotishi, S Nath, A Posso, and PK Viswanathan

Health Economics, 2021

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Trust in Government in Times of Crisis: A Quasi-Experiment During the Two World Wars

with D Stadelmann and B Torgler

Journal of Comparative Economics, 2021

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Media: National Affairs

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Can Psychological Traits Explain Mobility Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

with HF Chan, J Moon, D Savage, B Torgler, and S Whyte

Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2021

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Media: The Age Brisbane Times SciMex National Tribune Mirage News EurekAlert! Medical Xpress

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Masculinity Cues, Perceptions of Politician Attributes, and Political Behaviour

with HF Chan, D Stadelmann, B Torgler, and S Whyte

Economics & Politics, 2021

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Early COVID-19 Government Communication is Associated with Reduced Interest in the QAnon Conspiracy Theory

with HF Chan, S Rizio and B Torgler

Frontiers in Psychology, 2021

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Media: CDC Health Communications Science Digest Pascal International Exchange

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The Additionality of R&D Tax Policy: Quasi-Experimental Evidence

with J Holt and R Thomson

Technovation, 2021

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Media: AusTaxPolicy Blog The Conversation Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council

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How Does Globalization Affect COVID-19 Responses?

with S Bickley, HF Chan, D Stadelmann, and B Torgler

Globalization & Health, 2021

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Media: PRS Group

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The Detective Mindset: Forensic Approaches to Detecting Behaviour

In: J. Blijlevens, M. Elkins, and A. Neelim (Eds.)

Behavioural Business: The Psychology of Decisions in Economy, Business and Policy Contexts.

Singapore: Springer Nature, 2021

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How Often Do Dictators Have Positive Economic Effects? Global Evidence, 1858-2010

with S Rizio

The Leadership Quarterly, 2020

2020 winner, The Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award

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The Ethics of Student Participation in Economic Research: Arguments and Evidence

with R Hoffmann, J Blijlevens, SH Chuah, A Neelim, and J. Laban

Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Economics, 2020

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Risk Attitudes and Human Mobility during the COVID-19 Pandemic

with HF Chan, D Savage, D Stadelmann, and B Torgler

Scientific Reports, 2020

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How Confidence in Healthcare Systems affects Mobility and Compliance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

with F Chan, M Brumpton, A Macintyre, J Arapoc, D Savage, D Stadelmann, and B Torgler

PLOS One, 2020

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Foreign Aid and Development Goals: Revisiting the Evidence

with SA Churchill and E Munyanyi

In: S. Awaworyi Churchill (Ed.),

Moving from the Millennium to the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons and Recommendations.

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

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Moralizing Gods and Armed Conflict

Journal of Economic Psychology, 2017

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Does Democracy Drive Income in the World, 1500-2000?

with J Madsen and P Raschky

European Economic Review, 2015

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Working Papers

Protestantism and Effort Expenditure on the Battlefield: Soldier-Level Evidence from World War II

with Tony Beatton and Benno Torgler

Required reading for EC1450 Religion and Political Economy (Robert Barro and Rachel McCleary, Harvard)

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Not all about the Money: Service Quality Information Improves Consumer Decision-Making

with Janneke Blijlevens, Swee Hoon Chuah, Ananta Neelim, and Johanna Prasch

R&R Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

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Violent Conflict and Parochial Trust: Lab-in-the-Field and Survey Evidence

with Katharina Werner

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How Large is the Beauty Premium in Politics?

with Steve Bickley, Ho Fai Chan, David Stadelmann, Benno Torgler, and Steve Whyte

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Political Entrenchment and GDP Misreporting

with Ho Fai Chan, Bruno Frey and Benno Torgler

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Wealth Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from the World Inequality Database

with Rachel Steenbrink

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Transportation infrastructure and child mortality: Sub-national evidence for 22 developing countries

with Robin Boot

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A Global Dataset of Human Mobility

with Ho Fai Chan and Benno Torgler

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Teaching

University of Groningen

Globalization Debates (MSc)

Growth and Development Economics (Bachelor)

Sustainability and Globalization (Bachelor)

International Economics (Bachelor)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Econometric Techniques (MSc)

Behavioural Business (Bachelor)

Prices and Markets (Bachelor)

Monash University

Managerial Economics

Public Finance

Economics of International Trade

Consumer Economics

Australian Catholic University

Microeconomics I

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Media & Policy

Blog

Online teaching: some silver linings, and where to go from here?

Some thoughts on online teaching in the University of Groningen Faculty of Economics and Business Lecturer's Blog

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The Additionality of R&D Tax Policy: Evidence from Australia

A write-up of our paper with Jared Holt and Russell Thomson on the effectiveness of R&D tax credits, for the AusTaxPolicy blog.

Podcast

The Pod Delusion

I've had a pleasure to chat with James O'Malley about our paper with Stephanie Rizio on dictators and the economy.

Radio Interview

ABC Radio National: 'Strongman' dictators not the best for economy.

A conversation with Patricia Karvelas about our paper with Stephanie Rizio on dictators and the economy

Media Comment

Humans Built Complex Societies Before They Invented Moral Gods

I spoke to Gizmodo about Whitehouse et al's (2019) paper in Nature.

Note: There has been much debate about this article since the data became available. See here for example.

Op-Ed

English-Speaking Conservatives: Le Pen is Not One of Yours

Lionel Page and have an op-ed debunking the notion that Le Pen was anything like a small Liberal, which several commentators in the Anglosphere are pushing. Catallaxy Files, May 2017.

Policy Report

Summary of our research with the Consumer Policy Research Centre on service quality in the energy market

This research has been cited by the Australian Energy Regulator and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Policy Report

The Additionality of R&D Tax Policy in Australia

A policy report for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government.

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