Leonardo Boncinelli

Professor of Economic Policy

Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa 

Università degli Studi di Firenze 





About me

During my training in economics I lived in an open-minded environment promoting critical thinking, where I built an expertise in game theory and its multidisciplinary applications. My research interests have led me to study evolutionary game theory, social dynamics, bounded rationality, behavioral rules, institutions, social norms, prosocial behavior, cognitive foundations of decision-making, experimental methods.

My research

I recently received funding from the Italian Ministry of University and Research (PRIN 2017) as principal investigator of a research project to study which cognitive mode is more likely to foster prosocial behavior. We plan to test the hypothesis that different cognitive modes (i.e., automatic intuition, conscious intuition, deliberation) trigger different social motives (i.e., empathy, social sanctioning, morality) underlying prosociality. 

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