MUNRO, Alistair

Position Professor
Degree D.Phil, University of Oxford
Specialty Microeconomics (Behavioural public economics, environmental economics and experimental economics)
Current Research Interests (1) Experiments on intra-household allocation,
(2) Ageing and the environment,
(3) Environmental policy in developing economies
  • Professional Career

1984 College Lecturer, St. John's College, University of Oxford

1985 Lecturer, University of Stirling, Scotland

1990 D. Phil, University of Oxford

1991 Lecturer, University of East Anglia

1998 Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia

2000 Reader, University of East Anglia

2005 Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

2008- Professor, GRIPS


  • Selected Publications:
    2024 (with D'Exelle, B. and A. Verschoor) Agricultural investment behaviour and contingency: Experimental evidence from Uganda, World Development.
    2023 (with Vu, Trang Thu) The Link between Vulnerability to Poverty and Depression: Evidence from Vietnam, The Journal of Development Studies.
    2023 (with Trinh, Tra Thi) Integrating a choice experiment into an agent-based model to simulate climate-change induced migration: The case of the Mekong River Delta, Journal of Choice Modelling.
    2020 (with F. Masekesa)., Intra-household Inequality and Productivity. Evidence from A Real Effort Experiment in Rural Uganda World Development.
    2019 (with Kebede, B., Tarazona-Gomez, M. and Verschoor, A)., The Lion’s Share: An Experimental Analysis of Polygamy in Northern Nigeria. Economic Development and Cultural Change.
    2011 (with C. Jackson, V. Iversen, B. Kebede, A. Verschoor) Do Spouses Realise Cooperative Gains? Experimental Evidence from Rural Uganda, World Development.
    2005 An experiment on risky choice amongst households, (with I. Bateman), Economic Journal .
    2005 Is there loss aversion in buying? An adversarial collaboration (with I Bateman, D Kahneman, C Starmer, R Sugden) Journal of Public Economics.
    2004 Preference reversal: an experimental investigation of economic and psychological hypotheses (with R. Cubitt and C. Starmer) Economic Journal.
    2003 On the theory of reference-dependent preferences, (with R. Sugden), Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation
    1999 Economics of the Public Sector, (with Sara Connolly) Prentice Hall. London.
    1997 (with I. Bateman, B. Rhodes, C. Starmer, and R. Sugden) Does Part-Whole Bias Exist? An Experimental Investigation, Economic Journal.
    1997 (with I. Bateman, B. Rhodes, C. Starmer, and R. Sugden) A Test of the Theory of Reference-Dependent Preferences, Quarterly Journal of Economics.


  • Other notable activities:
    Co-Editor: Environmental and Resource Economics, 2005



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