MUNRO, Alistair

Position Executive Advisor to the President: Director of Policy Analysis Program: 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) mental accounting and public policy,
(3) cost-benefit analysis and the environment.
  • 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:
    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.
    2016  (with Marieta Valente). Green goods: are they good or bad news for the environment? Evidence from a laboratory experiment on impure public goods, Environmental and Resource Economics.  
    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.
    1992 Self-selection and Optimal In-kind Transfers, Economic Journal.
    1991 The Optimal Public Provision of Private Goods, Journal of Public Economics.



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



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