Danila Serra is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University. She holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford University. In her work, she applies lab and field experimental methods to the study of corruption, governance and the provision of public services, with a special focus on non-monetary incentives and bottom-up accountability systems. Professor Serra’s most recent work focuses on issues related to gender differences in education and labor market participation. She is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. In November 2017, Professor Serra was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Vernon Smith Ascending Scholar Prize. The prize, named after the 2002 Economics Nobel Prize winner Vernon Smith, is a “budding genius” award granted by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) to an exceptional scholar in the field of experimental economics. She has published numerous highly cited articles in peer-reviewed journals, including American Economic Journal: Applied (forthcoming), Management Science, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (forthcoming), European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice and co-edited a book, New Advances of Experimental Research on Corruption.
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