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Behavioral Economist


Alessandro is a Ph.D. Researcher in Economics at the University of Warwick. His Ph.D. is funded by the prestigious Leverhulme Bridges scholarship. In 2018 he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Experimental Social Sciences (C.E.S.S) at New York University.

​Alessandro’s research focuses on Behavioral and Experimental Economics, from both a theoretical and empirical point of view. In particular, his current research aims to understand why, and in what way, emotions and motivation impact strategic interactions and beliefs.

Alessandro holds a B.A. in Economics and Management from the University of Trento (cum laude). During his studies, he spent one year at Durham University as an exchange student. He was awarded an M.Sc. in Economics from Tilburg University (cum laude) and his dissertation, Behavioral Models on Reverse Mortgages: Understanding Reverse Mortgages (Low) Demand was awarded the 2015 Best Master Thesis Award by Netspar. More recently, Alessandro was awarded an M.Res. in Economics at the University of Warwick (with distinction).

Alessandro also worked as an Economic Analyst at London Economics. There, he actively contributed to various aspects of applied research, including performing literature reviews, data collection and analysis, modeling, and report writing.



Warwick University - Leverhulme Bridges

Department of Economics

Ph.D., Behavioral Economics (exp.)


Warwick University

M.Res., Economics

University of Tilburg

M.Sc., Economics

University of Trento
B.A., Economics and Management



Castagnetti, S. A., Massaro, S., & Proto, E. (2018). The Influence of Anger on Strategic Cooperative Interactions. In: G. Atinc (Ed.), Academy of Management Global Proceedings (Vol. 1, 14162). Chicago: Academy of Management

Castagnetti, S. A., Massaro, S., & Proto, E. (2019). Strategic Cooperative Interactions and Anger.
[Under Resubmission]

Castagnetti, S. A., & Massaro, S. (2019). Signal Trust Yet Verify.
[Data Collection]

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