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Dr. Helena Maria 

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I am a behavioral and experimental economist and finished my doctoral studies in Economics in 2017 at the University of Innsbruck. I hold a Master's degree in Applied Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Management and Economics from the same university.

Following a Post-Doc (Assistant-Professor) at the University of Innsbruck, I worked in a similar position at the University of Regensburg before joining the  University of Exeter in 2022. 

Since 2023, I am also a WIFO Associate

I am a guest editor for the Journal of Economic Psychology (Special Issue on Biological Foundations of Economic Decision Making) and an Editorial Board Member of the Sports Economic Review.


Other activities include being a Departmental Research Ethics Officer at the University of Exeter Business School, being listed as an expert of the Economics Observatory, and supporting others as a Mentor of The Women in Economics Initiative. 


Do you want to know more about me?Please find my detailed CV here!

My main research interests

Biological determinants
of economic behavior

Competitive behavior
and gender


Incentives and
(un)ethical behavior

Image by Sharon McCutcheon

„Dream big with your feet on the ground!“

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