Gianluca Grimalda, Ph.D.

Topics: Migration, Behavioral Economics, Welfare State

 Gianluca Grimalda, Ph.D. | Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel - Kiel Institute for the World Economy


Main research interests

  • Income Inequality
  • Cooperation
  • Immigration
  • Social cohesion
  • Violence

I am an experimental economist interested in the psychological and cultural bases of human cooperation, particularly in an international context. I participated in the OECD-led Trustlab project, measuring trust in others and in governments internationally. I have directed experimental research in developing countries such as Colombia and Papua New Guinea. My research has been published in inter-disciplinary journals such as PNAS and Nature Communications. I have been a coordinating author in the International Panel on Social Progress, and taskforce chair on "Social cohesion and global inequality" in the Think20 network, providing policy advice to the G20.

Journal Article

Consultative, Democracy and Trust

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
Francesco Bogliacino, Gianluca Grimalda, Laura Jiménez

We report experimental results from three Colombian villages concerning the impact of a voting mechanism on interpersonal trust and...


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One may argue that #COVID19 should induce higher #fear in conservatives. Clearly, Trump's initial message that COVID19 was a Democrat's hoax, and the reassuring message that everything is under control currently being delivered, have been accepted by Trump's electoral base. 8/12

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Accordingly,Trump's supporters don't question his claims, they just take them as truths, because Trump's simple fabricated statements are enough to construct a vision of the world with which they feel comfortable. 6/12