Pol Campos-Mercado

I use randomized controlled-trials (RCT), lab experiments, and theory to investigate issues related to education, health, and behavioral economics. I am especially interested in studying how incentives and reference points affect people's decision-making, such as studying harder or taking a COVID-19 vaccine. In a second strand of research, I study how heterogeneity in social preferences can explain heterogeneity in behavior.

I have published my articles in economics journals, such as Journal of Public Economics and Management Science, as well as in general science journals, such as Science and Nature.

At the Institute for Futures Studies I run the project Using impure altruism to promote pro-environmental behavior.

Some selected works