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Ludovica Orlandi

Ludovica Orlandi

Research Fellow

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Economics


Ludovica is a Research Fellow in Experimental and Behavioural Economics. She joined the Department of Economics at the Nottingham Business School in April, 2021. Her primary research areas are experimental and behavioural economics.

Specifically, she is interested in the study of the determinants of preferences in childhood, the role of fairness in redistributive behaviour, learning in repeated games and social preferences. To address her research questions, Ludovica uses primarily laboratory and online experiments and combines them with survey data.

Career overview

Ludovica completed her PhD in Economics under the supervision of Prof. Friederike Mengel from the University of Essex in 2021. The work on the study of the determinants of preferences in childhood that Ludovica developed as part of her PhD thesis received a British Academy Leverhulme Small Research Grant in 2017. In 2018 it was furthermore awarded the second place of the SABE/IAREP/Elsevier Student Prize Awards.

While studying for her PhD, Ludovica worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Essex. Her teaching encompassed a variety of topics including Behavioural Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Mathematical Methods.

Ludovica holds a MRes in Economics (2016) and a MSc in Behavioural Economics (2015) from the University of Essex, UK, and a BSc in Business Economics (2014) from the University of Verona, Italy.

Research areas

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Decision Making