Aleksei received the Specialist degree (5-year programme equivalent to a Master’s degree) in Mathematics and Economics from Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. He worked at KPMG Company before joining the European University at Saint Petersburg which he graduated from in 2014 with the Master’s degree in Economics. After joining the PhD Program at UTS, Aleksei had worked as a Teaching Assistant (Math and Macroeconomics) and as a UTS Behavioural Lab Manager.
Aleksei’s main research interests include Experimental Economics and Finance. Together with his colleagues from UTS and UvA: Prof Mikhail Anufriev and Prof Jan Tuinstra, Aleksei run a series of economic and financial experiments at the UTS Behavioural Laboratory. The first experiment was devoted to studying adaptive binary choice in limited information scenarios, and results are now published in JEDC. The second experiment studied excess volatility in stylised financial markets populated by agents with different forecasting horizons. As a side ongoing project, under the supervision of Prof Isa Hafalir, Aleksei studies the effects of informational externalities induced by the price disclosure in sequential auctions setup.
In his Job Market Paper Aleksei combines the insights from several disciplines: experimental, behavioural and applied econometrics. Meta-experiment, which collects results from several similar experiments on adaptive choice, provides a rich dataset to test relative performances of different behavioural models of channelling attention. The identified best-performing model, which suggests that people adjust their attention given the stakes, addresses currently presented problem of high heterogeneity in attention estimates, and solves calibration issues.
Primary fields: Experimental and Behavioural Economics and Finance