I am an experimental economist working at the intersection of development and behavioral economics and prosocial behavior. My research comprises design and evaluation of effective behavioral policy interventions in developing countries. In particular, interventions that take advantage of individual preferences and community features that look for the common good and overcome collective action problems such as social dilemmas and coordination failures.

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Teaching and Research Fields

  • Primary
  • Experimental Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Secondary
  • Microeconomics
  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Behavioral Economics


  • Email: spolaniareyes[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Phone: +1(734)277-1984
  • 205A Hesburgh Center
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
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