Erik Wengström

Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics

Research

My current research is primarily behavioral and experimental in nature. A large part of my research activity is devoted to understanding how people make decisions involving risk. I have investigated how risk taking depends on compensation packages such as bonus payments; how risk-taking changes when it is done on behalf of someone else; how risk taking is related to socio-economic variables and cognitive ability. My research also covers a wide range of other topics related to decision making including attention, cooperation, social capital and social norms. Methodologically, I have been at the forefront of using the internet to do economic experiments with large and representative samples of the population.

Teaching

My main areas of teaching are microeconomics, behavioral economics, decision making and economic evaluation methods. My teaching portfolio is quite interdisciplinary and I frequently give courses and guest lectures at other department and faculties. A large part of my teaching is currently devoted to PhD supervision.

 

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Responsible for the course

- Course name: Economic and Financial Decision Making

- Course code: NEKN22

- Number of clock hours: 175

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Lecturer

- Course name: Management: Understanding Management

- Course code: MGTN47

- Number of clock hours: 50?

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Lecturer

- Course name: Business Administration: Performance Measurement and Management,

- Course code: BUSN7

- Number of clock hours: 16

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Lecturer

- Course name: Business Administration: Riskhanteringsprocessen,

- Course code: VBRN50

- Number of clock hours: 48

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Lecturer

- Course name:, Samhällsekonomi

- Course code: VVBF10

- Number of clock hours: 8

 

2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 2

 

Master level (number of theses 2018): 2

 

3. Examiner of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018):

 

Master level (number of theses 2018):

 

 

4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development:

 Continuous development of the courses listed above, including redesigning presentation materials and problem sets.

 

 

5. Involvement of guest teachers:

- Course name: Economic and Financial Decision Making

- Course code: NEKN22

- Friederike Mengel, University of Essex (and visiting professor at Lund University)

 

 

6. Programme responsibility (name of programme)

Programme director, MSc in Economics

 

7. Additional work in education (e.g. planning, implementation, and pedagogical leadership)

 

Censor (external evaluator of teaching), University of Copenhagen (Department of Economics and Institute for Food and Resource Economics).

 

 

8. Briefly describe your work with IT-supported teaching and learning

 

 

9. Production of cases, publications on teaching and learning, teaching materials and textbooks

 

 

 

 

 

Recent research outputs

Fosgaard, T. R., Hansen, L. G. & Erik Wengström, 2018 Dec 22, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ellingsen, T., Östling, R. & Erik Wengström, 2018 Jan 1, In : Games and Economic Behavior. 107, p. 153-181 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jimenez, N., Rodriguez-Lara, I., Tyran, J. R. & Erik Wengström, 2018 Jan 1, In : Economics Letters. 162, p. 41-44 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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