Applied behavioural science, behavioural economics
Ethical decision making
The psychology of honesty, charitable giving, corruption, deliberate ignorance
How Artificial Intelligence (AI) shapes ethical decision making
Improving behavioural science methodology
Field experiments in government, business, fund-raising, development, etc.
Serious games (e.g. my-goodness.net)
- 2022: PhD (Psychology), Humboldt University
- 2019- : Research Scientist, Adaptive Rationality, MPIB
- 2017-2019: Visiting Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
- 2015-2018: Research Associate, London School of Economics
- 2014-2016: M.Sc (Behavioural Science), London School of Economics and Political Science
- 2008-2015: Senior Manager - Economic Research, Policy Unit, Dubai Financial Services Authority (regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre)
- 2006-2008: Senior Manager - Economic Research, Emirates NBD (large Middle Eastern bank)
- 2005-2006: Economic Researcher, Dubai Government Department of Economic Development
- 2004: Economist, Treasury Corporation of Victoria
- 2002-2004: Senior Analyst, Reserve Bank of Australia
- 2001: B.Comm (Degree with Honours in Economics), University of Melbourne
- Rahwan, Z. and Leuker, C. (2023 - in press). When should tainted money should fund public goods: Fundraising professional and public moral preferences. PsychArXiv, https://psyarxiv.com/hjyp5/
- Rahwan, Z., Fasolo, B., & Hauser, O. P. (2022). Deception about study purpose does not affect participant behavior. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-7. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-21972-0
- Rahwan, Z., (2022). Dishonesty: The role of rewards, professional identity and experimenter purpose disclosures, PhD Thesis, Humboldt University. doi.org/10.18452/24591
- Rahwan, Z., Yoeli, E., & Fasolo, B. (2019). Heterogeneity in banker culture and its influence on dishonesty. Nature, 575(7782), 345-349. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1741-y
- Rahwan, Z., Hauser, O. P., Kochanowska, E., & Fasolo, B. (2018). High stakes: A little more cheating, a lot less charity. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 152, 276–295. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2018.04.021
- DeWees, B., Dorison, C., Rahwan, Z., Lerner, J., When waste pays: Equal (but inefficient) allocations signal trustworthiness (Working Paper)
- McLaren, Z. (2002). The effectiveness of
Reserve Bank of Australia foreign exchange intervention. University of
Melbourne Economics Department Research Paper (849).
Research Tools Developed
A site for researching obstacles to 'effective altruism'.
A site for used for building on a range of experiments regarding whether AI-generated images of disasters in local areas can evoke empathy for actual victims of disasters in far away places.