PhD student in Economics since the fall of 2013. Currently at Harvard University as a fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at HKS and with the Econ Computer Science group at SEAS (http://wappp.hks.harvard.edu/people/emma-heikensten)
My research interests are in Behavioral and Experimental Economics and I focus mostly on Economics of Gender and Inequality.
Camerer, CF, A Dreber, E Forsell, T-H Ho, J Huber, MJohannesson, M Kirchler, J Almenberg, A Altmejd, T Chan, E Heikensten, FHolzmeister, T Imai, S Isaksson, G Nave, T Pfeiffer, M Razen & H Wu (inpress). “Evaluating Replicability of Laboratory Experiments inEconomics.” Science.
Work in progress:
“Simon says”: Advice seeking and determinants of the decision to use advice are important to understand in order to form a theory of what drives men and women to speak up and how their ideas are spread. If advice is only sought from one group in society new ideas are unlikely to develop. Furthermore, the group that is not influential, from whom advice is neither sought nor used, might feel unwelcome or disconnected. Why speak up if your opinion doesn't count?
In this project we examine gender differences in advice seeking and influence in the lab. (with Siri Isaksson)
“Gender Differences in Negotiation”: Developing new experimental design to test gender differences in negotiation, increase understanding and test interventions. (with Anna Dreber Almenberg, Karin Hederos Eriksson, Anna Sandberg)
"The Science Prediction Market Project": Exploring the power of using prediction markets in scientific research. Different projects. (with Anna Dreber Almenberg, Magnus Johannesson and others)
“Study Aid and Equality of Opportunity: Does Aid Increase Social Mobility?” (with Juanna Schrøter Joensen, Elena Mattana)