Mathias Philip Ekström

Professor Mathias Philip Ekström

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Behavioural economics


Mathias Ekström joined NHH as an assistant professor in 2013. He received his PhD degree in Economics from Stockholm University, in the same year.
Mathias’s main research interests are in the fields of Experimental Economics and Behavioral Economics. In particular, Mathias tries to identify the key drivers of conformity and pro-social behavior, using both field and laboratory experiments. His work has been published in academic journals, such as, Management Science and Experimental Economics, as well as being cited in the popular press. Mathias is also frequently invited as a speaker at events organized by both public agencies and private companies, such as the Ministry of Finance and Sparbanken Vest.

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Ekström, Mathias Philip; Garcia Pires, Armando Jose Setting goals for keystone habits improves labor market prospects and life satisfaction for unemployed youth: Experimental evidence from Norway Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Volume 188; page 1109 - 1123; 2021
Egebark, Johan; Ekström, Mathias Philip; Plug, Erik; van Praag, Mirjam Brains or beauty? Causal evidence on the returns to education and attractiveness in the online dating market Journal of Public Economics Volume 196; 2021
Ekström, Mathias Philip The (un)compromise effect: How suggested alternatives can promote active choice Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics Volume 90; 2021
Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Ekström, Mathias Philip; Hadland, Anne Karen Guro; Garcia Pires, Armando Jose Planer for gode vaner: Et felteksperiment mot arbeidsledighet Samfunnsøkonomen Volume 134 (6); page 40 - 50; 2020
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  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Experimental methods
  • Behavioral economics