Dr Simona Fabrizi

BA, MSc, MPhil, PhD in Economics (Toulouse and Bologna)

Biography

Simona joined the Department in mid-August 2016. Prior to this, she was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Massey University (2007-2016), a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (Jul 2014-Feb 2015) and a Lecturer in Economics at Keele University, UK (2006-2007). Simona was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Basque Country (2003-2006) and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Mannheim (2002-2003). Simona is the Co-Founder of the Research Network for Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE) and of the Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Society (APIOS). She is a member of the Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS) since 2010 and has served as its Director in 2017. Simona's research interests are in the fields of Economic Theory & Design, Innovation Theory, Decision Theory, Information Economics, Industrial Economics, Network Industries, Competition Law & Policy, and Public & Institutional Economics. Simona's up-to-date CV.

Research | Current

Refereed Journal Articles (last six years in bold)

  • Pan, A., Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., 2018. Non-Congruent Views about Signal Precision in Collective Decisions. B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics [ABDC and ERA rankings: A]. Supported by Massey University Research Fund to Fabrizi and Pan and Marsden Grant UOA1617 to Fabrizi and Lippert. https://doi.org/10.1515/bejte-2016-0185
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., Panzar, J., 2017. Introduction to the Special Issue on Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation. New Zealand Economic Papers, 51(2), 97-99http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2017.1317655
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., 2017. Corruption and the Public Display of Wealth. Journal of Public Economic Theory19(4), 827–840. [ABDC and ERA rankings: A] http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpet.12247/
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., Puppe, C., Rosenkranz, S., 2016Manufacturer suggested retail prices, loss aversion and competition. Journal of Economic Psychology, 53, 141-153. [ABDC and ERA rankings: A] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2016.02.001
  • Bloch, F., Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., 2015. Learning and collusion in new markets with uncertain entry costs. Economic Theory 58(2), 273-303. Supported by Marsden Grant UOO0821 (Lippert) and MAU0804 (Fabrizi). [ABDC and ERA rankings: A*] http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00199-014-0814-2
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., Norback, P.J., Persson, L., 2013. Venture capitalists and the patenting of innovations. Journal of Industrial Economics 61(3), 623-659.  Supported by Marsden Grant UOO0821 (Lippert) and MAU0804 (Fabrizi). [ERA ranking: A*] http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joie.12028
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., 2012. Due diligence, research joint ventures, and the incentives to innovate. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 168(4), 588-611.  Supported by Marsden Grant UOO0821 (Lippert) and MAU0804 (Fabrizi). [ABDC and ERA rankings: A] http://dx.doi.org/10.1628/093245612804469764
  • Fabrizi, S., 2011. Asymmetric upgrading of mobile services: a demand-side explanation. International Journal of E-Business Research 7(3), 79-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jebr.2011070105
  • Fabrizi, S., Wertlen, B., 2008. Roaming in the mobile Internet. Telecommunications Policy 32(1), 50-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2007.11.003

 

Book Chapter/Book

  • Fabrizi, S., 2010. Wireless technologies: shifting into the next gear? Chapter 125 in Lee, I., ed. Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy, IGI Global, Hershey, PA. ISBN: 978-1-61520-611-7 (pp. 1244-1255). http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-611-7.ch125
  • Fabrizi, S., 2001. Le regioni nell'economia mondiale. Italian translation of 'Regions and the world economy' by A.J Scott, Il Mulino Press. ISBN: 88-15-07870-3.

Teaching | Current

ECON304 (Advanced Undergraduate Industrial Organisation, Semester 1 2018), ECON702 (Postgraduate Industrial Organisation, Semester 2 2018)

Postgraduate supervision

  • 2018-ongoing (13th) Leopold Lin, Honours in Economics, University of Auckland; and (14th) Rae Rho, Masters of Arts, University of Auckland, last jointly supervised with Steffen Lippert.
  • 2018 (12th) Harry Kleyer, Masters of Commerce, University of Auckland. Jointly supervised with Steffen Lippert.
  • 2013-2016 (11th) Siwen (Addison) Pan, PhD in Economics, Massey University. Co-supervisors: Thomas Pfeiffer (New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study, Massey University) and Matthew Ryan (Auckland University of Technology). Completed: 08/2016.
  • 2015 (10th) Daniel Dyet, Master Degree (Economics), Massey University.
  • 2014 (9th) Rose Craigie, Bachelor of Applied Economics with Honours, Massey University. Co-supervisor: Lorenzo Ductor (then Massey University, now Middlesex University).
  • 2012 (8th) Lowis Seikowsky, Master of Industrial Engineering, Massey University/KIT (joint with Clemens Puppe).
  • 2011 (6th) Siwen (Addison) Pan (with distinction) and (7th) Wei He, Master of Management in Financial Economics, Massey University.
  • 2010 (3rd) Ke Lin, (4th) Li Wang and (5th) Hong Fu, Master of Management in Financial Economics, Massey University.
  • 2007 (1st) Pham Binh Minh (with distinction) and (2nd) Yin Tanjie, Master of Financial Economics, Keele University.

Distinctions/Honours

Research Grants

  • Marsden Standard Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand for research into 'Beyond the Jury Paradox: Collective Decision-Making without Common Priors" 03/2017 - 02/2020 (with S. Lippert, A. Pan, T. Pfeiffer & M. Ryan, NZ$ 705,000.00).
  • University of Auckland Faculty Research Development Grant for research into 'Deliberation under Ambiguity,' 2015-2017 (with S. Lippert, M. Ryan, & T. Pfei er, NZ$ 12,600.00).
  • Massey University Research Fund for research into 'Collective Deliberation under Ambiguity: Theory and Experimentation,' 2015 (with A. Pan, NZ$ 4,198.00); for research into 'Measuring Legal and Illegal Corruption,' 2014 (NZ$ 4,000.00); for research into 'Symbolic Capital and Identity,' 2010 (with A. de Bruin & S. Lippert, NZ$ 4,596.00); and for research into 'Intellectual Property Rights and Venture Capital,' 2009 (with S. Lippert, NZ$ 14,999.84).
  • Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Innovation Fund, Enabling Excellence Program for the project 'Competition Policy Issues: Theory Meets Practice,' 2013 (NZ$ 15,436.00).
  • Marsden Fast Start Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand for research into 'Venture Capital and Intellectual Property,' 02/2009 - 07/2012 (with N. Erkal & S. Lippert, NZ$ 293,745.00).
  • Massey University International Visitors Research Fund to host Clemens Puppe, 2009 (with S. Lippert, NZ$ 3,600.00); to host Guido Friebel, 2009 (with S. Lippert, NZ$ 4,083.00).
  • Economic Design Network funding for organizing the 27th Australasian Economic Theory Workshop 2009 (with S. Lippert, AU$ 8,000.00).
  • British Academy Overseas Conference Grant to present at the AEA, Chicago, 2007 (GBP 400.00).
  • Bonus Qualite Recherche (BQR) Travel grants to present in internationally refereed economics conferences in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
  • Association pour le developpement de la recherche en economie et en statistique (ADRES) Travel grant to present in internationally refereed economics conferences in 2001.

Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Basque Government. Host: University of the Basque Country, Spain, 10/2003 - 09/2006.
  • Marie Curie Training Site Fellowship from the European Commission, European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) Programme. Host: Chair of Applied Microeconomics, University of Mannheim, Germany, 10/2002 - 09/003.
  • Doctoral Scholarship from the region Midi-Pyrenees. Host: Toulouse School of Economics, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Mathematique et Quantitative (GREMAQ), France, 10/1999 - 09/2001.
  • Doctoral Scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Education. Host: University of Bologna, Department of Economics, Italy, 10/1997 - 09/1999.
  • Research Fellowships from Center for the Economic Analysis of Competitiveness, Regulation, Markets (CERM Foundation), Italy, 06/2003 - 10/2003.
  • Research Fellowships from Bologna City Council, for joint research with the University of Bologna, Italy, 06/1996 - 07/97.

Responsibilities

Ethics Advisor, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, since 2017

Director of the Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS), Jan 2017-Feb 2018

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation, New Zealand Economic Papers, 2015-2017

Postgraduate Workshops Coordinator, Department of Economics, University of Auckland, 2017 (semesters 1 and 2) and 2018 (semester 1)

Areas of expertise

Economic Theory & Design, Innovation Theory, Decision Theory, Information Economics, Industrial Economics, Network Industries, Competition Law & Policy, and Public & Institutional Economics.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of the Program Committee, 3rd Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Conference, 13-15 December 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Local Co-Organiser of the 1st DECIDE Workshop, 6 July 2018, Auckland

Member of the Organising and Program Committee, Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM), 1-4 July 2018, Auckland

Member of the Organising and Program Committee, 2nd Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Conference, 14-16 December 2017, Auckland

Co-Chair Program Committee, Inaugural Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Conference (APIOC 2016), 11-13 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Member of the Organising and Program Committee, 35th Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (AETW 2017), 13-14 February 2017, Auckland

Member of the Executive Board of the Research Network for Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lippert, S., & Fabrizi, S. (2017). Corruption and the public display of wealth. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 19 (4), 827-840. 10.1111/jpet.12247
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34632
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., & Panzar, J. (2017). Introduction to the special issue on Advances in Competition Policy and Regulation. New Zealand Economic Papers, 51 (2), 97-99. 10.1080/00779954.2017.1317655
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34635
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., & Erkal, N. (2017). Incentives to innovate, R&D and market entry. Paper presented at 28th International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook, New York. 17 July - 21 July 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., Puppe, C., & Rosenkranz, S. (2016). Manufacturer suggested retail prices, loss aversion and competition. Journal of Economic Psychology, 53, 141-153. 10.1016/j.joep.2016.02.001
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34637
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert
  • Bloch, F., Fabrizi, S., & Lippert, S. (2016). Learning, entry and competition with uncertain common entry costs. Paper presented at 7th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. 18 November - 19 November 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert
  • Fabrizi, S., Lippert, S., & Pan, S. (2016). Collective deliberation under non‐common prior: Theory and evidence. Paper presented at Association of Public Economic Theory Workshop on: Democracy, Public Policy& Information, Melbourne, Australia. 18 July - 19 July 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert, Addison Pan
  • Rodrigues-Neto, J., Fabrizi, S., & Lippert, S. (2016). Attack, defense, and the market for protection. Paper presented at Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 12 December - 13 December 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert
  • Bloch, F., Fabrizi, S., & Lippert, S. (2016). Terror Incognita: How much should you learn before entering a market?. University of Auckland Business Review, 19 (1), 38-47.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Steffen Lippert

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