Research areas

  • Behavioural Economics, Intrinsic Motivations, Ethics and Economics, Evolutionary Economics, Political Economy


Elias Khalil works in the Department of Economics as an Associate Professor.

Elias received his PhD (1990) in economics from the New School for Social Research, New York. He specialises in behavioral and evolutionary economics. He focuses on rational choice theory, its power and its limits, with regard to four major areas:

i) creativity and entrepreneurship;

ii) evolutionary change of institutions and technology;

iii) emotions and ethical judgments;

iv) behavior of organisms.

His articles appeared in Economic Inquiry (2010), Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011), Southern Economic Journal (1997), History of Political Economy (1995), Economics and Philosophy (1990), Biology and Philosophy (1997, 2010), Biological Theory (2010), Theory and Decision (2000), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (1999, 2010, 2011, 2012), Kyklos (1997), Cambridge Journal of Economics (1997, 2005), Journal of Evolutionary Economics (2000, 2009), and International Negotiation (2012).

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