Robert is Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has been a prominent behavioural and experimental economist since the pioneering era of the 1980s. He is well known for his work in economic theory, methodology of economics, and philosophy of economics. He is the author of “The Economics of Rights, Cooperation and Welfare, Experimental Economics: Re-thinking the Rules”, and many papers in leading journals of economics and philosophy. Recently his work has focused on reformulating normative economics so that it avoids unrealistic assumptions about individual rationality without becoming paternalistic. His most recent book is “The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist’s Defence of the Market”.
‘Nudge economics’ has created a lot of interest and had a lot of influence most recently with a Nobel prize for Richard Thaler. Prof Robert Sugden, an eminent behavioural economist