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Oxford Brookes Business School
+44 (0) 1865 485743
CLC 2.28, Headington Campus
Dr. Sara le Roux has a PhD in Economics from the University of Exeter (2012). Her thesis focused mainly on experiments in decision-making and was conducted under the supervisory team of Prof. David Kelsey and Prof. Dieter Baklenborg.
She has received a Masters diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MSc degree in Economics and Experimental Economics from the University of Exeter (2009), for which she was awarded a Dean's Commendation.
She joined Oxford Brookes University in 2012, as a Senior Lecturer in Economics.
Sara has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules while at Oxford Brookes. These include:
and supported undergraduate modules on Macroeconomics II.
She has also lead a Post-Graduate module on Industrial Organisation and supervised undergraduate dissertations in Economics & Finance.
Sara is currently supervising two PhDs on topics in development economics. She would be interested in supervising PhD dissertations in Game Theory, Industrial Organisation, Decision Theory, Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Development Economics and Climate Change.
Sara's research interests include the theoretical and experimental analysis of individual's perception of ambiguity and risk; decision choices made by individuals in the presence of ambiguity; threshold effects in environment (climate change); game theory; public economics; behavioural and neuro-economics.
She has published papers in Theory and Decision, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy, Journal of Business Ethics and in a feschrift in honour of Professor Reinhard Selten (1994 Nobel Laureate in Economics).
2014 Oxford Brookes University Central Research grant (principal investigator) £7,500
2015 Oxford Brookes Business School Internal Small Grant (principal investigator) £2,866
2016 Oxford Brookes Business School Internal Small Grant (principal investigator) £4,862
2017 Royal Economic Society Conference Grant £300
For additional information please see:
Economic Impact studies
Decision Theory, Behavioural and Experimental Economics
I am currently leading a team of analysts working to capture the breadth of Blenheim's economic impact on its community, both local and further afield.
2017 ‘Climate Change Catastrophes and Insuring Decisions’, International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences, Barcelona, Spain; European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Athens, Greece; Economic Science Association, Vienna, Austria.
2016 ‘Strategic Ambiguity and Decision-making: An Experimental Study’, GW4 Conference, Bristol, UK; Foundations of Utility and Risk Conference, Warwick.
2015 ‘Strategic Ambiguity and Decision-making: An Experimental Study’, Public Economic Theory Conference, Luxembourg; Economic Science Association, Conference, Heidelberg, Germany.
2014 ‘Dragon Slaying with Ambiguity: Theory and Experiments’, Public Economic Theory Conference, Seattle, USA; Foundations of Utility and Risk, Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Royal Economic Society Conference, Manchester, UK.
2013 ‘An Experimental Study on the Effect of Ambiguity in a Coordination Game’, Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Conference, Paris, France; Brookes-Burgundy Research Conference, Dijon, France.
2011 ‘Deviations from Equilibrium in an Experiment on Signaling Games: First Results’, NUS Behavioural Economics Summer Institute, Singapore; IAREP/SABE/ICABEEPConference, Exeter, UK.
2010 ‘Deviations from Equilibrium in an Experiment on Signaling Games: First Results’, Economic Science Association Conference, Copenhagen; Europäische Wissenschaftstage, Steyr, Austria.
Before joining Oxford Brookes, Sara was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Exeter Business School.