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Sergio Pirla

Hi, I'm Sergio! I'm a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University’s department of psychology and the Center for Integrative Business Psychology. Before joining AU, I obtained a PhD in economics and management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain).

Emotions shape our choices, motivate our behaviors, and have a crucial impact on our mental and physical health. In my research, I use a combination of classic econometrics, behavioral experiments, and novel smartphone and machine learning tools to study the dynamic and complex nature of human emotion.

I'm primarily interested in understanding (1) the impact of socio-economic factors on people's everyday emotional experiences and (2) the impact of our emotional experiences on choice and decision-making.