Martine Visser

Martine is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Ph.D. from Gothenburg University in Sweden and is associated with various research units within the School of Economics, including the Environmental-Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU), the Research Unit of Behavioral and Neuro-economics Research (RUBEN) and the South African Labour Development Research Unit (SALDRU). She specializes in behavioral economic applications to climate change, natural resource use, health, and poverty alleviation and is interested in how social norms and preferences such as trust, cooperation, and risk aversion impact decision-making. Martine mainly uses experimental methods (in the lab and in the field) combined with survey analysis and randomized control trials.


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