Valerio Capraro is a Senior Lecturer and the PhD Coordinator at the Economics Department.
He has published over 40 research papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Human Behaviour, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. His research has been featured by several news outlets, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Washington Post, and the Guardian. He also serves as editor at several international journals.
 Capraro V (2020) Gender differences in the trade-off between objective equality and efficiency. Judgment and Decision Making.
 Bilancini E, Boncinelli L, Capraro V, Celadin T, Di Paolo R (2020) The effect of norm-based messages on reading and understanding COVID-19 pandemic response governmental rules. Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy 4, 45-55.
 Andrighetto G, Capraro V, Guido A, Szekely A (2020) Cooperation, Response Time, and Social Value Orientation: A Meta-Analysis. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.
 Van Bavel JJ, Baicker H, Boggio P, Capraro V, Cichocka A, Crockett M, …, Willer R (in press) Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response. Nature Human Behaviour.
 Capraro V, Rodriguez-Lara I, Ruiz-Martos RJ (in press) Preferences for efficiency, rather than preferences for morality, drive cooperation in the one-shot Stag-Hunt Game. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.
 Bilancini E, Boncinelli L, Capraro V, Celadin T, Di Paolo R (in press) “Do the right thing” for whom? An experiment on ingroup favouritism, group assorting and moral suasion. Judgment and Decision Making 15, 182-192.
 Capraro V, Perc M, Vilone D (2020) Lying on networks: The role of structure and topology in promoting honesty. Physical Review E 101, 032305.
 Caviola L, Capraro V (in press) Liking but devaluing animals: Emotional and deliberative paths to speciesism. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
 Capraro V, Halpern JY (2019) Translucent players: Explaining cooperative behavior in social dilemmas. Rationality and Society 31, 371-408.
 Capraro V, Jagfeld G, Klein R, Mul M, van de Pol I (2019) Increasing altruistic and cooperative behaviour with simple moral nudges. Scientific Reports 9, 11880.
 Capraro V, Perc M, Vilone D (2019) The evolution of lying in well-mixed populations. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16, 20190211.
 Capraro V, Everett JAC, Earp BD (2019) Priming intuition disfavors instrumental harm but not impartial beneficence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 83, 142-149.
 Capraro V, Vanzo A (2019) The power of moral words: Loaded language generates framing effects in the extreme dictator game. Judgment and Decision Making 14, 309-317.
 Pereda M, Capraro V, Sánchez A (2019) Group size effects and critical mass in public goods games. Scientific Reports 9, 5503.
 Capraro V, Schulz J, Rand DG (2019) Time pressure and honesty in a deception game. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 79, 93-99.
 Capraro V, Perc M (2018) Grand challenges in Social Physics: In pursuit of moral behavior. Frontiers in Physics 6, 107.
 Capraro V (2018) Gender differences in lying in sender-receiver games: A meta-analysis. Judgment and Decision Making 13, 345-355.
 Tappin BM, Capraro V (2018) Doing good vs. avoiding bad in prosocial choice: A refined test and extension of the morality preference hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 79, 64-70.
 Capraro V, Sippel J, Zhao B, Hornischer L, Savary M, Terzopoulou Z, Faucher P, Griffioen SF (2018) People making deontological judgments in the Trapdoor dilemma are perceived to be more prosocial in economic games than they actually are. PLoS ONE 13, e0205066.
 Brañas-Garza P, Capraro V, Rascón-Ramírez E (2018) Gender differences in altruism on Mechanical Turk: Expectations and actual behavior. Economics Letters 170, 19-23.
 Vilone D, Capraro V, Ramasco JJ (2018) Hierarchical invasion of cooperation in complex networks. Journal of Physics Communications 2, 025019.
 Capraro V, Rand DG (2018) Do the right thing: Experimental evidence that preferences for moral behavior, rather than equity and efficiency per se, drive human prosociality. Judgment and Decision Making 13, 99-111.
 Capraro V (2017) Does the truth come naturally? Time pressure increases honesty in one-shot deception games. Economics Letters 158, 54-57.
 Capraro V, Sippel J (2017) Gender differences in moral judgment and the evaluation of gender-specified moral agents. Cognitive Processing 4, 399-405.
 d’Adda G, Capraro V, Tavoni M (2017) Push, don’t nudge: Behavioral spillovers and policy instruments. Economics Letters 154, 92-95.
 Capraro V, Corgnet B, Espín AM, Hernán-González R (2017) Deliberation favours social efficiency by making people disregards their relative shares: Evidence from USA and India. Royal Society Open Science 4, 160605.
 Capraro V, Giardini F, Vilone D, Paolucci M (2016) Partner selection supported by opaque reputation promotes cooperative behavior. Judgment and Decision Making 11, 589-600.
 Capraro V, Kuilder J (2016) To know or not to know? Looking at payoffs signals selfish behavior, but it does not actually mean so. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 65, 79-84.
 Capraro V, Cococcioni G (2016) Rethinking spontaneous giving: Extreme time pressure and ego-depletion favor self-regarding reactions. Scientific Reports 6, 27219.
 Rand DG, Brescoll VL, Everett JAC, Capraro V, Barcelo H (2016) Social heuristics and social roles: Intuition favors altruism for women but not for men. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General145, 389-396.
 Biziou-van-Pol L, Haenen J, Novaro A, Liberman-Occhipinti A, Capraro V (2015) Does telling white lies signal pro-social preferences? Judgment and Decision Making 10, 538-548.
 Capraro V, Cococcioni G (2015) Social setting, intuition, and experience in laboratory experiments interact to shape cooperative decision-making. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282, 20150237.
 Capraro V (2015) The emergence of hyper-altruistic behaviour in conflictual situations. Scientific Reports 4, 9916.
 Capraro V, Barcelo H (2015) Group size effect on cooperation in one-shot social dilemmas II: Curvilinear effect. PLoS ONE 10, e0131419.
 Barcelo H, Capraro V (2015) Group size effect on cooperation in one-shot social dilemmas. Scientific Reports 5, 7937.
 Capraro V, Lupini M (2015) Introduction to Sofic and Hyperlinear groups and Connes’ embedding conjecture. Lecture Notes in Mathematics 2136.
 Capraro V, Marcelletti A (2014) Do good actions inspire good actions in others? Scientific Reports7, 7470.
 Barcelo H, Capraro V, White JA (2014) Discrete homology theory for metric spaces. Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 46, 889-905.
 Capraro V, Jordan JJ, Rand DG (2014) Heuristics guide the implementation of social preferences in one-shot Prisoner’s Dilemma experiments. Scientific Reports 4, 6790.
 Capraro V, Smyth C, Mylona K, Niblo GA (2014) Benevolent characteristics promote cooperative behaviour among humans. PLoS ONE 9, e102881.
 Capraro V, Venanzi M, Polukarov M, Jennings NR (2013) Cooperative equilibria in iterated social dilemmas. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8146, pp. 146-158.
 Capraro V (2013) A model of human cooperation in social dilemmas. PLoS ONE 8, e72427.
 Capraro V, Scarsini M (2013) Existence of equilibria in countable games: An algebraic approach. Games and Economic Behavior 79, 163-180.
 Capraro V, Morrison K (2013) Existence of optimal strategies for a game on amenable semigroups. International Journal of Game Theory 42, 917-929.
 Brown NP, Capraro V (2013) Groups associated to II_1 factors. Journal of Functional Analysis 264, 493-507.
 Capraro V (2013) A notion of continuity in discrete spaces and applications. Applied General Topology 14, 61-72.
 Capraro V (2013) Amenability, locally finite spaces, and bi-lipschitz embeddings. Expositiones Mathematicae 31, 334-349.
 Capraro V, Fritz T (2013) On the axiomatization of convex subsets of a Banach space. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 141, 2127-2135.
 Capraro V, Radulescu F (2013) Cyclic Hilbert spaces and Connes’ embedding problem. Complex Analysis and Operator Theory 7, 863-872.
 Capraro V, Paunescu L (2012) Product between ultrafilters and applications to Connes’ embedding problem. Journal of Operator Theory 68, 165-172.
 Capraro V, Rossi S (2011) Banach spaces which embed into their dual. Colloquium Mathematicum125, 479-483.
Capraro, Valerio and Barcelo, Helene (2021) Telling people to "rely on their reasoning" increases intentions to wear a face covering to slow down COVID-19 transmission. Applied Cognitive Psychology , 35 (3). pp. 693-699. ISSN 0888-4080
Capraro, Valerio and Jordan, Jillian J. and Tappin, Ben M. (2021) Does observability amplify sensitivity to moral frames? Evaluating a reputation-based account of moral preferences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , 94 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 0022-1031
Capraro, Valerio and Perc, Matjaž (2021) Mathematical foundations of moral preferences. Journal of The Royal Society Interface , 18 (175). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1742-5689
Caviola, Lucius and Capraro, Valerio (2020) Liking but devaluing animals: emotional and deliberative paths to speciesism. Social Psychological and Personality Science , 11 (8). pp. 1080-1088. ISSN 1948-5506 (Published online first)
Kumar, Aanjaneya and Capraro, Valerio and Perc, Matjaž (2020) The evolution of trust and trustworthiness. Journal of The Royal Society Interface , 17 (169). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1742-5689
I am the president of La Via del Sale ONLUS, an Italian NGO that raised about 500.000 euro in donations to help victims of the 2016 Central Italy earthquake. So far we have delivered 32 mobile houses to families that have lost their house and that, additionally, are especially vulnerable (disables, elders, children), and we have built a permanent house to a 15 year-old girl affected by DiGeorge syndrome. In total, we have helped more than 110 people, including 22 disables and 20 children. Our projects have received significant media attention.
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