1990 …2019

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Vai-Lam Mui is an associate professor in the Department of Economics.

Vai-Lam obtained his Ph.D in 1992 from the University of California, Berkeley. To make some sense of human cooperation and conflict, he does work in applied microeconomic theory, behavioural and experimental economics, the economics of organizations and institutions, and political economy.

As an educator, Vai-Lam is passionate about encouraging his students to engage with intriguing questions and ideas. He is a recipient of Monash University's Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2020). 

He has published in journals such as The Economic Journal; Economic Theory; Experimental Economics; Games and Economic Behavior; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Experimental Political Science; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; and Strategic Organization. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

For further information about Vai-Lam’s research and CV, please visit his personal website at https://sites.google.com/site/vailammui2/.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

  • Applied Microeconomic Theory
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Economics of Organisations and Institutions
  • Experimental Economics
  • Political Economy

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