Dr. Charmaine Tan specializes in Behavioural and Experimental Economics. Her research focuses on using computerized lab-based experiments to understand the social and psychological aspects of decision-making. She was a researcher at the Civil Service College Singapore (Institute of Governance & Policy) from 2010 to 2018, where she was involved in public sector capability-building and policy research.
Dr. Tan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the National University of Singapore, Masters in Economics of Markets and Organizations from Toulouse School of Economics, and a Bachelor in Economics (First Class Honors) from the National University of Singapore. She was previously a Research Fellow at NUS Business School.
Research interests: Behavioural and experimental economics, Social preferences (e.g. altruism, trust, envy, reciprocity), Socio-psychological motivations (e.g. in adult learning, information sharing, health behavior), The role of stress and emotions in decision-making
Areas of expertise: Computerized lab behavioural experiments, Field randomized controlled trials, Behavioural modelling and estimation, Applications of behavioural sciences in public policy