Ardjan Gazheli is a PhD candidate at ICTA, UAB. His fields of specialization include sustainability transitions and behavioral economics. Under the supervision of Jeroen van den Bergh his PhD research focuses on the transition to a sustainable economy given the current economic crisis and taking into account the behavior of the several stakeholders involved in such a process. His thesis is a part of a wider research project (WWWforEurope). Topics include bounded rationality, social preferences, innovation, lock-in effects and firm routines. Ardjan is interested in different aspects of a transition to a sustainable economy related to individual and firm behavior and decision-making. In his research he is working on behavioral decisions that has a direct influence on sustainability transitions. This includes aspects such as fairness, comparison, status-seeking, overconfidence, optimism, imitation and how they affect our behavior. The goal of his work is to use a more realistic model of human behavior in order to overcome the behavioral barriers impeding sustainability transitions. Ardjan holds a Master degree in Environmental Economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2011. His undergraduate degree is in Business Management from the University of Bologna.
Research Interests: Behavioral economics; Bounded rationality; Innovation; Sustainability; Transition.
Gazheli, A., Di Corato, L. 2013. Land use change and solar energy production – a real option approach. Agricultural Finance Review, 73(3), 507-525.
Di Corato, L., Gazheli A., Lagerqvist, J. 2013. Investing in energy forestry under uncertainty. Forest Policy and Economics, 34, 56-64.