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prof. dr. Klarita Gërxhani

Full Professor, School of Business and Economics, Ethics, Governance and Society

, Tinbergen Institute

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Klarita Gërxhani is Professor in Socio-Economics and head of department of Ethics, Governance and Society, at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Before joining the VU she was professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI).

Her main expertise lies in the micro-foundations of socio-economics. After completing her M.A. in General Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, Albania, she received her M. Phil and Ph.D. (2002) in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam. She continued her academic career as a post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and the Amsterdam School for Social science Research at the University of Amsterdam.

She has tried to establish a link between economics and sociology in her position as Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, at the University of Amsterdam, while being a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam, and research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.


In her interdisciplinary research, she has pursued a combination of field surveys with laboratory-, field-, and survey-experiments. She is the author of various articles published in journals like Journal of Political Economy, Harvard Business Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Networks, European Sociological Review, Experimental Economics, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Institutional Economics, European Economic Review, Social Science Research, Journal of Economic Psychology, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, etc.




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prof. dr. Klarita Gërxhani


  • Socio-economics, Social status and gender inequalities, Social Capital, Informal...


Uitgelichte prijzen

  • Aspasia grant (€200.000), VENI grant (€200.000), RecerCaixa 2014 grant (€70.000)