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About Dr Sebastian Ille

Sebastian is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities. He completed his Master’s degree in Economics and Management Science at the School of Business and Economics of the Humboldt University. He holds PhD in Economics from the University of Siena (2011). Under the supervision of Alan Kirman and co-supervision of Herbert Gintis, his PhD thesis explored the evolution of norms, cooperation and conflict.

He continued his research as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies under the joint direction of Giovanni Dosi and Giorgio Fagiolo and taught at the University of Pisa.

Before joining NCH, he also taught at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and the Lebanese American University in Beirut, where he had been an Assistant Professor for two years.

He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Social Science Journal (ISSJ) published by John Wiley and Sons.

 

Qualifications

PhD in Economics, University Sienna, Italy (2011)

MSc in Economics & Management Science, Humboldt University, Germany (2006)

 

Academic Honours

Fellowship as part of the INET project: Correlations in Complex Heterogeneous Networks (2012-2013)

Fellowship for the project: How multi-level selection and learning affects economic institutions (2011-2012)

Full doctoral scholarship for a duration of 4 years at the University of Siena (2006-2010)

 

Professional Affiliations

Senior Fellow (SFHEA), Higher Education Academy

Editor-in-Chief, International Social Science Journal, Wiley

Member of American Economic Association

Member of Middle East Studies Association

Association française d’économie politique (Lille, France)

 

email sebastian.ille@nchlondon.ac.uk

Dr Sebastian Ille's Research

My research areas of interest are microeconomics, institutional and development economics as well as behavioural and identity economics. My research aims to advance our understanding of social systems based on individual decision-making and institutions. I perceive a social system as an interconnected and interlaced process of various social norms, conventions, individual preferences and interactions. In order to better comprehend the underlying dynamics of these complex systems in which preferences and institutions co-evolve, I develop interdisciplinary methodologies that combine various approaches across the social sciences.

 

Selected Publications

‘Forced private tutoring in Egypt: Moving away from a corrupt social norm’, Ille, S.; Peacey, M., International Journal of Educational Development, 66, (2019).

‘Germany as an Immigration Country: From Denial to Integration’ Mansour-Ille, D.; Haysom, S.; Ille, S.; Hagen-Zanker; J. (2019): Jordan: Between the Making of a Nation and the Politics of Living", Mansour-Ille, D.; Mosel, I.; Ille, S.; Hagen-Zanker; J., World Commission on Displacement: Research Report on Forced Displacement (2019)

‘Can nudges affect students green behavior? A field experiment’, Cosic, A; Cosic, H; Ille, S., Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, 2 (1) (2018).

‘Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East’, Ille, S, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (eds.) Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 18(2) (2018)

‘Democratization and Inequality: Empirical Evidence for the OECD countries’, Ille, S; Risso, A; Sanchez Carrera, E Environment and Planning C, 35(6) (2017)

‘Towards Better Economic Models of Social Behaviour? Identity Economics’, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 17(1) (2017)

Rational Atrocities and State Formation: A Game Theoretic Approach to the Case of ISIS, Ille, S & Mansour, D, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 10(2) (2015)

‘The Dynamics of Norms and Convention under Local Interactions and Imitation’, International Game Theory Review, 16(3) (2014)

‘Clash of Identities: Understanding Social Conflict in Post-Arab Spring Egypt’ in Dina Mansour, Sebastian Ille & Andrew Milne (eds.), Identity, Difference and Belonging (Interdisciplinary Press, 2014)

‘The Theory of Conflict Analysis’, International Journal of Mathematics, Game Theory and Algebra, 21(2) (2013)

‘Inter-Cultural Limbo: The Dilemma of Western Education in Traditional Societies: Egypt as a Case-Study’, Mansour, D; Ille, S; Madkour, M, Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging, (Interdisciplinary Press peer-reviewed, 2013)

‘Soft Issues’ in Mergers and Acquisitions (Scholar’s Press, 2013)

 

Dr Sebastian Ille's Teaching

At NCH, Sebastian is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and teaches Economic Principles (undergraduate), Microeconomic Principles, Macroeconomic Principles, Research Design and
Data Collection (MA). (2018). He is the Director for Postgraduate Studies in Economics.

Lecturer at NCH teaching Economic Principles, and one-to-one tutorials of Introduction to Economics. (2016)

Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University, Lebanon (2014 – 2016)

Visiting Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2014)

Lecturer, University of Pisa / Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy (2014)

 

Course Development

Design, development and teaching of undergraduate course, ‘Economic Principles’ (NCH416)

Design, development and teaching of BSc course, ‘Economics of Organizations & Management’ (ECO340), Lebanese American University

Design, development and teaching of BSc course, ‘Economics of Organizations & Management’ (ECO340), Lebanese American University

Design, development and teaching of BSc course, ‘Special Topics: Behavioral Economics’ (ECO402), Lebanese American University

Design, development and teaching of MSc course, ‘Behavioral Economics’ (ECO880), Lebanese American University

Co-development and teaching of BSc course, ‘Microeconomics’ (ECO201), Lebanese American University

Co-development and teaching of BSc course, ‘Business Environment and Concepts’ (ECO201), Continuing Education Program, Lebanese American University

Design, development and teaching of BSc course, ‘Special Topics in Microeconomics’, Summer Program, Chulalongkorn University (2014)

Design, development and teaching of PhD course, ‘Evolutionary and Heterodox Game Theory’ (International Doctoral Program in Economics), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (2014)

Design, development and teaching of MSc course, ‘Introduction to Game Theory’, Pisa University (2014)

Design, development and teaching of MSc course, ‘Public Economics’, Pisa University (2014)

 

Professional Activity

Research/Policy Consultant, Overseas Development Institute, World Commission on Forced Displacement

Editor-in- Chief of the International Social Science Journal

Consultant for the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) Senate member, Lebanese American University (2016)

Peer Reviewer for Computational Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, the Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Dynamic Games and Applications, Zentralblatt MATH, Conflict Management and Peace Science, the Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation

 

Languages Spoken

Fluent in German, English, French and Italian. Proficient in Russian, and beginner in Chinese and Arabic.