Lata Gangadharan is a Professor of Economics and Joe Isaac Chair of Business and Economics at Monash Business School.

She is an experimental and behavioural economist. A key focus of her research has been on developing novel experimental methods to study economic and social institutions.

Her recent research focuses on incentives and preferences and addresses the following topics: peer sanctioning to mitigate the effect of social and environmental dilemmas, propensity for prosocial and antisocial behaviour, incentives for compliance and auditing, and gender and social identity.

Lata’s research has been published in several general interest and field journals, such as Science, Nature Communications, American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Experimental Economics and Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization.

She is currently a Co-Editor of Experimental Economics and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.