Professor Zizzo is primarily an experimental and behavioral economist, and his research is motivated by the search for more realistic empirical and theoretical foundations of economic decision-making, using mainly experimental, but also analytical and computational methods as required. He considers himself a mainstream economist, but one interested in pushing forward the boundaries of mainstream economics, and one firmly committed to a wider perspective as an interdisciplinary social scientist.
Prior to joining UQ, Professor Zizzo was the Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor of Economics in the Business School at Newcastle University, UK. In his Dean role, Professor Zizzo was primarily responsible for the research, innovation and engagement strategy of the Faculty as well as for the allocation of associated resources, and had a role in the broader co-determination of Faculty policies. Professor Zizzo was also Acting Head of Newcastle University Business School for most of an academic year.
Previously, Professor Zizzo held senior and executive roles at the University of East Anglia, UK, including as Head of the School of Economics for six years.
Professor Zizzo is a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at Australian National University and a member of the UEA Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) and of the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe).