Fulbright scholar set to broaden research in US

20 Feb 2024

UQ School of Economics PhD candidate Kieran Gibson has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Mr Gibson is a behavioural economist and is heading to the University of California, San Diego to study the underlying reasons why people engage in helpful behaviour.

“My research will give policy makers a toolkit of incentives that amplify our existing tendencies to be helpful, rather than undermine them,” he said.

“I’m excited to work with a leading researcher in my field on a new project about incentives and charitable contributions.”

The Fulbright Scholarship Program gives Australian researchers the opportunity to take part in an academic and cultural exchange at a US institution. 

Mr Gibson is one of four UQ researchers who will travel to the US to solve global challenges with their international counterparts.

Read more about UQ's Fulbright scholars.