Assessing the Causes of Alcohol-Fuelled Violence


Project aims

This project aims to answer the following questions:

  • Does alcohol consumption increase overoptimism bias?

  • Do sophisticated individuals consume less alcohol?

  • Is the increase in overoptimism bias linked to violence?


This project is funded by the British Academy. The project commenced in September 2017 and will finish in August 2018.


Dr Iain Long | Lecturer in Economics

Dr Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam | Reader

Professor Kent Matthews | Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance