F. (Francesca) Giardini, PhD

Assistant professor


Research interests

From The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, to products' reviews on eBay, or to friends recommending restaurants and books, we are immersed in a network of evaluations about individuals, places, goods, companies or even institutions. Knowing others' reputations allows us to make predictions about their behaviors, and being effective in managing one's own reputation is crucial for social inclusion. 

In my research I am interested in identifying the conditions under which reputation and gossip might support or hamper cooperation in different setting. I am especially interested in social sustainability and on the mechanisms promoting it. I recently started working on the network dynamics of cooperation in organizations. 

  1. Joint Production Motivation in Interdisciplinary Networks

    Teekens, T., Giardini, F., Zuidersma, J. & Wittek, R., 20-Jun-2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

  2. Comment le commeráge et la réputation peuvent promouvoir des comportements moraux chez l'etre humain

    Giardini, F. & Conte, R., 2019, Morale et cognition. Heintz, M. & Rivoal, I. (eds.). Paris: Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre, p. 195-212 18 p. (Colloque de Cerisy).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

  3. "Someone told me": Preemptive reputation protection in communication

    Giardini, F., Fitneva, S. A. & Tamm, A., 24-Apr-2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 4, 15 p., e0200883.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Silence Is Golden. Six Reasons Inhibiting the Spread of Third-Party Gossip

    Giardini, F. & Wittek, R. P. M., 13-May-2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 11 p., 1120.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  1. Understanding reputation

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  2. Language and networks for reputation-based cooperation

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