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dr. M. (Margarita) Leib

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Microeconomics

Visiting address
  • Roetersstraat 11
  • Room number:E7.23
Postal address
  • Postbus 15867
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
Contact details
  • profile

    I am a PhD candidate at  CREED - the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making and at the Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). I hold a master degree in Social Psychology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Management from BGU as well.

    I am interested in decision making and behavioral ethics. I study the dark side of pro sociality, specifically how people's pro social tendencies, such as reciprocity and cooperation, leads to breaking ethical rules and corruption. Additionally, I am interested in the underlying mechanisms (e.g., attention allocation) that enables people to create justifications for their lies.

  • Publications


    • Leib, M., Moran, S., & Shalvi, S. (2019). Dishonest helping and harming after (un)fair treatment. Judgment and Decision Making, 14(4), 423–439. [details]
    • Leib, M., Pittarello, A., Gordon-Hecker, T., Shalvi, S., & Roskes, M. (2019). Loss framing increases self-serving mistakes (but does not alter attention). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85, [103880]. [details]




    • Fine, A., van Rooij, B., Feldman, Y., Shalvi, S., Scheper, E., Leib, M., & Cauffman, E. (2016). Rule orientation and behavior: Development and validation of a scale measuring individual acceptance of rule violation. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 22(3), 314-329. [details]
    • Shalvi, S., Weisel, O., Kochavi-Gamliel, S., & Leib, M. (2016). Corrupt collaboration: A behavioral ethics approach. In J-W. van Prooijen, & P. A. M. van Lange (Eds.), Cheating, Corruption, and Concealment: The Roots of Dishonesty (pp. 134-148). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]



    • Leib, M., & Shalvi, S. (Accepted/In press). Justifications as a threat to honesty: a behavioral ethics approach. In Honesty, Integrity, and Truth-Seeking Oxford University Press.
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