Economics serving society
Laurence Vardaxoglou

Laurence Vardaxoglou

Ph. D. student

Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Campus Jourdan PSE – 48 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

2nd floor, office R2-19

Research groups: Economics of Human Behavior
  • Political and social behavior
  • Behavioral political economy
  • Economic psychology
  • Experimental economics

Thesis Supervisor: Jacquemet Nicolas

Academic year of registration: 2021/2022

Thesis title: La désinformation change, de manière significative, les attitudes et le comportement des citoyens – fake news?

As a Researcher at Kantar Public and PhD candidate, I study the impact of ‘fake news’ on public opinion and behaviours, using survey data and experimental methods. I am in particular interested in the extent to which false claims leads us to make sub-optimal decisions, both in the context of climate change but also elections. Prior to joining Kantar Public, I worked as a consultant for communications firm Ogilvy.

I am currently working on a series of studies that explore the influence of fake news during the French Presidential election 2022. Please see below an overview of my research project.

Research notes

L'impact des fake news sur l'intention de vote à l’élection présidentielle 2022. Forthcoming. Media: Franceinfo. I also presented the results during a Kantar Public webinar.

Les Français et les soupçons de fraude électorale à l’élection présidentielle 2022. Forthcoming.

En cette année électorale, quel est l'impact de la désinformation autour du mode de scrutin ? (avec Guillaume Caline). Kantar Public. 05 April 2022.

Les sympathisants d’extrême-droite sont-ils plus crédules que les autres ? (avec Guillaume Caline). Kantar Public. 09 February 2022. Media: INfluencia.

European citizens: conflicted about climate debate and vulnerable to disinformation (with Emmanuel Rivière). Kantar Public. 16 December 2021. Media: Politico (subscribers only), Forbes, Byline Times and European Science-Media Hub. I also presented the results during a Kantar Public webinar.

Working papers

Fake news and preference-consistent voting: a potential paradox for the 2022 French presidential election. Recipient of EUR PgSE grant 2022.

Climate disinformation: the cost of green politics on the individual and corresponding belief in climate disinformation.

Effectiveness and perceived appropriateness of values-based communication in different policy contexts in 4 countries in the European Union (with colleagues from the European Commission, Behavia, Kantar Public and the University of Bath).

Opinion pieces

Présidentielle 2022 : comment mesurer l'impact des fake news sur les électeurs ? (avec Guillaume Caline). Fondation Jean Jaurès. 08 April 2022.

L'émotion : notre meilleure arme contre les fake news ? (avec Guillaume Caline). Kantar Public. 23 November 2021.

#Anti2010 : lutte contre le harcèlement en ligne et lutte contre la désinformation, même combat ? (avec Guillaume Caline). Kantar Public. 29 September 2021.