Alexander W. Cappelen

 

E-mail:

Alexander.Cappelen@nhh.no

Alexander W. Cappelen

Telephone:

+47 55 959577

Fax:

+47 55 959100

Title:

Professor

Nationality:

Norwegian
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching languages:

Norwegian, English

Teaching areas:

Undergraduate:

Public Economics, Microeconomics, and Business Ethics.

Graduate:

Experimental Economics, Public Economics, Distributive Justice, Social Choice Theory

Academic positions:
  • Vice-chair, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, 2013-present
  • Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, 2006 - Present.
  • Head of centre for ethics and economics, Norwegian School of Economics, 2001–present.
  • Co-director, The Choice Lab, Norwegian School of Economics, 2011-present
  • Program director, Centre for applied research at NHH, 2008 – present
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 2014 – present
  • Member of editorial board Economics and Philosophy, 2007 – present
  • Member of the editorial board Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, 2007 – present
  • Associated researcher, Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance at the University of Oslo, 2007 – present
  • Coordinator of the web-site The Equality Exchange, 2005 – present
     

Research:

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Public Economics, Business Ethics, Social choice theory, Distributive Justice

Research in progress:

                   
  • ‘Leadership and incentives’, (co-authors Bjørn Atle Reme, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), invited resubmission Management Science.
  • ‘Face-saving or fair-minded: what motivates moral behavior?’, (co-authors Trond Halvorsen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), invited resubmission Journal of the European Economic Association. 
  •  ‘Certification and ethical production’, (co-author Tone Ognedal), invited resubmission in Economics of Governance.
  • ‘The freedom to choose undermines the willingness to redistribute’, (co-authors Sebastian Fest, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), NHH Discussion Paper 27/2014.
  • ‘You’ve got mail: a randomized field experiment on tax evasion’, (co-authors Kristina Bott, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), NHH department of Economics Discussion Paper 26/2014
  • Fairness is intuitive’, (co-authors Ulrik H. Nielsen, Bertil Tungodden, Jean-Robert Tyran, Erik Wengström, NHH Discussion Paper 09/2014
  • Willingness to compete: family matters’, (co-authors Ingvild Almås, Kjell G. Salvanes, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), NHH Discussion Paper 03/14.
  • ‘Is there a Development Gap in Rationality’, (co-authors Shachar Kariv, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), NHH department of Economics Discussion paper 08/2014,
  • Willingness to compete in a gender equal society’, (co-authors Ingvild Almås, Kjell G. Salvanes, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), NHH Discussion Paper 24/12.
  • Tax policy and fair inequality’, (co-author Bertil Tungodden), NHH Discussion Paper 03/12.
  • ‘Fairness. Desert versus Neutrality’, (co-author Bertil Tungodden).
  • ‘Fairness in bankruptcy situations: an experimental study’, (co-authors Roland Luttens, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden).
  • Modeling Individual Choices in Experiments: Random utility versus random behavior’, (co-authors Astri Drange Hole, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden).  NHH Discussion Paper 07/09.
  • ‘Fairness and the proportional principle’, (co-author Bertil Tungodden), NHH Discussion Paper 31/07.
     

Selected publications (from 2010):

                   
  • ‘An experimental study of pro-social behavior among prisoners’, (co-authors Sigbjørn Birkeland, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), forthcoming in Experimental Economics.
  • ‘Efficiency, equality and reciprocity in social preferences: A comparison of students and a representative population’, (co-authors Knut Nygaard, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), forthcoming in Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
  • Equity theory and fair inequality: a neuroeconomic study’, (co-authors Tom Eichele, Kenneth Hughdahl, Karsten Specht, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111 (43) 2014, 15368-15372.
  • ‘Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment’, (co-authors Rune Jansen Hagen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), Review of Income and Wealth, 60(1), 100-113, 2014.
  • ‘When do we lie?, (co-authors Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden),  Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations, 93, 258-265, 2013.
  • ‘Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness’, (co-authors James Konow, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), American Economic Review, 103(4), 1398-1413, 2013.
  • ‘Give and Take in Dictator Games’, (co-authors Ulrik Haagen Nielsen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Bertil Tungodden and Jean-Robert Tyran), Economics Letters, 118(2), 280-283.
  • ‘Heterogeneity in fairness views: A challenge to the mutualistic approach?’, (co-authors Bertil Tungodden), Brain and Behavioral Science, 36(1): 84-85, 2013.
  • ‘Fair tax evasion’, (co-authors Erling Barth and Tone Ognedal),  Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 38, 1-16, 2013. 
  • ‘Rich meet poor – an international experiment’, (co-authors Karl Ove Moene, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), Journal of the European Economic Association, 11(3), 574-598, 2013.
  • ‘The importance of framing and self-reported data in a dictator game with production’, (co-authors Astri Drange Hole, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), Social Choice and Welfare, 36(1), 105-120, 2011.
  • ‘Measuring unfair inequality. Theory and evidence from Norwegian data’, (co-authors Ingvild Almås, Jo Thori Lind, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), Journal of Public Economics (2011), 488-499.
  • ‘Distributive interdependencies in liberal egalitarianism’, (co-author Bertil Tungodden), Social Choice and Welfare (2011), volume 36 (1), 35-47.
  • ‘Demand for childhood vaccination: Insights from behavioural economics’, (co-authors Ottar Mæstad and Bertil Tungodden), Forum for Development Studies, 2010, volume 37, Issue 3, 349 – 364.
  • ‘Disability, freedom and responsibility”, (co-authors Ole F. Norheim and Bertil Tungodden), Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2010, volume 9, issue 4, 411-423.
  • ‘Fairness and the development of inequality acceptance’, (co-authors Ingvild Almås, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), Science, 2010, 328 (5982): 1176-1178.
  • ‘The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation’, (co-author Kjetil Bjorvatn), International Tax and Public Finance, 2010, volume 17, Number 1, 15-24.
  • ‘Responsibility for what? An experimental approach to responsibility and fairness’, (co-authors Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden), European Economic Review 2010, 54(3), 429-441.

Visiting professor/visiting scholar:

 

 

  • University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2009 and Spring 2010
  • CESifo, Univeristy of Munich, Fall 2007.
  • Harvard University, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health, Fall 2005.
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Summer 2003.
  • Columbia University, Department of Philosophy, Fall 2000.

Other interests/involvements:

 

 

  • Part of The Choice Lab, NHH
  • Program director, Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, 2008 – present.
  • Senior Advisor on corporate governance; The Bank of Norway 2005 – 2008.
  • Head of centre for ethics and economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 2001–2005.
  • Coordinator of the web-site on egalitarianism, http://mora.rente.nhh.no/projects/EqualityExchange/
  • Member of the ethics council at the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHOs Etikkutvalg).
  • Member of The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH).
  • Board member Stiftelsen Raftoprisens Fond.