Fairness and the moral mind

It is well established in behavioral economics and other social sciences that people are motivated by more than narrow self-interest, but our understanding of the nature and complexity of the moral mind is still fragmented and incomplete. There is significant individual heterogeneity in terms of both how much weight people assign to moral considerations and what is considered morally relevant in any given situation. 

The aim of the present workshop is to present new experimental work by young scholars on how to understand the moral mind.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

14.00 - 16.10 Paper Session 1

Ernesto M. Gavassa Perez (University of Nottingham): Moral Rules and Social Preferences in Co-operation Problems

Pau Juan Bartroli (Toulouse School of Economics): Moral Preferences in Bargaining

Frauke Stehr (Maastricht University): Dodging high impact behavior with motivated beliefs?

Jonas Pilgaard Kaiser (Aarhus University): Did Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Reduce Affective Polarizationin the U.S.? Experimental Evidence

16.10 - 16.40 Break

16.40 - 18.50 Paper Session 2

Sören Harrs (University of Cologne):Meritocractic Ideology and Preferences forRedistribution

Nina Weber (King’s College London): Prosocial Risk-Taking: Growing the Pie or Increasing your Slice

Laurenz Günther (University of Bonn): Inherited Inequality and the Dilemma of Meritocracy

Etienne Le Rossignol (London Business School): Ancestral Livelihoods and Moral Universalism: Evidence from Transhumant Pastoralist Societies

Please note that the workshop will be fully digital. 

We will send out a zoom-link to everyone who signs up.

Register your attendance

Contact Bertil Tungodden if you have any further questions about the event.