Behavioral Economics Workshop

The workshop is organized by Bertil Tungodden, Alexander W. Cappelen, Georg Weizsäcker and Dirk Engelmann.


9:30 Welcome Coffee

9:55 Welcome Remarks: Lisa Bruttel

10:00-11:30 SESSION 1, Chair Dirk Engelmann

10:00-10:30 Pallavi Prabhakar (NHH): Can voters’ beliefs about state performance be changed? An RCT in India

10:30-11:00 Yiming Liu (WZB/HU): Gender Gap in Merit-Based College Admissions

11:00-11:30 Catalina Franco (NHH): Correct answer location affects performance in a high-stakes academic test

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:30 SESSION 2, Chair Alexander Cappelen

12:00-12:30 Mira Fischer (WZB): Does the Support for Behavioral Policies Depend on Why They Work? Representative Evidence on the Relevance of Psychological Mechanisms

12:30-13:00 Mathias Ekström (NHH): The impact of premiums and default deductibles on selection and moral hazard in the car insurance market: Evidence from a randomized field experiment

13:00-13:30 Muhammed Bulutay (TU): Rebuilding Trust: Correcting Misperceptions of Central Bank Projection Accuracy

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 SESSION 3, Chair Bertil Tungodden

14:30-15:00 Daniel Carvajal (NHH): The role of social context on prosocial behavior

15:00-15:30 Hande Erkut (WZB): Why Do People Overwork: Image Concerns or Prosocial Motives?

15:30-16:00 Weijia Wang (NHH): Let Them Race: The role of beliefs and fairness views on incentivizing others

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 SESSION 4, Chair Dorothea Kübler

16:30-17:00 Piotr Evdokimov (HU): Cognitive Ability and Perceived Disagreement in Learning

17:00-17:30 Kjetil Bjorvatn (NHH): Promises to promote honesty: Evidence from Norway and the United States

17:30-18:00 Joanna Bryson (Hertie): Uses and consequences of costly punishment across populations

18:00 Closing remarks: Georg Weizsäcker

19:00 Dinner at Labuca Berlin, Grolmanstr. 21
(S-Bahn Savignyplatz)