Fairness, Responsibility and Reciprocity in Economics

ETI502 Fairness, Responsibility and Reciprocity in Economics

  • Topics

    Topics

    Fairness vs Welfare

    Fairness and responsibility

    Fairness in experiments

    Pluralism of fairness ideals

    Fairness and reciprocity

    Implications for economic theory

    Policy Implications

  • Teaching

    Teaching

    Lectures and paper sessions.

  • Required prerequisites

    Required prerequisites

    No spesific.

  • Requirements for course approval

    Requirements for course approval

    No spesific.

  • Assessment

    Assessment

    Written paper (15 pages)

  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Grading: pass / fail.

  • Objective/course outline

    Objective/course outline

    The course has three main objectives. The first objective is to give students an introduction to contemporary normative theories of fair distribution, with a particular focus on notions of responsibility and reciprocity. The second objective is to present recent research in experimental economics and attempts to analyse the role of fairness considerations in economic decisions. The third objective is to discuss the implications of these results for economics theory and various policy questions.

  • Computer tools

    Computer tools

    None.

  • Semester

    Semester

    Not offered academic year 2010/2011 

  • Literature

    Literature

    To be completed

Overview

ECTS Credits
7.5
Teaching language
English.
Semester
Autumn

Course responsible

Alexander Cappelen, Bertil Tungodden, James Konow and others, Centre for Ethics and Economics and Department of Economics