Most people believe themselves to be better than average drivers. But robot cars can be vastly superior. That could save both money and human lives.
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Associate Professor Aline Bütikofer has recieved a 8 million NOK grant from The Research Council of Norway for the project "Reducing Inequality Through Complementarities in Investments in Education and Health".
François Libois and Vincent Somville have published "Fertility, household size and poverty in Nepal" in World Development. In the paper they study how fertility affects household size, composition and poverty in Nepal.
How should you distribute income so that you keep the fair inequalities (that derive from the freedom to choose), but not the unfair inequalities (that dervie from difference in opportunities)? Cappelen and Tungodden writes in Social Choice and Welfare.
Johan Egebark and Mathias Ekström test in their new paper "Liking what others 'Like': using Facebook to identify determinants of conformity" whether users are more prone to support content if someone else has "Liked" it before.
Christmas is when people are expected to act selfessly for the well-being of others, but are we actually more generous at this time of the year? Mathias Ekström has studied our donor behavior.
Can supporting pre-school education improve educational outcomes for the children and business development for the mothers? A new FAIR project in Uganda will address these issues.
This week Henning Müller started at FAIR as an Assistant Professor.
Who should manage Norway’s enormous oil wealth? Should Norway’s ‘Oil Fund’ be moved out of Norges Bank? Three NHH researchers outline possible solutions.
PhD students Charlotte Ringdal and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen have a working paper on "Household bargaining and spending on children: Experimental evidence from Tanzania."
Aline Bütikofer and Giovanni Peri have a new working paper on "The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills on Migration Decisions." Their evidence suggests that adaptability reduces the psychological cost of migrating, whereas cognitive skills...
Watch the Agnar Sandmo Lecture given by Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This week Forskningsdagene is happening all over Norway and Cappelen, Risa and Tungodden will contribute here in Bergen.
The Centre for Business Economics is a new research group at NHH which will focus on the functioning of firms, markets and organizations.
«I normally shy away from use of the word inequality, but it's become such a hot topic that it becomes harder and harder to do that» (Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond).
FAIR is hosting the Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference in Bergen in June 2018 and they are announcing the call for papers.
Kjetil Bjorvatn lectured on inequality and sharing at Høgskolen i Molde (Molde University College) as part of Bjørnsonfestivalen.
Professor Katrine Vellesen Løken at FAIR-CELE has recieved an ERC starting grant for the project CIVICS - Criminality, Victimization and Social Interactions
Today the internal kick off of the new Centre of Excellence FAIR - Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality took place.
With 18 million Euro NORFACE will fund thirteen transnational research projects. Two of the projects involve researchers at CELE.