Alexander Wright Cappelen

BIOGRAPHY

Alexander W. Cappelen is a professor at the Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), where his academic positions include co-director of the research group The Choice Lab, and Head of Centre for Ethics and Economics.

His research interests are behavioral, experimental and public economics, business ethics, social choice theory, political philosophy and distributive justice. Cappelen has published extensively in leading international journals.

Cappelen finished his doctoral dissertation on “Redistribution in a Divided World” at NHH in 2000, and has been Professor since 2006.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Almås, Ingvild, Cappelen, Alexander Wright, Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar, Sørensen, Erik Øiolf, Tungodden, Bertil What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence. The American Economic Review Volume 106 (5), page 296 - 302, 2016
Cappelen, Alexander Wright, Konow, James, Sørensen, Erik Øiolf, Tungodden, Bertil Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk-Taking and Fairness The American Economic Review Volume 103 (4), page 1398 - 1413, 2013
Almås, Ingvild, Cappelen, Alexander Wright, Sørensen, Erik Øiolf, Tungodden, Bertil Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance Science Volume 328 (5982), page 1176 - 1178, 2010
Cappelen, Alexander W., Hole, Astri Drange, Sørensen, Erik Ø., Tungodden, Bertil The pluralism of fairness ideals: An experimental approach The American Economic Review Volume 97 (3), page 818 - 827, 2007
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Economics and Psychology, Ethics

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