PhD Defence: Trond Halvorsen

PhD Defense

24 May 2013 14:31

(updated: 18 April 2016 14:36)

PhD Defence: Trond Halvorsen

On Friday 31 May 2013 Trond Halvorsen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.

The topic of the thesis is the influence of moral motivation on economic decisions. In many cases people behave as if they care about moral arguments, but it is often hard to tell whether this is actually the case.

Through three economic experiments, the thesis illustrates how moral motives interact with other motives when subjects consider sharing their money with anonymous strangers.

The trial lecture and thesis defense will be open to the public. Copies of the thesis will be available from:

Time and place of the trial lecture and the PhD defence

Karl Borch's Auditorium, NHH, Friday 31 May, 2013.

The trial lecture will start at 10:15 and the defense at 12:15.

Prescribed topic for the trial lecture

Social Norms in Economic Analysis

Title of the thesis

Moral motivation in dictator games

Members of the evaluation committee

Professor Tore Ellingsen, Stockholm School of Economics

Researcher (PhD) Karen Evelyn Hauge, Frisch Centre

Professor Lars Mathiesen, Norwegian School of Economics, chair

Professor Karl Ove Moene, University of Oslo

Supervising committee

Professor Alexander W. Cappelen, Norwegian School of Economics, principal supervisor

Professor Erik Ø. Sørensen, Norwegian School of Economics

Professor Sigve Tjøtta, University of Bergen