The new project, Women's Leadership in Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) has received funding for three years.
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This week the European Economic Association (EEA) is hosting its 35th annual congress and FAIR is proud to see so many of our own to be involved in the first virtual congress of the EEA.
FAIR is hiring 2-3 students as research assistants to several research projects
Professor Kjetil Bjorvatn is described as engaging lecturer with tremendous knowledge of his field and for his pedagogical abilities and his efforts to include current issues in the curriculum.
New paper accepted for publication by Hallgeir Sjåstad (SNF/FAIR Insight Team) in the journal Self and Identity
From June 15 – 17, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is hosting a research webinar on Children’s Health, Well-Being, and Human Capital Formation. Professor Kjell G. Salvanes is one of the workshop organizers.
New published paper by FAIR-affiliate Charlotte Ringdal (University of Amsterdam) in AEA Papers & Proceedings, Spousal Disagreement in Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence in Kenya", together with Johannes Haushofer (Princeton University), Jeremy Shapiro (ECFR) and Xiao Yu Wang (Duke).
We are so saddened to hear about the recent passing of Alberto Alesina. He has been a great inspiration for our research and we honor his memory with great gratitude. Last year we had the pleasure of sitting down with Alberto Alesina. In this video you can see him in conversation with Professor Kjetil Bjorvatn on inequality, social mobility and preferences for redistribution in the United States and Europe.
New published paper by Alexander Cappelen, John List (University of Chicago), Anya Samek (University of Southern California) and Bertil Tungodden in the Journal of Political Economy, titled “The Effect of Early-Childhood Education on Social Preferences”.
Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-Seeking than Scandinavians?
New published paper by Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden in the Journal of Political Economy, titled "Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-Seeking than Scandinavians?".
Alexander Cappelen will be giving an online Seminar this Thursday on “Fairness Across the World: Preferences and Beliefs”, and you can join in!
FAIR Insight Team invites you to the seventh episode of "Coffee with...". In this video you can see Researcher Julian Vedeler Johnsen in conversation with Anna Aizer on the inheritance of poverty.
Leading Norwegian economists have recently launched a platform for independent analyses of the Corona crisis. Katrine V. Løken and Kjell G. Salvanes from FAIR are two of the initiators.
The FAIR annual report is now available online. You can read it in full length here, alongside a statement from Centre Director Bertil Tungodden.
FAIR Insight team has received funding from The Research Council of Norway and The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for two exciting projects regarding recycling and dropout from higher education.
New published paper by Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team), Roy Baumeister and Michael Ent in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, titled "Greener grass or sour grapes? How people value future goals after initial failure".
On 12 March, 2020, the Norwegian Government decided among other things to close all universities until further notice to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
FAIR is hosting a workshop for current and prospective PhD students on the use of lab-in-the field experiments in developing countries or working on behavioral economics in general. The workshop is a joint initiative of BEDERG, CBESS at the University of East Anglia, and FAIR.
The Norwegian School of Economics and FAIR invite female students to a meeting illuminating the diverse career paths possible for economists. The deadline for registration is 5 March.
New published paper by Michael Ent, Hallgeir Sjåstad, William von Hippel and Roy Baumeister in Evolution and Human Behavior, titled "Helping behavior is non-zero-sum: Helper and recipient autobiographical accounts of help".
The 19th NCDE conference is organised from 16 to 17 June at the Norwegian School of Economics. Keynote speakers are Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University) and Tessa Bold (Stockholm University).
The 15th Nordic Summer Institute in Labor Economics will be organized by FAIR the 11 to 12 May at the Norwegian School of Economics. The purpose of the meeting is to gather the best labor scholars in the Nordic countries.
FAIR, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, is hiring 10-12 students as research assistants to help with practical support for several research projects.
FAIR Insight Team invites you to the sixth episode of "Coffee with...". In this video you can see Professor Kjetil Bjorvatn in conversation with Lise Vesterlund on gender gaps.
New published paper by Tatiana Homonoff (New York University), Barton Willage (Louisiana State University) and Alexander Willén in the Journal of Health Economics, titled "Rebates as incentives: The effects of a gym membership reimbursement program".
Entitled to Leave: the impact of Unemployment Insurance Eligibility on Employment Duration and Job Quality
New working paper by Laura Khoury, Clément Brébion (Paris School of Economics) and Simon Briole (Paris School of Economics), titled "Entitled to Leave: the impact of Unemployment Insurance Eligibility on Employment Duration and Job Quality"
New published paper by Anders Böhlmark (Stockholm University) and Alexander Willén in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, titled "Tipping and the Effects of Segregation".
New working paper by Thomas Buser (University of Amsterdam), Alexander Cappelen, Uri Gneezy (Rady School of Management, UCSD), Moshe Hoffman (MIT and Harvard) and Bertil Tungodden, titled "Competitiveness, gender and handedness: a large-sample intercultural study".
FAIR is hiring a full time centre coordinator to join our administrative staff, who will work closely with both the administration and faculty. Read the full job description and find contact information here.
New working paper by Vincent Somville, titled "Having a Daughter Reduces Male Violence Against a Partner".
New working paper by Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team) and Roy Baumeister (University of Queensland), titled “Fast optimism, slow realism? Causal evidence for a two-step model of future thinking”.
New published paper by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen and Vincent Somville (FAIR) in World Development, titled "The customer is king: Evidence on VAT compliance in Tanzania".
New published paper in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics by Kjetil Bjorvatn (FAIR), Tigabu Degu Getahun (Ethiopian Development Research Institute) and Sandra Kristine Halvorsen (FAIR).
FAIR is involved in three projects that have received funding from the Research Council of Norway.
New working paper titled "If You Could Read My Mind—An Experimental Beauty-Contest Game with Children" by Henning Hermes (FAIR) and Daniel Schunk (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz).
New published paper in Magma by Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team), titled "Algorithm aversion: An old problem with new implications" (in Norwegian).
New accepted paper in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, titled "The Development of Social Comparisons and Sharing Behavior Across 12 Countries". Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden are among the co-authors.
In 2018, a group of researchers at the Norwegian School of Economics set off to map the fairness preferences of people around the world. What they discovered is a truly novel data set on the nature of inequality acceptance across the globe.
FAIR has two open positions in Labour Economics, one Postdoctoral position in Applied Labour Economics and Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Labour Economics.
New working paper by Bjørn Sætrevik (UiB) and Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team): “Failed pre-registered replication of mortality salience effects in traditional and novel measures.”
New working paper by Aline Bütikofer, Katrine V. Løken and Alexander Willén, titled "Building Bridges and Widening Gaps: Efficiency Gains and Equity Concerns of Labor Market Expansions".
The 45th IAREP conference will be hosted by The School of Business and Law at the University of Agder (UiA) June 2020, in Kristiansand, Norway. Bertil Tungodden is one of the keynote speakers.
FAIR is looking for a project coordinator in a 3 year long position for the Childhood Gap project, a key project at FAIR. You will plan and run pilots, surveys and experiments and be a part of the FAIR administration. The deadline is 3 November.
New working paper by Julie Riise (UiB), Barton Willage (Louisiana State University) & Alexander Willén (FAIR), titled "Can Female Doctors Cure the Gender STEMM Gap? Evidence from Randomly Assigned General Practitioners".
New working paper by Andrew Vonasch and Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team), titled “Future-orientation (as trait and state) promotes reputation-protective choice in moral dilemmas”.
This week, Professor Lise Vesterlund (University of Pittsburgh) is teaching a PhD Course at FAIR. The topic of the four day long course is Identification Through Experiments: The Cases of Gender Differences in the Labor Market and the Study of Charitable Giving.
New working paper by Katrine Nødtvedt, Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team), Siv Skard, Helge Thorbjørnsen and Jay Van Bavel: “Racial bias in the sharing economy and the role of trust”.
New working paper by Vincent Somville (FAIR) and Lore Vandewalle (Graduate Institute Geneva), titled "Access to banking, savings and consumption smoothing in rural India".
New working paper by Henning Hermes, Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf & Daniel Schunk, titled "Motivating Low-Achievers - Relative Performance Feedback in Primary Schools".
Self-regulation Training and Job Search Behavior: A Natural Field Experiment Within an Active Labor Market Program
New working paper by Eva M. Berger, Henning Hermes, Guenther Koenig, Felix Schmidt & Daniel Schunk, titled "Self-regulation Training and Job Search Behavior: A Natural Field Experiment Within an Active Labor Market Program".
This Monday, a PhD course taught by Ran Abramitzky (Stanford) started. The topic of the course was "European Economic History", and we were happy to welcome PhD students from different institutions to Bergen and FAIR for the four-day long course.
Self-serving optimism in hedonic prediction: People predict a bright future for themselves and their friends, but not for their enemies
New working paper by Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team), Siv Skard, Helge Thorbjørnsen and Elisabeth Norman, titled "Self-serving optimism in hedonic prediction: People predict a bright future for themselves and their friends, but not for their enemies".
From June 24-28, 2019, FAIR is hosting the Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (SSSI) together with Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) at The Center for the Economics of Human Development at University of Chicago.
FAIR, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, søker 1-2 studenter som kan jobbe med støtte til et forskningsprosjekt om kjønnsforskjeller i tidlig karriere.
New working paper by Britta Augsburg, Bet Caeyers and Bansi Malde titled "Can Micro-Credit Support Public Health Subsidy Programs?"
New published paper by Britta Augsburg, Bet Caeyers, Sara Giunti, Bansi Malde and Susanna Smets in Ideas For India - for more evidence-based policy, titled "Labelled loans and sanitation investments".
You can now find the full FAIR annual report online! Read about who we are and what we did in 2018.
New working paper by Fanny Landaud titled "From Employment to Engagement? Stable Jobs, Temporary Jobs, and Cohabiting Relationships".
New working paper by Ingvild Almås, Maximilian Auffhammer, Tessa Bold, Ian Bolliger, Aluma Dembo, Solomon M. Hsiang, Shuhei Kitamura, Edward Miguel, and Robert P. Pickmans, titled "Destructive Behavior, Judgment, and Economic Decision-making under Thermal Stress".
New published paper by Hallgeir Sjåstad and Roy F. Baumeister in the journal "Motivation and Emotion", titled "Moral self‐judgment is stronger for future than past actions".
New working paper by Alexander W. Cappelen, Johanna Mollerstrom, Bjørn-Atle Reme and Bertil Tungodden, titled "A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior".
Evidence that prenatal testosterone transfer from male twins reduces the fertility and socioeconomic success of their female co-twins
New published paper by Aline Bütikofer, David N. Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Christopher W. Kuzawa, and Kjell G. Salvanes in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science).
A new accepted paper by Alexander Cappelen, John List, Anya Samek and Bertil Tungodden in the Journal of Political Economy, titled "The Effect of Early Childhood Education on Social Preferences"
New published paper by Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge and Armando José Garcia Pires in the Small Business Economics Journal, titled "Gender, formality, and entrepreneurial success"
New accepted paper in Management Science by Kristina M. Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden titled "You’ve got mail: A randomised field experiment on tax evasion".
New working paper by Ingvild Almås, Johannes Haushofer, and Jeremy P. Shapiro in The National Bureau of Economic Research, titled "The Income Elasticity for Nutrition: Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya".
New published paper by Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team) in Judgment and Decision Making, titled “Short-sighted greed? Focusing on the future promotes reputation-based generosity"
New working paper by Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch and Bertil Tungodden, titled "The Boy Crisis: Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind"
Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?
New forthcoming paper in The Journal of Political Economy by Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden titled "Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?"
New working paper by FAIR Affiliated postdoctoral researcher Charlotte Ringdal, with Johannes Haushofer, Jeremy P. Shapiro and Xiao Yu Wang, titled "Income Changes and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya"
New published paper in The Review of Economic Studies by Marianne Bertrand, Sandra E. Black, Sissel Jensen and Adriana Lleras-Muney.
New working paper by Ingar Haaland and Christopher Roth, titled "Beliefs About Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies".
This week the 7th Spring School in Behavioral Economics is taking place at University of California San Diego Rady School of Management.
New published paper by Henning Hermes, Florian Hett, Mario Mechtel, Felix Schmidt, Daniel Schunk and Valentin Wagner in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
New accepted paper in the journal Management Science, by Kjetil Bjorvatn, Alexander W. Cappelen, Linda Helgesson Sekei, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden.
FAIR, Center for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, is looking for a research assistant who can support behavioral research projects as soon as possible.
New working paper by Patrick Bennett and Amine Ouazad, titled Job Displacement, Unemployment, and Crime: Evidence from Danish Microdata and Reforms.
New working paper by Alexander L.P. Willén and David Jaume, titled Oh Mother: The Neglected Impact of School Disruptions.
Employment Effects of Healthcare Policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA Black Box Warning on Antidepressants
New working paper by Aline Bütikofer, Cristopher Cronin and Meghan Skira, titled Employment Effects of Healthcare Policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA Black Box Warning on Antidepressants.
New paper by Hallgeir Sjåstad (SNF/FAIR Insight Team) and Helge Thorbjørnsen (NHH) in Magma: Can «nudging»-interventions contribute to long-lasting behavior change? The paper is written in Norwegian.
FAIR, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, søker to studenter som kan jobbe med støtte til forskningsprosjekter innenfor empirisk arbeidsmarkedsøkonomi fra januar/februar 2019.
New accepted paper, "The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining" by Michael F. Lovenheim and Alexander Willén, will be published in The American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
New grant: The (Unintended) labor market effects of Sweden´s self-correcting pay-as-you-go pension system
Alexander Willén has recieved a research grant from the Institute for Evaluation of Labor market and Education Policy (IFAU).
New forthcoming paper by Alexander Willén and Anders Böhlmark will be published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, titled "Tipping and the Effects of Segregation".
New working paper titled "Accountability and taxation: Experimental evidence" from Ingrid Hoem Sjursen.
FAIR Insight Team invites you to the fifth episode of "Coffee with..."
New working paper from Anna Aizer, Paul J. Devereux and Kjell G. Salvanes, titled "Grandparents, Moms, or Dads? Why Children of Teen Mothers Do Worse in Life"
New published paper by Aline Bütikofer, Eirin Mølland and Kjell G. Salvanes, titled "Childhood nutrition and labor market outcomes: Evidence from a school breakfast program" in the Journal of Public Economics.
New published paper, in the Journal of the European Economic Association, titled "Ethnically Biased? Experimental Evidence from Kenya", by Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Simon Galle, Edward Miguel, Daniel N. Posner, Bertil Tungodden and Kelly Zhang.
The Research Council of Norway has funded a 4 year long project on VAT compliance in Tanzania. The project is led by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (CMI) and is hosted by CMI. Among the team members are Vincent Somville from FAIR and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen affiliated with FAIR.
New working paper “The Customer is King: Evidence on VAT Compliance in Tanzania” by Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (CMI), Cecilie Kagoma (Tanzania Revenue Authority), Ephraim Mdee (Tanzania Revenue Authority), Ingrid Hoem Sjursen and Vincent Somville.
NHH invites applicants for positions available at FAIR; two postdoctoral positions, in Development Economics and Applied Labor Economics, and one Assistant/Associate Professor position in Behavioural Economics.
New published paper by Katrine V. Løken, Kjell Erik Lommerud and Katrine Holm Reiso: "Single mothers and their children: Evaluating a work-encouraging welfare reform", in Journal of Public Economics.
FAIR Insight Team invites you to the fourth episode of "Coffee with..."
New working paper, "Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility", by Aline Bütikofer, Antonio Dalla-Zuanna and Kjell G. Salvanes.
Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives
New working paper by Alexander W. Cappelen, Cornelius Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden: "Second-best fairness under limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives".
Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden have contributed with a book chapter, called "Tax Policy and Fair Inequality", in this newly published book edited by Martin O'Neill and Shepley Orr.
Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden have been appointed associate editors at the Journal of Political Economy, one of the oldest and most prestigious journals in economics, presenting significant research in economic theory and practice since 1892.
Consciousness of the Future as a Matrix of Maybe: Pragmatic Prospection and the Simulation of Alternative Possibilities
New published paper in Psychology of Consciousness by Roy Baumeister (University of Queensland/Florida State University), Heather Maranges (Florida State University) and Hallgeir Sjåstad (FAIR Insight Team/SNF): «Consciousness of the Future as a Matrix of Maybe: Pragmatic Prospection and the Simulation of Alternative Possibilities.»
This autumn we welcome seven new people at FAIR! We are very happy that Alexander, Fanny, Hallgeir, Julian, Pablo, Arne and Eirik are joining us. Welcome!