New working paper by Henning Hermes, Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf & Daniel Schunk, titled "Motivating Low-Achievers - Relative Performance Feedback in Primary Schools".
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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.
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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.
NHH is now offering a permanent full-time position as a project coordinator at FAIR - Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality. Application deadline 14 November.
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.
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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!
New working paper by Pedro Carneiro (University College London), Kai Liu (University of Cambridge) and Kjell G. Salvanes: "The Supply of Skill and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform".
New working paper by Michael Lovenheim (Cornell University) and Alexander Willén: "The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining".
This Monday, the PhD Course taught by George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon), "Introduction to Behavioral Economics" started. Over 50 PhD students attended the four-day long course.
New NBER working paper by Manudeep Bhuller (University of Oslo), Gordon B. Dahl (UC San Diego), Katrine V. Løken, Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago): "Incarceration Spillovers in Criminal and Family Networks".
Why is it important to do experimental research on fairness, inequality and rationality? We sit down with some of the experts to hear what they have to say.
New published paper in Management Science by Alexander W. Cappelen, Roland Iwan Luttens, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden: "Fairness in Bankruptcies: An Experimental Study".
New published paper in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization by Mathias Ekström: "Seasonal altruism: How Christmas shapes unsolicited charitable giving".
The development of children’s preferences for equality and equity across 13 individualistic and collectivist cultures
New published article in Developmental Science by Elizabeth Huppert et al. including Bertil Tungodden: "The development of children’s preferences for equality and equity across 13 individualistic and collectivist cultures".
On Monday 6th august, the PhD Course on field experiments in education taught by Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego) started at FAIR. Over 20 PhD students and other academics attended.
New published paper in AEA Papers and Proceedings by Manudeep Bhuller (University of Oslo), Gordon B. Dahl (UC San Diego), Katrine V. Løken and Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago): "Intergenerational Effects of Incarceration".
New working paper by Manudeep Bhuller (University of Oslo), Gordon B. Dahl (UC San Diego), Katrine V. Løken and Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago): "Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment".
New published paper in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics by Cheti Nicoletti (University of York), Kjell G. Salvanes and Emma Tominey (University of York): "The Family Peer Effect on Mothers' Labor Supply".
New published paper in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics by Vincent Somville and Lore Vandewalle (The Graduate Institute Geneva): "Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural India".
New published paper in The Economic Journal by Ingvild Almås, Alex Armand (University of Navarra), Orazio Attanasio (University College London) and Pedro Carneiro (University College London): "Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers".
New published paper in Review of Economic Dynamics by Ingvild Almås and Åshild Auglænd Johnsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences): "The cost of a growth miracle – reassessing price and poverty trends in China".
FAIR research centres, CELE and The Choice Lab, have both received top grades from The Research Council of Norway after a country wide evaluation of Social Science research in Norway.
New paper in Economics Letters: "Ambiguity attitudes in the loss domain: Decisions for self versus others", from Yilong Xu, Xiaogeng Xu and Steven Tucker.
This August, we have the pleasure of offering two Phd courses, one on field experiments by Muralidharan and one introduction to behavioural economics by Loewenstein. The deadlines are approaching so apply now!
On the 20-21 of June, FAIR is hosting the 4th Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference. Professor Alexander Cappelen and Professor Bertil Tungodden are the keynote speakers.
Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June 2018 the FAIR Inaugural Conference officially opens FAIR and is the first gathering of all the members, collaborators and partners. John List, James Heckman and Marianne Bertrand will speak and there is a policy session on Poverty and Inequality.
FAIR, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, is looking for a project coordinator 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. Deadline: 24 June.
New working paper "Cooperation Creates Special Moral Obligations" from Alexander Cappelen, Varun Gauri, Bertil Tungodden.
New working paper "Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets" from Björn Bartling, Alexander W. Cappelen, Mathias Ekström, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden.
Professor Ingvild Almås has been appointed chair of the second Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM) programme of The Research Council of Norway.
New working paper "The (un)compromise effect" from Mathias Ekström.
New paper “The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners” from Aline Bütikofer, Sissel Jensen and Kjell G. Salvanes published in European Economic Review.
FAIR, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality, is looking for 1-3 students who can work as research assistants in research projects on empirical labour economics and health economics from August 2018.
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The second joint DIGSSCORE and FAIR seminar was hosted by DIGSSCORE at the University of Bergen 17th April.
New working paper "The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health" from Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise and Meghan Skira.
Professors Kjetil Bjorvatn and Bertil Tungodden have a new working paper "Empowering the disabled through savings groups: Experimental evidence from Uganda".
New published paper in Journal of Labor Economics: "Job loss and regional mobility" by Kristiina Huttunen (Aalto University School of Economics and IZA), Jarle Møen (NHH) and Kjell Gunnar Salvanes.
PhD student Øivind Schøyen has received a two-year Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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Vilde Blomhoff Pedersen and Frid Helén Hop are new research assistants at FAIR, working with administrative support, social media and workshops and conferences.
This week the 6th Spring School in Behavioural Economics is happening at University of California San Diego Rady School of Management.
PhD student Ingvild Skarpeid is a Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) catalyst.
New possibility for a master's thesis on the development of fairness preferences at FAIR with Alexander W. Cappelen as supervisor.
New paper in Labour Economics: "The Heterogeneous Effects of Education on Crime: Evidence from Danish Administrative Twin Data".
FAIR has won the Bergen Awards for Best Research group or researcher in 2018!
New paper published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology: “The Future and the Will: Planning requires self-control, and ego depletion leads to planning aversion”, by Hallgeir Sjåstad (postdoc at NHH/FAIR) and Roy Baumeister (Florida State University).
There are three PhD positions in FAIR projects you can apply for now. The deadline is 1. February.
New paper in the Journal of Human Resources "Missing Work Is a Pain: The Effect of Cox-2 Inhibitors on Sickness Absence and Disability Pension Receipt " by Aline Bütikofer (NHH) and Meghan M. Skira (University of Georgia).
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".
The annual Meeting of the Norwegian Association for Economists is hosted by NHH and the keynote speakers are Professors Alexander W. Cappelen, Kjell Gunnar Salvanes, Bertil Tungodden, Ingvild Almås and Ola Kvaløy.
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