Results from a FAIR experiment suggest that informal declarations of mutual trust can reduce dishonesty in the Norwegian population. The research is presented at The Christie Conference 27 April.
News from fair
FAIR is pleased to announce an open position as Research Data Manager.
Chr. Michelsen Institute, the Department of Economics at the University of Bergen, and FAIR would like to welcome you to the 19th NCDE conference, 15 - 16 June 2021.
FAIR is welcoming five researchers to the team this year.
At FAIR we celebrate International Women’s Day, by promoting our focus on gender equality in academia.
FAIR researcher, Sara Abrahamsson to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Our online sessions are back for the spring semester 2021.
Our Assistant Professor, Henning Hermes, was appointed as a new Research Affiliate at CEPR.
FAIR welcomes our new Head of Administration, Maja Dame.
Kjetil Bjorvatn has released a new textbook in microeconomics.
FAIR researchers presenting at the Annual Meeting for the American Economic Association.
FAIR is involved in three projects that have received funding from the Research Council of Norway.
This month VoxDevLit was launched and its first piece is Lit on Training Entrepreneurs, with Kjetil Bjorvatn amongst the co-editors.
FAIR søker studentassistent som kan bistå administrasjonen med rapporteringer og administrasjonsoppgaver.
FAIR is pleased to announce vacancies in the Ph.D. specialization in Economics.
FAIR Insight Team invites you to the ninth episode of "Coffee with...".
3SAT will be broadcasting a documentary on social justice on 5th November, 20:15.
FAIR has now three open positions in Behavioural Economics and Labor Economics
The workshop: "Fairness and the moral mind" will be on Zoom on Wednesday, November 4.
Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) is a multi-disciplinary research program consisting of thirteen European projects.
The workshop: "Fairness and the moral mind" is open for submissions.
FAIR researcher Katrine Vellesen Løken will participate in the KÅKÅnomics festival in Stavanger this week.
The Department of Economics is looking for student assistants for the spring term of 2021.
FAIR Professor to the EEA Executive Committee
This fall FAIR introduces an online session series. Here you will find an overview of our planned online events for the fall semester 2020.
Together with the Macroeconomics, Risk and Sustainability group, FAIR received a 1.5 million from the Research Council of Norway (ISPSAM program)
FAIR researchers Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, and Bertil Tungodden have written a chapter titled “Fair and Unfair Income Inequality” for the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (2020).
The new project, Women's Leadership in Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) has received funding for three years.
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 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.