SAN FRANCESCO COMPLEX – PIAZZA S. FRANCESCO 19
This reading group represents a chance for PhD students to get a deeper understanding of the variety of research methods in Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Science. The regular meetings, held every 2 or 3 weeks, aim to use discussions to foster critical thinking and to identify strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. The emphasis is on methodology rather than on specific topics so to take advantage of our interdisciplinary community to increase spillovers across different, but intertwined, disciplines.
In each meeting, a volunteer presents and discusses an article that
i) applies a novel and rigorous methodology (such as, for example, an innovative and clean experimental design, an original theoretical contribution or a state-of-the-art econometric analysis) to examine behavior in an economically relevant context, and
ii) has been recently published in a specialized or general-interest journal with a high reputation.
The reading group is organized by Chiara Nardi (AXES) and Folco Panizza (MOBILAB).
Article: Heyman, G. M. (2021). How individuals make choices explains addiction’s distinctive, non-eliminable features. Behavioural Brain Research, 397, 112899.
Article: Mieth, L. and Buchner, A. and Bell, R. (2021). Cognitive load decreases cooperation and moral punishment in a Prisoner’s Dilemma game with punishment option. Scientific Reports, 11:24500.
Article: Scheef, J. and Jusyte, A. and Schönenberg, M. (2018) Investigating social-contextual determinants of cooperation in incarcerated violent offenders. Scientific Reports, 8:17204.
Article: Dato, S., and Nieken, P. (2020). Gender differences in sabotage: the role of uncertainty and beliefs. Experimental Economics, 23(2), 353-391.
Article: Basol, M., Roozenbeek, J., and van der Linden, S. (2020). Good news about bad news: Gamified inoculation boosts confidence and cognitive immunity against fake news. Journal of cognition, 3(1), 1-9.
May 10, 2022 – 14:00-15:30
Presenter: Juan Francisco Blázquiz Pulido
Article: Bicchieri, C., and Maras, M. (2022). Intentionality matters for third-party punishment but not compensation in trust games. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 197, 205–220.
Article: Fainmesser, I. P., and Galeotti, A. (2021). The market for online influence. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 13(4), 332-72.