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Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar

The Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar are a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

The 2017/18 winter semester series will be held at Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin, Schumpeter Saal, on Thursdays from 3:00-4:15 pm and 4:45-6:00 pm unless otherwise stated.

Winter semester 2017/18

October 19 (Eleanor Dulles Room, 5.2.010)

  • 4:45 pm Peter Bednarik, University of Vienna, on "Competition promotes helping behavior via indirect reciprocity"
  • Peter Hammerstein, Humboldt University Berlin, on „The evolution of social learning and its economic consequences“ (cancelled)

October 26 (WZB)

  • 3:00 pm Daniel Chen, Toulouse School of Economics, on "Ideas have consequences: The impact of law and economics on american justice" (room A 300)
  • 4:45 pm Simon Weidenholzer, University of Essex, on "Copy trading" (room A 305)

November 9

  • 3:00 pm Karina Held, University of Magdeburg, on "Inducing stress in an economist’s lab: Anti-social behavior under acute stress"
  • 4:45 pm Steve Leider, University of Michigan, on "Designing incentives for startup teams: Form and timing of equity contracting"

November 16

  • 3:00 pm Bob Hammond, North Carolina State University, on "Sequential school choice: Theory and evidence from the field and lab"
  • 4:45 pm Emanuel Vespa, University of California, Santa Barbara, on "Probabilistic states versus multiple certainties: The obstacle of risk in contingent reasoning"

November 23

  • 3:00 pm Sebastian Fehrler, University of Konstanz, on "Negotiating cooperation under uncertainty: Communication in noisy, indefinitely repeated interactions"
  • 4:45 pm Heather Sarsons, Harvard University, on "Interpreting signals: evidence from medical referrals"

November 30

  • 3:00 pm Julie Chytilová, CERGE – Economics Institute, Prague, on "Acting in groups elevates antisocial behavior: Evidence from large-scale experiments in Europe and Africa"
  • 4:45 pm Jonathan de Quidt, IIES Stockholm, on "Implicit preferences inferred from choice"

December 07

  • 3:00 pm Lawrence Choo, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, on "Whistleblowing and diffusion of responsibility. An experiment"
  • 4:45 pm Giorgio Coricelli, University of Southern California, on "Dynamic regret aversion"

December 14 (Eleanor Dulles Room, 5.2.010)

  • 3:00 pm Marta Serra Garcia, University of California, San Diego, on "Time-inconsistent charitable giving"
  • 4:45 pm Maria Bigoni, University of Bologna, on "Money is more than memory"

January 11 (room 2.3.020)

  • 4:45 pm Siri Isaksson, Stockholm School of Economics, on "It takes two: Gender differences in group work"

January 18

  • 4:45 pm Urs Fischbacher, University of Konstanz, on "Incentives for conformity and disconformity"

January 25

  • 3:00 pm Jeroen van de Ven, University of Amsterdam, on "The power and limits of sequential communication in coordination games"
  • 4:45 pm Theo Offerman, University of Amsterdam, on  "A market for honesty: Fighting corruption in education"

February 01

  • 3:00 pm Stéphane Luchini, CNRS and Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), on "Testimony under oath - an experimental test"
  • 4:45 pm Loukas Balafoutas, University of Innsbruck, on "Rehabilitation and social behavior: Experiments in prison"

February 08

  • 3:00 pm Diemo Urbig, University of Wuppertal, on "Entrepreneurship and competition: Do competitive intensity and individual competitiveness matter for selection into entrepreneurship"

February 21 

  • 4:45 pm Matthias Sutter, University of Cologne


Summer semester 2018 preview

April 26

  • 3:00 pm Peter Werner, Maastricht University, on "CO2 Trading - Design and Behavior"

May 3

  • 3:00 pm Astrid Hopfensitz, Toulouse School of Economics
  • 4:45 pm Thomas Stratmann, George Mason University

May 17

  • 3:00 pm Emma von Essen, Aarhus University
  • 4:45 pm Jose Apesteguia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

May 24

  • 3:00 pm Jura Liaukonyte, Cornell University

May 31

  • 3:00 pm Rigissa Megalokonomou, University of Queensland