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Conferencia 2013: Klaus Abbink (Monash University, Australia)

28-06-2013 | Ciclo de Conferencias

KlausEl Centro de Investigación en Epistemología de las Ciencias Económicas (CIECE) tiene el agrado de invitarlo a la Conferencia: “The Dark Side: Anti-social preferences in economic experiments”, a cargo del Profesor Klaus Abbink (Monash University, Australia).

La misma es organizada por el CIECE en el marco del Proyecto PICT “Tipos de modelos económicos, mecanismos y aplicaciones: un análisis epistemológico y filosófico” junto al Área Epistemología de la Economía del IIEP-BAIRES y se llevará a cabo el próximo Viernes 5 de Julio de 10 a 12:30 hs en el Aula 225A Sector Posgrado de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la UBA.

 “The Dark Side: Anti-social preferences in economic experiments”

Abstract

“The defining figure of neoclassical economic theory, the homo oeconomicus, has long been challenged by both experimental economics and social psychology. People are, as we now know from many experimental studies on dictator games, ultimatum games or public good games, not own-payoff maximising egoists, but compassionate social beings who care about fairness and the well-being of others. However, the focus on kind behaviour in the literature may be inappropriately one-sided. In a series of experiments presented here we ask whether there is also adark side of human behaviour. We show that nastiness, which we define as a genuine pleasure derived from lowering the well-being of others, is a common trait in humans. We explore strategic situations in which spite and nastiness can result in disastrous outcomes, and which institutional arrangements exacerbate or harness the effects of nastiness.”

Esperamos contar con su presencia y agradecemos su difusión.

Saludamos atentamente,

CIECE.