Economic Research on Identity, Norms, and Narratives (ERINN)


Cohen Quad, Exeter College, University of Oxford, 14-15 June 2018


PROGRAMME 




Thursday 14 June 


09:30     Welcome and Introductions


09:40     Julie Chitylova: “Evidence for Direct Effect of Poverty on Time Preference: An Experiment with Ultra-poor Farmers in Uganda” 


10:15     Robert Akerlof: “Narratives and the Economics of the Family” (with Paul Collier and Luis Rayo)


10:50     Coffee


11:20     Karla Hoff: “Can you tell a New Story? The Impact of Theater for Development in India on Domestic Violence and Women’s Agency”


11:55     Russell Golman: “It’s So Hot in Here: Information Avoidance, Moral Wiggle Room, and High Air Conditioning Usage” 


12:30     Lunch


14:00     Florian Hett: “Identification as a Choice”


14:35     Sanjeev Goyal: “Integration and Diversity”


15:10     Coffee


15:50     Jeff Butler: “The Causal Effect of Cultural Identity on Cooperation”

 

16:25     Michal Bauer: “Group Membership Magnifies the Dark Side of Human Social Behavior”


17:00     Close


19:00     Reception and Dinner, Exeter College




Friday 15 June


09:00     Yan Chen: “Reducing Prejudice against Muslim Americans: A Comparison of Identity-based De-biasing Interventions”


09:35     Nava Ashraf: “Altruistic Capital and Social Incentives”


10:10     Coffee


10:45     Tim Besley: “State Capacity and the Social Contract”


11:20     Justin Valasek: “Social Identity and Partisan Voting”


11:55     John Kay: “Radical Uncertainty”


12:30     Lunch


13:30     Jean-Paul Carvalho: “Identity and Inequality: The Representation Hypothesis” (with Bary Pradelski)


14:05     Bryony Reich: “The Diffusion of Innovations in Social Networks: Collectivist versus Individualist Societies.”


14:40     Erin Krupka: “Rhetoric Matters: A Social Norms Explanation for the Anomaly of Framing”  


15:15     Coffee 


15:50     George Akerlof: “Sins of Omission and the Practice of Economics” 


16:25     Maitreesh Ghatak: “Guilt, Esteem, and Motivational Investments”


17:00     Close


17:30     Drinks reception