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

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

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PROGRAMME 

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Thursday 14 June 

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09:30     Welcome and Introductions

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

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

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10:50     Coffee

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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”

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

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12:30     Lunch

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

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14:35     Sanjeev Goyal: “Integration and Diversity”

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15:10     Coffee

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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”

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17:00     Close

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19:00     Reception and Dinner, Exeter College

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Friday 15 June

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

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

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10:10     Coffee

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

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

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11:55     John Kay: “Radical Uncertainty”

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12:30     Lunch

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

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

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

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15:15     Coffee 

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

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

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17:00     Close

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17:30     Drinks reception