Agenda

May
28
Tue
2024
Ryan Oprea (UC Santa Barbara) – Simplicity Equivalents
May 28 @ 11 h 00 – 12 h 15
Abstract: We provide evidence that classic lottery anomalies like probability weighting and loss aversion are not special phenomena of risk. They also arise (and often with equal strength) when subjects evaluate deterministic, positive monetary payments that have been disaggregated to resemble lotteries. Thus, we find, e.g., apparent probability weighting in settings without probabilities and loss aversion in settings without scope for loss. Across subjects, anomalies in these deterministic tasks strongly predicts the same anomalies in lotteries. These findings suggest that much of the behavior motivating our most important behavioral theories of risk derive from complexity- driven mistakes rather than true risk preferences.
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May
30
Thu
2024
Agne Kajackaite (University of Milan) – Breaking bad: Malfunctioning control institutions erode good behavior in a cheating game
May 30 @ 10 h 45 – 12 h 00

This paper studies whether malfunctioning (or unenforced) institutions erode good behavior. We use a large-scale online experiment, in which participants play a repeated observed cheating game. When we ask participants to report honestly and promise no control, we find low cheating rates. When control of truthful reporting is introduced, low cheating rates remain. In our main treatment with a malfunctioning institution, participants do not know whether they are in the treatment with or without control. In this treatment, participants who do not face control for some rounds start cheating significantly more often, reaching highest cheating rates. That is, a malfunctioning institution leads to more cheating than no institution at all, which indicates that the development of cheating behavior is endogenous to the institutions. Our findings suggest a novel negative effect of unenforced laws.

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May
31
Fri
2024
Pauline Mille (CREM) – Municipal mergers and local turnout
May 31 @ 13 h 00 – 14 h 00

Pauline Mille (CREM)

Municipal mergers and local turnout

Abstract :

France, with approximately 36,000 municipalities, stands out among its European neighbors in terms of local administrative units. In the decade, France, like its neighbors, witnessed a significant wave of municipal mergers, aiming to streamline administration and improve efficiency. However, the impact of such mergers on electoral turnout has been a subject of debate in the literature. While some argue that smaller municipalities foster better participation, others advocate for larger ones. Empirical evidence generally suggests that municipal mergers have a negative effect on turnout. This paper contributes to this discourse by examining French municipalities’ data from 2014 to 2020. Employing a differences-in-differences methodology, the study finds that municipal amalgamations generally lead to decreased democratic participation, aligning with broader empirical trends. Additionally, the potential influence of COVID-19 on these dynamics is also taken into account.

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Jun
3
Mon
2024
Natacha Raffin (ENS Paris Saclay) – TBA
Jun 3 @ 11 h 00 – 12 h 15
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Diego Aycenena (University of Pennsylvania) – TBA
Jun 3 @ 15 h 00 – 16 h 15
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Jun
7
Fri
2024
Sodavann HAK – TBA
Jun 7 @ 13 h 00 – 13 h 30

Sodavann HAK

Title : TBA

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Elodie Corvaisier – TBA
Jun 7 @ 13 h 30 – 14 h 00
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Jun
10
Mon
2024
International Conference on Public Economic Theory (PET2024) @ University Lumière Lyon 2
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
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Jun
11
Tue
2024
César Hidalgo (Toulouse School of Economics) – Economic Complexity: past, present, and future
Jun 11 @ 10 h 30 – 11 h 45

For more than a decade, economic complexity has been a flagship application of machine learning methods to questions of sustainable growth and development. In this talk I will introduce the main methods used in the field, connect them to their related concepts in AI, and explore recent and upcoming research in economic complexity. I will conclude by discussing new research directions in the field including the use of economic complexity methods to questions of economic history and digital trade.

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Jun
25
Tue
2024
Alessandra Cassar (U of San Francisco) – TBA
Jun 25 @ 11 h 00 – 12 h 15
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