Fairness and choice
Open lecture with Bertil Tungodden (Professor in economics and co-director of The Choice Lab at the Department of Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics).
Economic experiments have become extremely influential in economics, by enriching both our understanding of individual motivation and rationality.
In the lecture, I'll present an overview of how we can use economic experiments to better understand people's fairness preferences and how these preferences affect our choices. In particular, I'll discuss the importance of distinguishing between the importance we assign to fairness and our perception of fairness. I'll show that this distinction is crucial for understanding political disagreement and how institutions shape our morality.
The lecture will also provide illustrations of experiments, where the audience will be given the opportunity to test their own fairness preferences. So be ready to play fairly!
Bertil Tungodden is a professor in economics and a co-director of The Choice Lab at the Department of Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Tungodden is also an Accociated Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute. He has mainly focused on behavioral economics, experimental economics, development economics, welfare economics and social choice theory.