IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Behavioral and Organizational Economics

Organizers: David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA), W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 25, 2007 - May 26, 2007


Friday, May 25:

09:00 - 09:45   W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University and IZA*))
  "Can Contract Theory Explain Social Preferences?"
09:45 - 10:30   Etienne Wasmer (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Prozac. (Do employees really gain from strong employment protection?)"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30   Dirk Sliwka (University of Cologne and IZA*)), Alwine Mohnen (University of Cologne), Kathrin Pokorny (University of Cologne)
  "Transparency, Inequity Aversion, and the Dynamics of Peer Pressure in Teams - Theory and Evidence"
11:30 - 12:15   Carmit Segal (University of Zurich*))
  "Motivation, Test Scores, and Economic Success"
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:00   Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Armin Falk (IZA and University of Bonn), David Huffman (IZA), Uwe Sunde (IZA)
  "Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Related to Cognitive Ability?"
14:00 - 14:45   Daniel J. Benjamin (Cornell University*))
  "Is Gift-Exchange Efficient? The Rotten Firm Theorem"
14:45 - 15:00   Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:45   Charles Bellemare (Université Laval and IZA*)), Bruce S. Shearer (Laval University)
  "Peer Pressure, Incentives, and Gender: An Experimental Analysis of Motivation in the Workplace"
15:45 - 16:30   Paul Heidhues (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)*)), Botond Kőszegi (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Competition and Price Variation when Consumers are Loss Averse"
19:00       Dinner at the Restaurant 'La Cigale'

Saturday, May 26:

09:00 - 09:45   David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA*))
  "Seemingly Irrelevant Events Affect Expectations"
09:45 - 10:30   Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley and IZA*)), Geoff Tate (UCLA), Jun Yan (AIG)
  "Corporate Financial Policies with Overconfident Managers"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30   George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon University*)), John Hamman (Carnegie Mellon Unversity), Roberto Weber (Carnegie Mellon University)
  "Self-Interest through Agency: An alternative rationale for the principal-agent relationship"
11:30 - 12:15   Jeffrey P. Carpenter (Middlebury College and IZA*)), Peter Matthews (Middlebury College), John Schirm (Google)
  "Does sabotage attenuate the incentive effect of tournaments? Evidence from a real effort experiment"
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:00   Simon Gächter (University of Nottingham and IZA*)), Christian Thöni (University of St. Gallen)
  "Understanding Social Interaction in the Workplace - An Experimental Study"
14:00 - 14:45   Stefano DellaVigna (University of California, Berkeley*)), Gordon Dahl (UCSD)
  "Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime?"
14:45 - 15:45   Poster Session:

Steffen Altmann (IZA), Armin Falk (IZA and University of Bonn), Matthias Wibral (IZA)
“Behavior in Multi-Stage Elimination Tournaments: an Experimental Investigation”

Sebastian Goerg (University of Bonn), Gari Walkowitz (University of Bonn)
“The Janus Face of Cooperation - An Intra- and Cross-Cultural Review”

Andreas Nicklisch (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
“Inequity, Reciprocity, and Efficiency-Preferences in the Ultimatum-Revenge Game”

Matthias Wibral (IZA), Johannes Abeler (IZA), Steffen Altmann (IZA),
Sebastian Kube (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
“Reciprocity and Payment Schemes: When Equality Is Unfair”

Daniel Wiesen (University of Bonn), Heike Hennig-Schmidt (University of Bonn), Reinhard Selten (University of Bonn)
“Physicians' Provision Behavior under Different Payment Systems –
An Experimental Investigation”
15:45 - 16:45   Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA*))
  "Social comparison affects reward-related brain activity in the human ventral striatum"
19:00       Informal Dinner at the Restaurant 'Schänzchen'

*) current affiliation