The international laboratory of experimental and behavioural economics was established in 2018 on the basis of the scientific and educational laboratory of experimental and behavioural economics. The International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics will systematically inquire into how preferences on cooperation and competition and associated behaviours are distributed over a multitude of Russian regions. We will study the determinants of cooperative and competitive behaviour by means of laboratory experiments (involving a monetary tradeoff between cooperative and competitive behaviour) and questionnaire data, and relate them to intra-national (inter-regional) and inter-national social and economic indicators. Our starting point is the question whether collectivist values still prevail in the new, post-transitional society. Further, we look at how social preferences shape social norms regarding the behaviour directed at Russians from the same or from other regions but also toward people from other countries. Unlike previous studies, our work will involve long-distance interactions of people from different regions of the country, as well as with foreign counterparts using broadband internet connection in real time, which may be viewed as a major methodological contribution.
Belief and behaviour in long-distance experiments between Moscow, Tomsk and Samara: A preliminary analysis
The Head of the Laboratory Alexis V. Belianin presented the results of the experiment "Belief and behaviour in long-distance experiments between Moscow, Tomsk and Samara: A preliminary analysis“ at the Centre for Cognition and Decision Making (HSE).
Gari Walkowitz published a paper in Economics Letters on "Employers discriminate against immigrants and criminal offenders—Experimental evidence“.
Gari Walkowitz (Technical University of Munich, Ethics of Digitization, Munich, Germany, and International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics, NRU HSE) gave a presentation at the joint seminar of Higher School of Economics on political economy, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interaction (NES CSDSI) was held on November 14.
The laboratory presented (and at the same time conducted) its research at the site of the first interdisciplinary science festival of Lunokhod-1 HSE. Participants of the festival are mostly young people (the average age of the participants of the experiment is 21), representatives of various professions (from physicists to lyricists), regions and countries (from Estonia to Uzbekistan), United by interest in science and knowledge about society.
The international one-day conference "From values to behaviour: interdisciplinary studies of interregional differences in Russia" was held on October 23, 2018. Eight reports were presented - from experimental studies to interregional growth models.
The Head of the Laboratory Alexis V. Belianin took part and contributed to the first PhD field course „Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic“ held from September 24 to September 28, 2018, as part of a three-year project on international cooperation between NRU HSE and the Arctic University of Norway (UiT)
"Perceptions, Prejudices and Partitions: Conceptual and Methodological Implications of Corporate Isolation and Exclusion"
Heike Hennig-Schmidt was invited to give a talk on 5th GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY in the Session "Perceptions, Prejudices and Partitions: Conceptual and Methodological Implications of Corporate Isolation and Exclusion" at the Global Conference on Economic Geography, Cologne, July 24-28, 2018.