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Research Seminar

Since 2014, the laboratory, jointly with the Centre for Cognition and Decision Making of the HSE runs a regular research seminar in neuroeconomics and experimental studies of human behaviour.

The seminar convenes at a regular (weekly) basis on Fridays in the morning on Shabolovka campus of the HSE (Shabolovka, 26, room 3402). Regular participants are researchers and research students in psychology, economics, neuroscience, mathematical and statistical modeling of individual and collective behaviour in economic context broadly defined. 

If you are interested in joining the seminar, please write to us.

Non-selfish behaviour from a cognitive perspective. Venue, as usual - at 9:00 am, room 3402 on the Shabolovka 26 campus.

Abstract of the talk follows. Also, tomorrow we should make a (democratic) decision about openness of our seminars for the current year.

Apologies again - but still hope to see you tomorrow ;).

Alexis

Abstract


Social behavior is driven by several factors such as the perception of the behaviors of others, by individual’s identity and self-image concerns and social norms. Although social norms encourage non-selfish behavior (i.e. reciprocity), self-interest is clearly a powerful motive in the markets. Often people are frequently kinder than purely self-interested, conforming to the norms of fairness and reciprocity even in environments that promote material self-interest. In our meeting I will present a couple of works that try to explain cognitive basis of non-selfish economic behaviors in real markets: the Pay-what-you-want and Pay-it-forward. Together, we shall discuss these phenomena from the perspective of neuroeconomics.

 

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