👣First publication of 2022 is✔️

We show when & how social #norm compliance erodes over time + the role that group #identity plays in mitigating it

Paper: doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.…
Results in🧵👇
👀@jayvanbavel @CassSunstein @BrendanNyhan @eckelcc @RFisman @erezyoeli #EconTwitter
Apologies, the DOI link seems not to be active just yet

Link that works: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

A few more interdisciplinary scholars who work on norms-/identity-related topics & might find the results👇🏻interesting:
@alineholzwarth @DG_Rand @guygrossman @CFCamerer @LeahRosenzweig @DAycinena @mc_villeval @chtraxler @ElizabethLinos @PaulvanLange @AnneKaring @NCKobis @cp_roth

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8 Sep
💡New paper (with the fantastic @BellaRen19 & @ME_Schweitzer @Wharton) examining the role of social motives in spreading misinformation/conspiracy theories.

Paper: tinyurl.com/4mch6mk9

Short🧵with results
#EconTwitter @DG_Rand @Sander_vdLinden @GordPennycook @jayvanbavel

Great research analyzing the dissimination of misinformation & what to do about it has been produced by @DG_Rand @Sander_vdLinden @GordPennycook @jayvanbavel... et al. (& their teams)

They show how pervasive misinfo spread is & how people reason at the individual level.

Here, we are interested in the *collective* dimension of misinfo spread. We focus on social motives (e.g., feeling of belongingness, norms etc.) as a motivating mechanism to spread conspiracy theories (CT).

Understanding these social dynamics is important. And challenging.
Read 9 tweets
19 May
☢️New @CESifoGroup WP☢️
⦿I quantify impact of political polarization on social preferences via 15(!) incentive-compatible experiments
⦿I also test if #nudging can reduce polarization (it can't)

Paper: cesifo.org/en/publikation…

Short🧵on what's new in this version

1st of all, the paper contains many experiments and interventions. After the initial submission of this paper, reviewers asked to not only quantify the detrimental impact of polarization but also test behavioral interventions to alleviate it.

So now I have ~9,000 obs.

Quick recap: the 15 experiments capture
⦿ altruism & anti-social behavior (List 2007)
⦿ cooperativeness & trust (Fischbacher et al 2001)
⦿ norms (Krupka & Weber 2013)
⦿ behavioral interventions (defaults & norm-nudges, @shlomobenartzi @R_Thaler @CassSunstein @CBicchieri)
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4 Sep 20
💥New WP: Hate Trumps Love💥
RQ: study behavioral-, belief- & norm-based mechanisms through which perceptions of closeness, altruism & cooperativeness are affected by political polarization under @realDonaldTrump

Findings: it’s grim
Paper: bit.ly/32TNKrk

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Rising political polarization is often linked to fractured societies rife with racial inequality, factional conflict & partisan animosity.

In the U.S., many issues yield a surprising partisan divide, think mask wearing (see also recent paper by @spbhanot & @dhopkins1776)

In multiple pre-registered *behavioral* experiments, I study the perceptional & behavioral consequences of polarization.

In particular, I examine the behavioral-, belief-, and norm-based mechanisms with which this political intergroup conflict materializes.
Read 13 tweets
5 Feb 19
🚨New WP (theory + experiment): lying & belief distortion under norm-uncertainty🚨
w/ @cbicchieri (@Penn) & Sonderegger (@CeDEx)

RQ: how do we engage in deviant behavior when social #norms are uncertain?
A: self-serving belief distortion
Paper: bit.ly/2Go0tJk

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#Lies are ubiquitous & people often lie for their own benefit or for others (@UriGneezy et al., 2018 AER, Abeler et al., 2019 Ecta)
◈ Reasons (not) to lie: ethical dissonance, image concerns...

--> we take a complementary approach: norm-following considerations

Existing scientific approach to the study of norms:
◈ Clearly define norms and study how individuals react (tradition of @RobertCialdini, @CBicchieri, Fehr & others)
◈ Find: social norms motivate and affect personal decisions, even when they are not in our own self-interest
Read 11 tweets
13 Dec 18
🚨WP on deterrence & optimal design of institutions🚨
(w/ colleagues @econ_uzh @UniCologne @kielinstitute)

RQ: How to design institutions effective at deterring deviant behavior & recidivism?
A: Proper use of swiftness & uncertainty

Paper: bit.ly/2SJ9D63

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Governments use substantial resources to keep society safe and punish people for criminal acts. Mass incarceration is both costly and ineffective.

Understanding how to design proper institutions is important from both the social and economic perspective.
A vast literature on criminal deterrence has focused on the relevance of the certainty and severity of punishment in deterring deviant behavior (following the Becker tradition).

We examine a third and understudied element (see HOPE program): celerity (swiftness of punishment)
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