MIS Speaker's Series: Martin Dufwenberg

Martin Dufwenberg


1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019


McClelland Hall 130

Martin Dufwenberg, Eller Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona

Title: “Lies, Peers & Honest Submissions”

Abstract: This will be a presentation that discusses graft and honesty. Topics include the notion of “perceived cheating aversion”, the idea of “peer evaluation tournaments”, and, in relation to the experimental results of that study, a proposal for how to best evaluate research papers submitted for publication.

Bio: Martin Dufwenberg is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Behavioral Economics at the University of Arizona. He defended his PhD in Uppsala in 1995, and was affiliated with universities also in Tilburg, Uppsala, Stockholm, Bonn, Gothenburg, as well as Bocconi University in Milan. His research uses game theory and experiments to incorporate insights from psychology into economic analysis. His publications have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Neuron, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Economic Theory. His current work focuses on anger, guilt, regret, reciprocity, cheating, informal agreements, social norms, and developing the general framework of so-called psychological game theory.

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