Walter Eucken Research Seminar

Seit dem Sommersemester 2015 gibt es das Walter Eucken Institut Research Seminar, zu dem wir alle Interessierten herzlich einladen. Wir erwarten spannende Vorträge von jungen, ambitionierten Wissenschaftlern und freuen uns auf anregende Diskussionen.

Kommende Termine für das Research Seminar

Detrimental Effects of Probabilistic Punishment and Reward on Norm Compliance

Referent

Prof. Dr. Martin Fochmann (Universität zu Köln)

Termin

12. März 2019, 16.30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort

Walter Eucken Institut, Goethestraße 10, 79100 Freiburg

Abstract

Violating norms is usually associated with the risk of negative consequences when norm non-compliance is disclosed. In our paper, we study the influence of probabilistic punishment and reward on norm compliance. We use an adapted version of the die roll task introduced by Fischbacher and Föllmi-Heusi (2013). In our punishment scenarios, behavior is audited with a certain probability and non-compliant behavior is penalized with a fine. Compared to the baseline scenario without sanctions, we observe that punishment leads to a crowding out of intrinsic motivation that results in an increase of non-compliant behavior. Therefore, deterrence has a diametrically opposed effect on norm compliance than desired. However, increasing the audit probability increases the extrinsic motivation and results in lower non-compliant behavior. The same findings are observed in our rewards scenarios in which compliant behavior is awarded with a probabilistic reward. However, our results suggest that rewarding is less efficient in terms of extrinsic motivation than punishing.


Who Sent You? Extreme Voting, Transfers, and Bailouts in a Federation

Referent

Dr. Willem Sas (University of Sterling)

Termin

9. April 2019, 10 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort

Walter Eucken Institut, Goethestraße 10, 79100 Freiburg

 


Shaming for Tax Enforcement. Evidence from a New Policy

Referentin

Prof. Dr. Nadja Dwenger (Universität Hohenheim)

Termin

6. Mai 2019

Veranstaltungsort

Walter Eucken Institut, Goethestraße 10, 79100 Freiburg