University of Gothenburg

Workshops and conferences

Workshops and conferences arranged by the BEE group at the Department of Economics.

BEE Annual Workshop on Behavioural
and Experimental Economics

The fifth BEE Annual Workshop on Behavioural and Experimental Economics has been cancelled due to covid-19.

Fourth BEE Workshop on Behavioural and Experimental Economics 11-12 June 2019

Tuesday 11 June

13:45-13:50 Olof Johansson-Stenman “Welcome” D617

13:50-14:20 Andreas Lange “On the performance of green assets in financial markets - Evidence from a laboratory experiment” D617

14:20-14:50 Elina Lampi “Not for you! The cost of having a foreign-sounding name in Swedish housing market” D617

15:20-15:50 Marion Dupoux “Can social norms improve the acceptability of taxes: evidence from the lab” D617

15:50-16:20 Fredrik Carlsson ”Optimal prosocial nudging” D617

16:30-17:00 Olof Johansson-Stenman “Status for the Good Guys: A Natural Field Experiment on Charitable Giving” D617

18:30- Dinner

Wednesday 12 June

9:30-10:00 Simon Schurz “Distributional Preferences in Adolescent Peer Networks” D617

10:00-10:30 Louise Jeppsson “Household’s Public Good Contributions:
The role of social capital” D617

11:00-11:30 Lisa Norrgren “Time preferences and medical adherence: A study of pregnant women in South Africa” D617

11:30-12:00 Martin Dufwenberg “Threats” D617

Third BEE Workshop on Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Thursday 14 June 2018

13:15-13:20 Peter Martinsson "Welcome" -  D617

13:20-13:50 Martin Dufwenberg "Lies in Disguise: A Theoretical Analysis of Cheating" - D617

13:50-14:20 Joe Vecci "Leader Identity and Coordination" - D617

14:20-14:40 Coffee break

14:40-15:10 Claes Ek "A general formula and some practical advice for ex-ante power calculation for RCTs with panel data" - D617

15:10-15:40 Paul Muller "Experimental and non-experimental evidence on limited attention and present bias in the gym" - D617

15:40-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 Katarina Nordblom "The mechanisms of nudging" - D617

16:30-17:15 Lina Andersson "Cooperation Between Emotional Players" - D617

17:15-17:45 Olof Johansson-Stenman "Optimal Prosocial Nudging" - D617

19:00 - Dinner

Annual BEE workshop 2017

Thursday 11 May

14:05-15:00 Philip Grossman The influence of leader reputation on followers’ response to cheap talk messages F44
15:00-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-15:50 Olof Johansson-Stenman Inequality Aversion and Marginal Income Taxation D617
15:50-16:20 Joe Vecchi Evidence from a Representative Survey and Labor Market Experiments D617
16:20-16:40 Coffee break
16:40-17:10 Christina Gravert Feedback and Motivation D617
17:10-17:40 Boon Han Koh Attribution biases in leadership: Is it effort or luck? D617
19:00- Dinner at Ölrepubliken (at own expenses)

Friday 12 May

9:15-9:45 Lina Koppel Pain and economic decision making D617
9:45-10:15 Hoang Anh-Ho Culture and Institutional Performance: Experimental Evidence from a Developing Country D617
10:15-10:35 Carolin Sjöholm Imperfect information – fathers and child welfare (Design) D617
10:35-10:55 Coffee break
10:55-11:25 Fredrik Carlsson Long-run effects of family policies: An experimental study of the Chinese one-child policy D617
11:25-11:55 Martin Dufwenberg Promises, Expectations and Causation D617

Annual BEE workshop 2016

May 18

13:30-14:00 Coffee – Room F4

14:00-14:15 Introduction – Room F4

14:15-16:05 Session 1 – Room F4

Andreas Lange "Perspective taking and public goods provision in multiple group membership settings -- Evidence from the lab and the field" (Full paper – 30 min)

Verena Kurz “Coordination and endogenous responsibility” (co-author: Amrish Patel) (Research design – 20 min)

Lisa Björk “Cooperation under Risk and Ambiguity” (co-authors: Martin Kocher, Peter Martinsson and Nam Pham-Khanh) (Full paper – 30 min)

Andrea Martinangeli “Coordinating power of transfers” (co-authors Peter Martinsson and Amrish Patel) (Full paper – 30 min)

16:05-16:25 Coffee – Room F4

16:25-18:05 Session 2 – Room F4

Kinga Posadzy “Tracing Intuition and Deliberation in Risky Decision Making for Oneself and Others" (co-author: Jan Hausfeld) (Research design – 20 min)

Åsa Löfgren “Prices vs Standards and Firm Behavior - Evidence from a Randomized Environmental Policy Experiment” (co-authors: Magnus Hennlock, Åsa Löfgren, Conny Wollbrant) (Full paper – 30 min)

Alpaslan Akay “I Cannot Sleep Positional Concerns and Sleeping Behavior” (co-authors: Peter Martinsson and Hilda Ralsmark) (Full paper – 30 min)

Oana Borcan “Information and vote-buying” (Research design - 20 min)

18:45- Dinner – Ottomania (Aschebergsgatan 23)

May 19

9:00-9:30 Coffee – Room C25

9:30-11:00 Session 3 – Room C25

Verena Kurz “Is it possible to nudge consumers into more climate-friendly diets? An experiment with university canteens” (Full paper – 30 min)

Christina Gravert “The Hidden Costs of Nudging “ (Full paper – 30 min)

Martin Kocher "I lie? We lie! Why? Experimental evidence on dishonesty in groups"
(co-authors: Simeon Schudy and Lisa Spantig) (Full paper – 30 min)

11:00-11:20 Coffee – Room C25

11:20-12:40 Session 4 – Room C25

Martin Dufwenberg: “King of the Hill” (co-author: Matt Van Essen) (Full paper – 30 min)

Andrea Martinangeli ““Leadership, legitimacy and exploitation of group conflicts” (Research design – 20 min)

Joe Vecci “Social Identity and Role Models” (co-author: Tomas Zelinsky) (Full paper – 30 min)

13:00 - Lunch – Sjöbaren (Haga Nygata 25)


The 12th Nordic Conference on Behavioural and Experimental Economics was hosted by the Department of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. The conference took place between the 6th of October and the 7th of October 2017. The conference was open for submissions within any sub-field of behavioural and experimental economics and attracted researchers from both the Nordic and other countries.


Keynote speaker
Bertil Tungodden – "Fairness and Redistribution: Experimental Evidence"

Parallel sessions 1
Institutions and welfare

  • Jana Friedrichsen - Welfare Stigma in the Lab: Evidence of Social Signaling
  • Fredrik Carlsson - Trust in institutions: an experimental approach
  • Peter Matthews - Trust in Government and Redistributive Preferences: An Experimental Approach
  • Stein Holden - Group Trust in Youth Business Groups: Influenced by Risk Tolerance and Expected Trustworthiness

Public Goods 1

  • Corina Haita-Falah - Sunk Contributions and Beliefs in a Dynamic Threshold Public Good Game
  • Xiaojun Yang - Institutional choices and contributions in public goods game:Evidence from a laboratory experiment in rural China
  • Marion Dupoux - Beyond perfect substitutability in public good games: heterogenous structures of preferences
  • Matteo Ploner - When the State Doesn't Play Dice: An Experimental Analysis of Cunning Fiscal Policies and Tax Compliance

Development and Norms

  • Hanna Fromell - Sharing Norms and Saving Behaviour
  • Lisa Spantig - The Endowment Effect and Savings Decisions of the Poor
  • Daniele Nosenzo Norm fragility in the presence of image-motivated agents: the role of norm legitimacy
  • Stefan Grimm - Blaming the Refugees – Experimental Evidence on Responsibility Attribution

Parallel sessions 2

  • Annika Lindskog - Risk-taking and peers
  • Ulrich Schmidt - It's all about gains: risk preference and problem gambling
  • Manja Gärtner - Intuitive decision style as a determinant of risk preferences
  • Kjell Arne Brekke - Does competence reduce ambiguity aversion?

Reference group and positional concerns

  • Lukas Kiessling - Self-selected Peers and Their Effects on Individual Performance
  • Pooja Balasubramanian - Wage Inequality and the Reference Group Effect
  • Alpaslan Akay - I Cannot Sleep! Relative Concerns and Sleeping Behavior
  • Lena Detlefsen - Sibling Composition, Preferences and Adolescents' Behavior

Bargaining and Labour

  • Leif Helland - Obstinate Parties and Non-binding Outside Options in the Lab
  • Levent Neyse - Income Inequality and Risk Taking: The Impact of Social Information
  • Ahrash Dianat Statistical Discrimination and Affirmative Action in the Lab
  • Marcela Ibanez - Formal insurance, risk sharing, and the dynamics of other-regarding preferences

Parallel sessions 3

  • Leticia Micheli - Inequality of Opportunity and Redistributive Concerns
  • Dirk Engelmann - Preferences over taxation of high income individuals: Evidence from online and laboratory experiments
  • Joe Vecci - Leader Identity and Coordination Failure: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field
  • Olof Johansson-Stenman - Inequality Aversion and Marginal Income Taxation

Gender and Psychology

  • Gökhan Buturak - Gender Stereotypes in Media and Women's Willingness to Compete
  • Lubomir Cingl - Individual Speculative Behavior under Acute Stress
  • Eva Ranehill - Hormonal contraceptives and economics preferences
  • Wolfgang Habla - How email reminders affect exercising behaviour


  • Verena Kurz - Nudging à la carte – A field experiment on food choice
  • Massimo Finocchiaro Castro - Medical Malpractice Liability and Physicians’ Behaviour:Experimental Evidence
  • Sibilla Di Guida - Taking Care of High-Need Patients in Capitation-Based Payment Schemes - An experimental investigation into the importance of market conditions
  • Claes Ek - Spillovers from Food-Waste Collection in Swedish Municipalities

Parallel sessions 4

  • Michalis Drouvelis - Motives for Point-of-Exchange Donations
  • David Hugh-Jones - Where do fairness preferences come from? An experiment on norm transmission in an adolescent social network
  • Christiane Schwieren - Fairness, Justice, and Partner Preference in Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Stefan Trautmann - Implementing Fair Procedures?

Teams and group size

  • Karine Nyborg - The Good, the Bad, and the Conditional: Sorting and Dynamics in a Public Good Game with Endogenous Group Formation
  • Eline van Der Heijden - Group contracts for agri-environmental management
  • Pol Campos-Mercade - Helping Behavior and Group Size
  • Topi Miettinen - Exploration in Teams and the Encouragement Effect:Theory and Experimental Evidence

Voting and Bargaining

  • Katri Sieberg - Sequential Voting and Strategy – An Experimental Test
  • Adrian Hillenbrand - Strategic Rational Inattention - Strategic Rational Inattention: An Experiment on Product Search with Hidden Costs
  • Sonja Zitzelsberger - Voting on the Threat of Exclusion in a Public Goods Experiment
  • Thomas Markussen - Governing Collective Action in the Face of Observational Error

Keynote speaker
Anna Dreber – "Can We Trust Scientific Results? Replications, Reproducibility, and Prediction Markets"

Parallel sessions 5

  • Angela Doku - Coping with Weather Shocks: Rational and "Irrational" Decision-Making in Protectionist Behaviour
  • Francesca Pancotto - The evolution of cooperation in the aftermath of natural disasters
  • Federico Cammelli - How good norms lead to bad coordination: a framed field experiment on fire management in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Shivani Wadehra - Eliciting households’ cooperation for efficient waste management: Field evidence from Delhi

Framing and Voting

  • Marco Kleine - Creativity and framed incentives: experimental evidence
  • Martin Vollmann - Measuring the Willingness to Pay (not) to get Verbal Feedback in Allocation Decisions
  • Christina Gravert - It’s Just Money: Do Experimental Subjects Arbitrage Intertemporal Monetary Rewards?
  • Zihan Nie - Water scarcity and cooperation: evidence from rural China


  • Nina Serdarevic - It Pays to be Nice: The Benefits of Cooperating in the Market
  • Gerdis Marquardt - Contract enforcement as a reference point for feelings of entitlement
  • Antonio Filippin - An experimental test of prediction markets
  • Thomas Alexander Stephens - Money Illusion and Individual Investment in Stocks

Parallel sessions 6
Public goods 2

  • Matteo Migheli - Competition, Information and Cooperation
  • Huanren Zhang - Egalitarianism and turn taking in repeated coordination games
  • Florian Diekert - Social preferences under strategic and natural uncertainty
  • Gianluca Grimalda - Sanctions and imitation of virtuous behavior improve international cooperation

Labour and competition

  • Andreas Friedl - "Gift Exchange" in a Natural Work Environment; Dissociating types and actions
  • Aidas Masiliunas - Payoff risk and foregone payoff information in contests
  • Petra Nieken - Motivation and incentives in an online labor market
  • Jose Maria Ortiz Gomez - Probabilistic Reward Schemes: Experimental Evidence


  • Ananta Neelim - Self-promotion and gender inequality: aiding women break the shackles of modesty
  • Maria Loureiro - Risk Aversion, Self-confidence and Altruism: explaining Gender Differences in Ultimatum
  • Katharina Lima De Miranda - Can Gender Quotas Prevent Excessive Risk Taking? The Effect of Gender Composition on Group Decisions under Risk
  • Paolo Crosetto - Safe options induce gender differences in risk attitudes