Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

Last day of the 8th seminar on “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Sins” at the University of Passau, Germany. Today, we focused on moral balancing, overconfidence, emotional states, procrastination, and trust with lots of interactive experiments and great discussions.

Here is today’s syllabus:

  • Sachdeva, S., Iliev, R., and D. L. Medin (2009), Sinning Saints and Saintly Sinners: The Paradox of Moral Self-Regulation, Psychological Science, Vol. 20, pp. 523-528.
  • Camerer, C., and D. Lovallo (1999), Overconfidence and Excess Entry: An Experimental Approach, American Economic Review, Vol. 89, No. 1, pp. 306-318.
  • Ariely, D., and G. Loewenstein (2006), The Heat of the Moment: The Effect of Sexual Arousal on Sexual Decision Making, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Vol. 19, pp. 87–98.
  • Ariely, D., and K. Wertenbroch (2002), Procrastination, Deadlines, and Performance: Self-Control by Precommitment, Psychological Science, Vol. 13, pp. 219-224.
  • Frank, B., Haucap, J., and A. Herr (2014), Social Drinking versus Administering Alcohol, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 1245–1247.
  • Camerer, C. (2003), Behavioural Game Theory. Experiments in Strategic Interaction, pp. 83-86.