Workshop on Endogenous Institutions in Social Dilemmas

The Copenhagen Workshop on Endogenous Institutions in Social Dilemmas gathers a group of leading researchers in the field of experimental work on the formation and effects of institutions in social dilemmas. We will discuss, among other things, how efficient institutions emerge and are sustained, and whether the mode of implementing institutions (e.g. by voting or by external force) affects how well the institutions perform.

Keynote speakers are Louis Putterman from Brown University and Arno Riedl from Maastricht University.

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27 June
8:30-9:00 Registration and welcome
9:00-10:00 Keynote 1
Arno Riedl: Neighborhood Choice in Coordination and Cooperation Games
10:00.10:30 Coffee break

Session 2: Delegation
Luca Corazzini: Endogenous Delegation and Coordination with Multiple Public Goods
Björn Vollan: Democratic Chiefs and Nepotistic Democrats: Evidence from Rural Namibia
Ernesto Reuben: Policy Capture by Special Interests in Democracies: The Role of Revolving Doors and Post-Office Employment

12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 3: Choice of Institutions
Ramon Cobo-Reyes: The Effect of Endogenous Group Formation on Sanctioning Institutions: Experimental Evidence
Tony Williams: Creating an Efficient Culture of Cooperation
Özgür Gürerk: Culture and Prevalence of Sanctioning Institutions
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Information and accountability
Christian Thöni: Information sensitive Leviathans
Andreas Nicklisch: Self-governance in Noisy Social Dilemmas: Experimental Evidence on Punishment with Costly Monitoring
Ingrid Hoem Sjursen: Accountability and taxation: Experimental evidence
28 June
9:00-10:00 Keynote 2
Louis Putterman: Collective Action and Democracy: Substitutes or Complements?
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Session 6: Group Decision Making and Social Capital
Ben Greiner: Endogenous pattern in preference aggregation in groups - An experimental comparison of Banks and Duggan (2000) and Compte and Jehiel (2010)
Melis Kartal: Subjective beliefs and information (mis)aggregation
Martin Benedikt Busch: Measuring Social Capital in the Lab
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 7: Dividends of Democracy
Axel Sonntag: Disincentives from Redistribution: Evidence on a Dividend of Democracy
Kenju Kamei: Cooperation and Endogenous Repetition in an Infinitely Repeated Social Dilemma: Experimental Evidence
Mikhail Ananyev: Endogenous Leadership in an Asymmetric Public Goods Game.

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