Workshop in Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies (WIMPS)
David Clingingsmith, Assistant Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University
“The mutability of altruism: a perspective from economics”
This talk will explore research by economists on the sensitivity of other-regarding choices to aspects of the context in which they occur. While we often make prosocial choices, this work suggests we have a bias toward selfishness. This bias emerges when there is ambiguity about the benefit to others an action or if the impact on others is less directly the result of a choice. My own experimental work on the different treatment given earned and windfall income in sharing choices contributes to this body of evidence. This talk is designed to be accessible to those without technical training in economics.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
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