Fall 2019, Guest Lecture Series:
Title: Making useful political decisions for others: Experiments on strategic social preferences
Title: Expensive problems assumed to have expensive solutions
Friday, October 11th at 1:00pm: Natalia Lodoño (Queens College, Economics)
Title: Does conflict exposure increase in-group bias? Evidence from experiments in the Philippines
Title: Human origins, properties, and behavior are efficiently explained by our lineage's unprecedented evolution of projectile weapon-dependent social coercion
Title: The Partisan public goods game: Disentangling civic and partisan motivations in an incentivized experiment
Friday, November 22nd at 1:00pm: Yphtach Lelkes (University of Pennsylvania, Communication and Political Science)
Spring 2019, Previous Speakers:
Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Talbot Andrews (Stony Brook, Political Science)
Title: H ow to Run Experiments in the CBPE Lab
Talbot Andrews will present, "Who do you trust? Inefficiency incentives and climate change mitigation."
Ben Carter will present, "Give some to get some: Do voters understand who benefits from higher taxes?"
Friday, March 15 , 2019 at 2:00 pm: Christian Luhmann (Stony Brook, Psychology)
Title: " Influence on Social Networks"
Friday, March 29 , 2019 at 2:30 pm: Samuele Centorrino (Stony Brook, Economics)
Title: " Nonparametric Estimation and Inference in Psychological and Economic Experiments"
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Jason Jones (Stony Brook, Sociology)
Title: " Complex Contagions in Charitable Donations"
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Cheryl Boudreau (UC Davis, Political Science)
Title: " Follow the money? How campaign finance disclosures and policy information affect public opinion in direct democracy settings."
Fall 2018, Previous Speakers:
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm: Laura Karpuska Santos (Stony Brook, Economics)
Title: Political Turnover and Property Rights
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm: Abraham Aldama Navarrete (NYU, Politics)
Title: Hearts and Minds: A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Mexico
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm: Jacob Shapiro (Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School)
Title: Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict
Friday, October 26 , 2018 at 2:00 pm: Alessandro Del Ponte (Stony Brook, Political Science)
Title: People's Moral Judgments About Dilemmas of International Debt
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm: Omer Yair (Stony Brook, Political Science)
Title: A Normative Electoral Cue: Can Institutions Make Voters Care About Corruption?
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm: Marcos Fernandes (Stony Brook, Economics)
Title: Confirmation Bias in Social Networks and the Folly of Crowds
Spring 2018, Previous Speakers:
Title: Pay Your Debts: Moral Dilemmas of International Debt Repayment
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm: Talbot Andrews & Katherine Sawyer ( Stony Brook University, Political Science)
Title: Rebel Recruitment and Retention in Civil Conflict
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm: Reuben Kline & Yi-Ta Lu ( Stony Brook University, Political Science)
Title: Distributional Preferences under Rank Reversal Aversion
Tuesday, March 20 , 2018 at 3:30 pm: Danling Jiang ( Stony Brook University, College of Business)
Title: Weather, Institutional Investors, and Earnings News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm: John Ryan and Talbot Andrews ( Stony Brook University, Political Science)
Title: Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers Can Provide Consistent and Economically Meaningful Data
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm: Scott Bokemper (Yale University, CSAP/ISPS)
Title: Experiments on the Political Economy of Disability Insurance
Fall 2017, Previous Speakers:
Friday, December 8 , 2017 at 1:30 pm: Andrew Delton ( Stony Brook University, Political Science & College of Business):
Title: "Moral Convictions and Political Bargaining"
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Andrea Robbett (Middlebury College, Economics)
Title: "Partisan Bias, Expressive Voting, and Shopping for Alternative Facts"
Title: " Give Some to Get Some: Do Voters Understand Redistributive Taxes?"
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Christian Luhmann (Stony Brook University, Psychology)
Title: "Prospect Theory: It's More (and Less) Than You Think"
Title: "Underspending After Downturns: Evidence From Economic Experiments With Foraging, Financial, and Political Themes"
Friday, September 15 , 2017 at 1:30 pm: John Ryan & Talbot Andrews (Stony Brook University, Political Science)
Title: "Climate Change Mitigation Under Uncertainty"
Spring 2017, Previous Speakers:
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Mark Pickup (Simon Fraser University)
" Conflicted voters .”
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Talbot Andrews (SBU)
Thursday, March 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Guest Speaker: TBA
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Kevin Arceneaux (Temple University)
Thursday, April 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Guest Speaker: TBA
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Danling Jiang (SBU)
Fall 2016, Previous Speakers:
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Scott Bokemper (SBU):
" Who needs help? Honest communication in a peer safety net for unemployment .”
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Jillian Jordan (Yale ):
" You can trust me: How people use punishment and unconditional cooperation to signal their trustworthiness .”
Abstract: How do people advertise that they will make trustworthy interaction partners, and what keeps their signals honest? In this talk, I will address this question by focusing on two case studies: third-party punishment and uncalculating cooperation. For both, I will present evidence from economic game experiments suggesting that one reason people engage in these potentially puzzling behaviors (i.e. punish selfish behavior even as unaffected observers, and decide whether to cooperate without carefully calculating the costs and benefits) is to advertise their trustworthiness to observers. Then, I will discuss game theory models that can provide ultimate level explanations for how these signals can remain honest and reliable, despite the temptation to cheat.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Alessandro Del Ponte (SBU)
" The orange game: A new economic game for studying spending and saving .”
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Kris-Stella Trump (U.S. Social and Behavioral Sciences Team)
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Reuben Kline (SBU Political Science)
" Prosociality with real and hypothetical stakes .”
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm: Kelli L. Johnson (SBU Psychology)
" Probability 'Distortion' is Advantageous: An Agent-Based Model .”
Spring 2016, Previous Speakers:
Feb 3, Peter Loewen (Toronto): "Confidence, Overconfidence and Risk Taking: Evidence from Experiments with Members of Parliament"
Feb 18, David Peterson (Iowa State): "Macrointerest"
March 2, Ethan Pew (SBU, Business): “The Begging Game: On the Power of the Ask in Charitable Exchange”
March 21, Kristin Kanthak (University of Pittsburgh): "Deconstructing the Ambition Gap: How Men and Women Approach Running for Office Differently"
April 13, Johanthan Schulz (Yale): "Cultural Origins of Cooperation"
May 18, Lu Dong (University of Nottingham): TBA
Fall 2015, Previous Speakers:
Sept 24, Greg Huber (Yale): "Disentangling the effects of legitimacy and deterrence on compliance: An experimental investigation"
Oct 8, Jason Jones (SBU, Sociology): "The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries"
Oct 22, Oleg Smirnov (SBU): "Meteorological drought, Climate change and the potential for human migration in the 21st century: An agent-based model"
Nov 5, Kai Ou (NYU): "Does Analytical Thinking Reduce Prosocial Behavior?"
Nov 19, Eric Dickson (NYU): "Learning About Legitimacy Using Laboratory Experiments"
Dec 3, Antonio Alonso Arechar (Yale): "Conducting interactive experiments online"
Spring 2015, Previous Speakers:
Feb 2, Reuben Kline (SBU): "Public Goods, Bargaining and the Behavioral Political Economy of Climate Change Mitigation"
Feb 24, Andy Delton (SBU): "Using political identification to understand evolved design in third-party punishment"
March 10, Chris Dawes (NYU): "The Dead Hand of the Past? Toward an Understanding of Constitutional Status Quo Bias"
April 7, Arnout van de Rijt (SBU, Sociology): "Cumulative advantage and inequality"
April 21: Samuele Centorrino (SBU, Economics): "Trust, smiles and cooperation"
May 5, Noah Smith (SBU, Business): "Do Survey Expectations Reflect Risk Aversion?"
May 12, Tim Ryan (UNC Chapel Hill)