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2011 ASSA Meetings: Economics and religion sessions

2011 ASSA Meetings: Ethics and economics sessions

Mark D. White

I went through the preliminary program for the upcoming Allied Social Science Association meetings in Denver in early January, and I thought I'd highlight sessions that I found interesting for one reason or another.

Below the fold are several sessions that touch on ethical aspects of economics (I omitted the names of chairs and discussants, which can found on the program):

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 6:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Capitol 1-4
Association for Social Economics (Plenary Session)
Ethics, Democracy and the Economy (Panel Discussion)
Gar Alperovitz (University of Maryland), "The Paradoxical Emergence of a Democratic Economy"
William Black (University of Missouri-Kansas City), "Humanity, Integrity and Ethics: Essentials for Economics and the Economy"

Friday, January 07, 2011, 10:15 am, Sheraton, Governor's Square 14
American Economic Association
Economics as a Moral Science
"Economics as a Moral Science," Anthony Atkinson (Nuffield College, United Kingdom)
"Markets and Morality," Jagdish Bhagwati (Columbia University)
"Economics: Religious Origins, Moral Implications," Benjamin Friedman (Harvard University)
"Living Up to Our Persona as Worldly Philosophers." Robert Shiller (Yale University and Cowles Foundation)

Saturday, January 08, 2011, 8:00 am, Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D & E
Economic Science Association
Norms and Ethical Behavior
"Fairness and Cheating," Daniel Houser (George Mason University), Stefan Vetter (University of Munich), and Joachim Winter (University of Munich)
"Can Relational Contracts Survive Stochastic Interruptions?" Colin Camerer (California Institute of Technology) and Sera Linardi (University of Pittsburgh)
"Lab Measures of Other-Regarding Behavior Predict Some Choices in a Natural On-the-Job Social Dilemma: Evidence from Truckers," Jon Anderson (University of Minnesota-Morris), Matthew Bombyk (University of Minnesota), Stephen Burks (University of Minnesota-Morris), Jeffrey Carpenter (Middlebury College), and Derek Ganzhorn (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
"Choosing to Fight Fair: Endogenous Selection of Reporting Standards and Ethical Behavior," Francesca Gino (Harvard University), Erin Krupka (University of Michigan), and Roberto Weber (Carnegie Mellon University)

Sunday, January 09, 2011, 8:00 am, Sheraton, Denver
American Economic Association
Chatting, Bonding, Bribing - How Social Interaction Affects Other-Regarding Behavior
"The Power of Asking: How Communication Affects Selfishness, Empathy, and Altruism," Jim Andreoni (University of California-San Diego) and Justin Rao (Yahoo! Research Labs)
"Conspicuous Generosity," Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics) and Magnus Johannesson (Stockholm School of Economics)
"An Experimental Investigation of Delegation, Voting and the Provision of Public Goods," John Hamman (Florida State University), Roberto Weber (Carnegie Mellon University), and Jonathan Woon (University of Pittsburgh)
"You Owe Me," Ulrike Malmendier (University of California-Berkeley) and Klaus Schmidt (University of Munich)

Sunday, January 09, 2011, 10:15 am, Marriott, Colorado Salon E
American Finance Association
Panel on Finance and Ethics (Panel Discussion)
Jonathan Berk (Stanford University), Rebecca Henderson (Harvard University), and Michael Jensen (Harvard University)

Sunday, January 09, 2011, 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency, Capitol 5
Association for Social Economics/American Economic Association
The Ethics of Professional Economic Practice (Panel Discussion)
Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research), "Applying Economics to Economists: Good Governance at the International Financial Institutions"
David Colander (Middlebury College), "A Three-Word Ethical Code for Economists"
George DeMartino (University of Denver), "The Economist's Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics"
Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois-Chicago), "Humanomics: Taking All the Virtues (and Vices) Seriously"

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