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JLU Economics Reserach Seminar WS 2015/16

October 18, 2015

This is the program for the economics research seminar at the University of Giessen, which is organized by Prof. Dr. Peter Tillmann, Dr. Johannes Paha and myself.

Date Speaker Title
Oct. 28 Dr. Matthias Hartmann (Uni Heidelberg) When does information on forecast variance improve the performance of a combined forecast?
Nov. 18
Dr. Cäzilia Loibl (Leeds University Business School)
Can behavioral interventions motivate regular saving? Evidence from the U.S. government’s Assets for Independence program
Nov, 30, at 2 pm in HS 2
Prof. Dr. Lars Feld (Uni Freiburg und Sachverständigenrat SVR)
Vorstellung des Jahresgutachtens des SVR
Dec. 9
Dr. Sebastian Krügel (JLU Gießen)
Projection bias or conflict of selves? – An experiment with commitment device
Feb. 3
Prof. Dr. Guido Friebel (Uni Frankfurt)
Wage Cuts in the Field

Unless otherwise noted, all talks start at 4 pm (Room R601, Licher Str. 66).

Research Seminar, Giessen, 2015

May 14, 2015

This is the program for the economics research seminar at the University of Giessen, which is organized by Prof. Dr. Peter Tillmann, Dr. Johannes Paha and myself.

Date Speaker Title
May, 6 Prof. Guido Friebel, PhD (Uni Frankfurt) cancelled
May, 27
Prof. Filip Vesely, PhD (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
Voluntary separation as a sanctioning device for eternal cooperation? An experiment‐guided theory
June, 16
Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann (Universität Mannheim)
tba
July, 1
Prof. Dr. Thomas Steger (Universität Leipzig)
No price like home: global house prices, 1870‐2012
July, 8
Prof. Dr. Peter Kenning (Universität Düsseldorf)
Neuroeconomics und Consumer Neuroscience
July, 15
Dr. Dirk Ulbricht (DIW Berlin)
Economic sentiment in German newspapers and the prediction of industrial production

All talks start at 4 pm (Room R601, Licher Str. 66).

Masterclass Wissenschaftstheorie

June 25, 2014

GGS Masterclass:

Die Sein/Sollen Dichotomie in den Sozialwissenschaften

Diese Veranstaltung wird organisiert von der GGS Sektion Wissenschaftstheorie.

Organisatorisches

Referenten: Dr. Christine Tiefensee (Lehrstuhl für Politische Theorie, Universität Bamberg)

Termine: 09.10.2014, 9:00-16:00 Uhr und 10.10.2014, 10:00-15:00 Uhr

Ort: Raum 601 (Untergeschoss), Licher Str. 66, 35394 Gießen

Details hier.

Economics Research Seminar (Giessen)

April 24, 2014

This is the program for the economics research seminar at the University of Giessen, which is organized by Prof. Peter Tillmann, Dr. Johannes Paha and myself.

Date Speaker Title Room
May 7, 2014 Tobias Regner, Ph.D. (MPI Jena) Moral Wiggle Room and Reciprocity R 601
May 28, 2014 Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner (Uni Bonn) Cooperate Leniency in a Dynamic World: The Preemptive Push of an Uncertain Future R 601
June 6, 2014 Prof. Dr. Christine Zulehner (Uni Frankfurt) TBA R 601
June 18, 2014 Prof. Kundan Kishor, Ph.D. (U Wisconsin, Milwaukee) What Moves the Price-Rent Ratio for Housing? A Modified Present-Value Approach R 601
July 9, 2014 Dr. Bettina Klose (Uni Zurich) Moderating Alliances R 601

All talks start at 6 pm.

Adaptive Präferenzen

March 1, 2014

Rainer Hank berichtet hier über Carl Christian von Weizsäckers Konzept der adaptiven Präferenzen (Symposion anläßlich Bertram Schefolds 70. Geburtstag). Prof. Weizsäckers Vortragsmanuskript gibt’s hier.

Menschen, die nicht schon als Ökonomen auf die Welt gekommen sind, fanden dieses Konzept der starren Präferenzen immer schon wunderlich und wenig plausibel. Der Alltagserfahrung viel näher kommt der Verdacht, dass Präferenzen sich ändern je nach Umgebung, in der wir gerade leben, oder nach der Rolle, die wir gerade spielen. Präferenzen befinden sich im Wettstreit nicht nur inter-, sondern auch innersubjektiv:  Der Gelegenheitsraucher sucht langfristig Gesundheit und kurzfristig Genuss und leidet durch diesen inneren Widerspruch ständig an sich selbst. Kognitive Dissonanzen pflegt man solche Widersprüche vornehm zu nennen.

new Paper

September 23, 2013

My new paper “Rewards and the private provision of public goods on dynamic networks” is published in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics (here).

VfS Jahrestagung 2012

September 7, 2011

Thomas Frickes Blog Wirtschaftswunder liefert Zusammenfassungen der Geschehnisse bei der diesjährigen Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik. Interessant ist vor allem der Artikel über Ernst Fehrs Thünen-Vorlesung, in der Fehr für eine engere interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit zwischen Ökonomen, Biologen und Psyschologen plädiert.

Duncan Foley on The Need for Interdisciplinary Work

August 18, 2011

Frey’s response

July 10, 2011

The storm has not died down. In a Swiss newspaper interview Bruno Frey explains his position. And Olaf Storbeck responds.

Update (14th July): A comparison of the four 2010-2011 papers published by Frey/Torgler/Savage.

Bruno Frey is in trouble

July 7, 2011

Bruno Frey, David Savage and Benno Torgler published two papers about survival in life-and-death situations, like the sinking of the Titanic. One paper was published in JEBO 2010, the other one in JEP 2011. Now they are accused of self-plagiarism. Economic Logic writes the following:

The two papers are by Bruno Frey, David Savage and Benno Torgler. They both report on the sinking of the Titanic and discuss the characteristics of the passengers who survived versus those who perished. Both papers come to the same conclusions. The texts are different, though, and the published regressions are slightly different, with no explanation why, because there is no reference to the other paper. One has therefore to read in much detail to understand what the contribution of each paper is, if there is any.

All this is very fishy. It really looks like the authors are playing games here, trying to get multiple publications out of the same work. They do not mention the other work to fool editors and referees into thinking these are original contributions, as required for any submission to those journals. They tweak the results and rewrite the text so that they cannot be accused of blatant self-plagiarism. This is unethical behavior, but it is not unheard of in the profession.

Among Economic Logic, other blogs discuss this issue of self-plagiarism.Reactions from the editors as well as from Frey and Torgler can be found here.

Update (July 8th): A summary of the debate can be found here. Thanks to Olaf Storbeck and his Economics Intelligence blog!