Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

CeDEx Seminar/ Senior Academic Seminar - Werner Gueth (Max-Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn and LUISS Rome)

A41 Sir Clive Granger
Wednesday 16th October 2019 (15:00-16:30)

This seminar is joint with the Senior Academic Seminar Series.

Methodological Dualism - Its Philosophical and Behavioral Perspective

The presentation provides a broad methodological discussion beginning with a discussion of the rational choice approach as a purely philosophical exercise without any consideration of human cognition and psychology. Methodological dualism confronts this with the behavioral alternative of trying to describe and explain actual decision making and how one can improve it.

Via two experimental studies we partly illustrate the need to improve human decision making, irrespective whether or not it involves social and strategic interaction. A striking aspect of the second study is that crucial stochasticity crowds out altruistic sanctioning and rewarding. We conclude by offering a dynamic process framework for experimentally exploring rational decision making.

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