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15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic Policy

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Modern economic research has generated innumerable insights into the basic psychological principles of economic activity. Many of these findings are directly relevant for economic policy, as they apply to the ideal design of institutions, rules and laws. The assumption that human beings are not always rational and egoistic, but sometimes irrational, emotional and altruistic constitutes an important starting point. Up to now modern results of economic research, for example from behavioural or experimental economics, have only been utilised to a very limited extent by practical economic policy although possible areas of application are obvious. Examples may be health policy (How do you convince people to adapt a healthy life-style?), pension policy (How can you convince people to make provisions?) or general communication and implication of necessary reform. The seminar will focus on how individual decisions are made and how individual values develop. Moreover, we will investigate how entire societies act as a consequence of a series of individual actions and how they define their knowledge and values. The main goal of the seminar will be analysing and discussing of the question of how insights from behavioural economics can be applied to concrete political challenges.

Speakers

Vice President Research and Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt Chair
Director, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Chair

Dkfm. Dr. Hartmut KLIEMT

Vice President Research and Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt

1968-1977 Studies, Philosophy, Economics and Mathematics, Regensburg, Göttingen, Frankfurt, Hagen
1974-1976 Research Assistant Operations Research, University of Dortmund
1976-1980 Research Assistant Philosophy of Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
1981-1983 Habilitation, Goethe University Frankfurt
1983-1988 Substitute Lecturer of Philosophy (Stegmüller, Munich; Becker, Frankfurt)
1988-2006 Chair of Practical Philosophy, University Duisburg-Essen
since 2006 Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Dr. Univ.-Prof. Martin KOCHER

Director, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

2002 Doctorate, Economics, University of Innsbruck
2002-2007 Assistant Professor, University of Innsbruck and University of Amsterdam
2007-2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Munich
2010 Full Professor in Behavioral and Experimental Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich
since 2011 Full Professor of Economics, University of Munich
since 2011 Affiliate Professor, University of Gothenburg
2012-2013 Dean, Department of Economics, University of Munich
2013 Affiliate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2013-2016 Professor of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich
since 2016 Director, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Seminar Week

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kategorie: Alle PlenarySeminar

12.08.2013

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of "The Light of Experience"Plenary
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert Part IIPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security - Cooperation, Concentration and IntegrationSeminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society?Seminar
Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect?Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation - A Biological and Social BaseSeminar
Seminar 05: Values in ScienceSeminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation?Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism - Values and the Variety of Spiritual ExperiencesSeminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in ArtSeminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open SocietySeminar
Seminar 10: Power and CyberspaceSeminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy - Value-Based or Realpolitik?Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical AspectsSeminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical ImplicationsSeminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European ValuesSeminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic PolicySeminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural ApproachSeminar

13.08.2013

20:00 - 22:00International EveningCulture

14.08.2013

19:00 - 00:00BarCamp: TransformationsSeminar

15.08.2013

18:00 - 19:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture