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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.

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

Dkfm. Dr. Hartmut KLIEMT

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

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

Dr. Univ.-Prof. Martin KOCHER

Director, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

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

Seminar Week

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12.08.2013

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience” Plenary
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert Part II Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

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

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00 International Evening Culture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: Transformations Seminar

15.08.2013

16:00 - 17:30 Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values Culture