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Department of Economics seminars

We host experts in different areas of economics, including academics and practitioners from around the world. View our upcoming seminars on this page.

Upcoming seminars

Details about our scheduled seminars.

29 November 2023

  • Speaker: Dr Ingela Alger, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Title: Estimating Social Preferences and Kantian Morality in Strategic Interactions, joint with Boris van Leeuwen
  • Location: 3 East 2.2
  • Time: 2.45pm - 4pm

Theory suggests that a form of Kantian morality has evolutionary foundations. To investigate the relative importance of Kantian morality and social preferences, we run a laboratory experiment on strategic interaction in social dilemmas. We structurally estimate social preferences and Kantian morality at the individual and aggregate level. We observe considerable heterogeneity in preferences. Finite mixture analyses show that the subject pool is well described as consisting of two or three types: all display a Kantian moral concern, which they combine with aheadness aversion, behindness aversion, or both. The value of adding Kantian morality to well-established preference classes (distributional preferences as well as reciprocity) is also evaluated.

6 December 2023

  • Speaker: Dr Simone Valente, University of East Anglia
  • Title: TBC
  • Location: TBC
  • Time: TBC

13 December 2023

  • Speaker: David Jaeger, University of St. Andrews
  • Title: TBC
  • Location: TBC
  • Time: TBC

Previous seminars

Find details of past events from the Department of Economics seminar series.


15 November 2023

  • Speaker: Professor Natalia Bailey, Monash University
  • Title: Measuring cross-country spillovers in growth-at-risk (joint with L. Li (Monash University), N. Bailey (Monash University), G. Caggiano (University of Padua and Monash University)

1 November 2023

25 October 2023

  • Speaker: Dr Indranil Dutta, University of Manchester
  • Title: Do Poverty Alleviation Policies Enhance Resilience to Poverty? Evidence from Bangladesh

7 June 2023

  • Speaker: Professor Klaus Prettner, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Title: Medical innovation, life expectancy, and economic growth (joint with Michael Kuhn, Antonio Minniti and Francesco Venturini)

31 May 2023

  • Speaker: Professor Guilherme Carmona, University of Surrey
  • Title: Stable matching in large markets with occupational choice” (joint with Krittanai Laohakunakorn)

24 May 2023

  • Speaker: Dr Natalia Montinari, Universita della Swizzera Italiana
  • Title: Gendered decision making in explore-exploit tasks (with Francesca Barigozzi and Elisa Orlandi)

17 May 2023

  • Speaker: Professor Fabrizio Mazzona, Universita della Swizzera Italiana
  • Title: Life Events Trigger of Benzodiazepine Use: The role of practice style (with Mattia Albertini and Pieter Bakx)

10 May 2023

3 May 2023

  • Speaker: Dr Stefania Lovo, University of Reading
  • Title: The political economy of environmental regulation: evidence from sand mining in India

26 April 2023

29 March 2023

  • Speaker: Professor Marko Köthenbürger, ETH Zurich
  • Title: Tax responses in local public finance: the flypaper effect at work (with Gabriel Loumeau)

22 March 2023

  • Speaker: Dr Michele Battisti, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Title: Twitter and Crime: The Effect of Social Movements on Gender-Based Violence

13 March 2023

  • Speaker: Professor Michael Finus, University of Graz
  • Title: The Governance Architecture of Climate Agreements in the Light of Solar Radiation Management (joint with Joel Kariel)


7 December 2022

23 November 2022

  • Speaker: Professor Paola Manzini, University of Bristol
  • Title: “A model of approval” (joint with Marco Mariotti and Levent Ülkü)

16 November 2022

  • Speaker: Professor Sandra McNally, University of Surrey
  • Title: Immigration and Vocational Training: UK Evidence (joint with Alan Manning and Guglielmo Ventura)

26 October 2022

19 October 2022

  • Speaker: Professor Holger Strulik, University of Göttingen
  • Title: Deconstructing the Population Bomb: The Environment, Directed Technical Change, and the Fertility Transition

12 October 2022

  • Speaker: Dr Anthony Savagar, University of Kent
  • Title: Returns to Scale and Productivity in the Macroeconomy (joint with Joel Kariel)

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