Recent Submissions

  • Empathic and Numerate Giving: The Joint Effects of Victim Images and Charity Evaluation 

    Reinstein, D; Bergh, R (SAGE Publications, 2019)
    Helping behaviors are often driven by emotional reactions to the suffering of particular individuals, but these behaviors do not seem to be upregulated when many people need help. In this paper we consider if these ...
  • Optimal taxation with risky human capital (journal article) 

    Kapička, M; Neira, J (American Economic Association, 30 October 2019)
    We study optimal tax policies in a life- cycle economy with permanent ability differences and risky human capital investments that have both an unobservable component, learning effort, and an observable component, schooling. ...
  • Drivers are blamed more than their automated cars when both make mistakes 

    Awad, E; Levine, S; Kleiman-Weiner, M; et al. (Nature Research, 28 October 2019)
    When an automated car harms someone, who is blamed by those who hear about it? Here, we asked human participants to consider hypothetical cases in which a pedestrian was killed by a car operated under shared control of a ...
  • The Moral Machine experiment 

    Awad, E; Dsouza, S; Kim, R; et al. (Nature Research, 24 October 2018)
    With the rapid development of artificial intelligence have come concerns about how machines will make moral decisions, and the major challenge of quantifying societal expectations about the ethical principles that should ...
  • Pareto-improving indirect tax coordination and tax diversity 

    Kotsogiannis, C; Lopez-Garcia, Miguel-Angel (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Coordination in tax matters, in the EU and elsewhere, has been largely driven by the movement of taxes towards some common level and, therefore, towards tax uniformity. Making use of a perfectly competitive general ...

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