Behavior and Society Working Group

About

We explore the relationship between individual behavior and institutional and socio-economic structures. Join us to draw upon  psychology, sociology, neuroscience, and philosophy, as well as behavioral and experimental economics.

Coordinators:
Daniel Fernando de Souza (University of Turin, Italy)
Arzu Shipstone (Prince Sultan University, UK)
Livia Jessica Dell’Anna (University of Salento, Italy)

Contact
behavior[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

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Research themes

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Theory
  • Emergence of social phenomena from individual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Neuroeconomics & Cognitive Economics
  • AI, Digital technologies and societal impact
  • Behavioral Science from the Global South perspective
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Social norms
  • Behavioral Law and Economics
  • Quintuple Helix of Innovation
  • Social Interactions in the Knowledge Economy

Research Question 

  • How does human behavior differ from the rational agent in economics and what are the consequences for economic theorizing
  • How does the law influence and drive human behavior
  • Where do economic preferences come from, and what are they?
  • What role do narratives play in shaping economic decisions and behaviors?
  • How do policymakers, managers, and workers collaborate to generate innovations?
  • How can we incorporate the influence of power into economic analysis?
  • How do culture and economic decision-making interact
  • What are the societal and behavioral ramifications of AI?
  • How can we develop microfoundations that accurately represent the diversity among market agents?
  • How can policies be adapted to various cultural contexts effectively?

Other Projects Planned 

  • Congress on the Quintuple Helix of Innovation to be held in UniSalento, Puglia (IT)
  • Hosting webinars to present essays or personal research agendas.

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • Cognitive Economics Society
  • London Behavioral Economics Network
  • Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network

Projects

You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 

Upcoming 

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Next meetup WED 3rd JULY @ 3pmCET : Lecture on QHI + Collaboration discussion
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