17 November 2021

DEMS Economics Webinar: Julie Chytilová (Charles University)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 (CET), online

NASTINESS IN GROUPS
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The DEMS Economics Webinar series is proud to host

  Julie Chytilová
   
(Charles University)

Abstract: This paper provides evidence showing that people are more prone to engage in nasty behavior, malevolently causing financial harm to other people at own costs, when they make decisions on behalf of a group rather than when making choices individually on their own. We establish this behavioral regularity in four large-scale experiments among adolescents, university students and a nationally representative sample of adults (N = 7,426). We test several potential mechanisms, and the results suggest that the “destructiveness shift” in groups is driven by lower perception of individual responsibility, in line with self-signaling models.
(joint with Michal Bauer, Jana Cahlíková, Dagmara Celik-Katreniak, Lubomír Cingl, and Tomáš Želinský)

Online through Zoom (Meeting ID: 945 1958 3919 Passcode: 873178).