Special Online Conference on Experimental Insights from Behavioral Economics on Covid-19
Friday 12th and Friday 19th February 2021
Day 1 – Friday, February 12, 2021
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9:00-10:10 EST / 14:00-15:10 GMT
Keynote #1: Cass Sunstein (Harvard University): The FEAST Framework for Behavioral Change
10:15-11:35 EST / 15:15-16:35 GMT
Contributed session #1:
Marta Serra-Garcia (UC San Diego) Defaults Increase COVID-19 Test and Prevention Demand, but not Vaccination Preferences
Andre Hofmeyr (University of Cape Town) Subjective beliefs and economic preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gyula Seres (Humboldt University Berlin) Face Mask Use and Physical Distancing Before and After Mandatory Masking: Evidence From Public Waiting Lines
Rick Wilson (Rice University) Location, location, location: Boosting vaccine uptake in minority populations
Chair: Aditi Sen (Johns Hopkins University)
11:40-12:55 EST / 16:40-17:55 GMT
Panel session: Improving Pandemic Response with Experiments and Behavioral Economics
Panel Lead: Sunita Sah (Cornell University). Speakers: Alison Buttenheim (University of Pennsylvania) Johannes Haushofer (Stockholm University), Nicholas Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University), Wändi Bruine de Bruin (University of Southern California).
Day 2 – Friday, February 19, 2021
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8:30-9:55 EST / 13:30-14:55 GMT
Contributed session #2:
Molly Crockett (Yale University): Moral dilemmas and trust in leaders during a global health crisis
Lorenz Goette (University of Bonn and National University of Singapore) Does information about local COVID-19 incidence increase the use of digital contact tracing apps?
Hannah Julienne (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin) Behavioral pre-testing of COVID Tracker, Ireland’s contact-tracing app
Armando Meier (University of Lausanne) Anticipation of Covid-19 vaccine reduces social distancing
10:00-11:00 EST / 15:00-16:00 GMT
Keynote #2: Katy Milkman (University of Pennsylvania) Can Behaviorally-Informed Messages Help Encourage Vaccination?
11:05-12:05 EST / 16:05-17:05 GMT
Contributed session #3:
James Allen (University of Michigan) Accelerating Changes in Norms about Social Distancing to Combat COVID‐19 in Developing Countries
Sera Linardi (University of Pittsburgh) To Mask or Not to Mask: Salience of Risk and the Efficacy of Government Messaging
Sebastian Schneider (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods) Nudging or Paying? A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of measures to contain COVID-19 in rural Bangladesh
12:10-13:10 EST / 17:10-18:10 GMT
Keynote #3: George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon University) Covid-19 and Climate Change
Asynchronous Pre-Recorded Presentations
Below is a PRELIMINARY list of JHU-LSE “Conference on Experimental Insights from Behavioral Economics on Covid-19” asynchronous presenters. Click on the paper titles to view the 5-minute presentations. Clicking on the presenter’s name will take you to their webpage.
Martin Abel, Economics Department, Middlebury College. Socially optimal mistakes? Debiasing COVID-19 mortality risk perception and pro-social behaviours.
J. Jobu Babin, College of Business and Technology Western Illinois University. Shelter in Place Orders, Loneliness, and Cooperative Behavior
Francesco Bogliacino, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Restarting “normal” life after Covid-19 and the lockdown: Evidence from Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy
Konstantin Bräuer, Department of Finance, Goethe-University Frankfurt. Inside the personality of retail investors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beatrice Braut, Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin. Effects on personal protective behaviours adoption of messages about their purpose during COVID-19 pandemic.
Victoria Fast and Daniel Schnurr, University of Passau, Research Group Data Policies. Incentivizing Data Donations and the Adoption of Contact-Tracing Apps – A Randomized Controlled Online Experiment on the German Corona-Warn-App.
Steffi Huber, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam. Zombies ahead: The Covid-19 consumption game-changer: Evidence from a large-scale multi-country survey.
Ruty Keinan, School of Economics and Management, Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffor. Compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines: Active vs. Passive risk takers.
Li King King, Shenzhen Audencia Business School, Shenzhen University. How Does the Covid-19 Outbreak Affect Macroeconomic Expectations?
Sabine Kröger, Université Laval, Laboratoire d’Économie Expérimentale. Subjective Health Risks and Compliance with Safety Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eyal Lahav, Management and Economics Department, The Open University of Israel. Is higher religious faith associated with higher acceptability of vaccination under Covid-19? Evidence from Israel and Japan.
Max Lobeck, Paris School of Economics. How laws affect the perception of norms: empirical evidence from the lockdown.
Johannes Lohse, Economics Department, University of Birmingham. Improving compliance with COVID-19 guidance: a workplace field experiment.
César Mantilla, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota’. Information and symptoms assessment in community pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic: an audit study in Colombia. Video here.
Francesca Marazzi, University Tor Vergata Rome. The effects of COVID-19 lockdown on fairness and cooperation: evidence from a lablike experiment.
Peter H Matthews, Middlebury College. The Partisan Pandemic: do we now live in alternative realities?
Noemi Pace, University of Teramo. The effect of social distancing on trust, trustworthiness and solidarity.
Filippo Pavesi, Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC). Narratives on COVID-19 and Policy Opinions: A Survey Experiment
Mark Pickup, Simon Fraser University. Ambiguous COVID-19 messaging increases unsafe socializing intentions.
Ori Plonsky, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Underweighting of rare events in social interactions and its implications to the design of public policies addressing pandemics.
Yefim Roth, University of Haifa. On the value of alert systems and gentle rule enforcement in addressing pandemics.
Erin Rodenburg, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph. Choice Under Uncertainty: Analysis of a binary choice experiment in the context of COVID-19.
Jet Sanders, London School of Economics. Public discourse of behavioural science over the lockdown
Florian Schneider, University of Zurich. Prosociality predicts health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shosh Shahrabani, The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College,Israel. Emotions, Risk Perceptions, and Decision-Making during the COVID-19 Crisis: A Field Study among Healthcare Workers in Israel.
Anirudh Tagat, Economics Department, Monk Prayogshala. No going back: COVID-19 disease threat perceptions and migrants’ willingness to work in India.
Mirco Tonin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. National or Local? The Demand for News in Italy during COVID-19.
Jean-Christophe Vergnaud, CNRS – Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne. Metacognitive abilities and attitude toward COVID-19.
Matthew Walker, Durham University Business School. How the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic impacted pro-social behaviour and economic preferences: Experimental evidence from China.
Lian Xue, School of Economics and Management in Wuhan University. Medical Occupation Preference under the Influence of the COVID-19 Epidemic: Evidence from post-lockdown Wuhan.
Jubo Yan, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Does information reduce COVID-19 related stigmatization?
Xiao Yu, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Risk information, deliberation and social distancing behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sarah Zaccagni, University of Copenhagen. Promoting social distancing in a pandemic: beyond the good intentions.
Xiaoyu Zeng, Social and Affective NeuroPharmacology (SANP) Lab State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University. Affective and cognitive consequences of receiving COVID-19 information are associated with personal preventive behavior and regional severity of COVID-19 in China.
Robert Bohm (University of Copenhagen), Katharina Hauck (Imperial College London), Johannes Haushofer (Princeton), Marisa Miraldo (Imperial College London), Jet Sanders (LSE), Aditi Sen (Johns Hopkins University), Erik Wengström (Lund University), Daniel Wiesen (University of Cologne).
With the support of the JHU HBHI and LSE PBS leadership: Professors Liam Delaney (Head of Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics) and Dan Polsky (Director of the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, Johns Hopkins University).