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March 05, 2007

America’s Evolving Values - ISR Director’s Lecture Series

Friday, March 9, 2007
2:00 PM - 6050 ISR

Dr. Ernst Fehr
Director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
Director of the University Research Priority Program on the Foundations of Human Social Behavior
University of Zurich, Switzerland

"Do U.S.-Americans Trust Strangers More than Germans Do?: Results from Two Representative Experiments.”

Dr. Fehr is best-known for his work using laboratory experiments with human subjects to explore the values and sentiments of fairness and reciprocity as they relate to individual economic behavior. More recently, Dr. Fehr has been exploring biological mechanisms that may impact social behavior. His ISR presentation argues that the trust gap between Germany and the US can be completely explained with survey measures of risk preferences, preferences for reciprocity and altruism.

James S. Jackson
Director and Research Professor
Institute for Social Research
Daniel Katz Distinguished University
Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan

Posted by meloches at March 5, 2007 12:03 AM