Behavioral Economics

Are fast-loan markets undermining or promoting welfare? How should information about prices and product characteristics be provided to consumers? How does the framing of the offer influence sales and perceptions about quality? What if consumers make consumption choices that are self-harming, how should such markets be regulated in order to promote well-functioning markets and welfare?

Behavioral Economics & Consumer Behavior

The inter-dependencies between competition and consumer policy have been increasingly recognized by academics and policy makers alike.

Even in Finland consumer policy authorities, on the one hand, and competition policy authorities, on the other hand, merged under the same roof when The Finnish Competition and Consumer Policy Authority was established in 2013. Behavioral economics and consumer research are key to understanding the connections between competition and consumer policies, since this research aims at understanding and quantifying the sometimes irrational (in the sense of self-harming) decision making by consumers thus providing tools for integrating consumer protection and competition policy analysis. Under the umbrella of “behavioral economics & consumer behavior”, these and related questions are being studied.

 

The group maintains Helsinki Labbet, an online and mobile decision making laboratory, and benefits from its services in its datacollection. Helsinki Labbet welcomes behvioral scientists, economist etc. to utilize its facilities. Contact information in the link below.

Helsinki Labbet — Helsinki Laboratory for Behavioral and Experimental Studies

http://www.helsinkilabbet.fi/

Behavioral Breakfast (internal seminar / discussions)
Program
  • Date: 16/09/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online, please contact topi.miettinen [at] hanken.fi to join the meeting

  • Date: 23/09/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 30/09/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 07/10/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 14/10/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 21/10/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 28/10/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 04/11/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 11/11/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 18/11/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 25/11/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 02/12/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

  • Date: 09/12/2020 8:45 am
    Location: online

Members
TM
Topi Miettinen

Chair of the group, Professor
topi.miettinen at hanken.fi

JA
Jaakko Aspara

Member, Professor of marketing and consumer behavior
jaakko.aspara at hanken.fi
Homepage

SB
Shreya Basu

Member, PhD student
shreya.basu at helsinki.fi
Homepage

JG
Jori Grym

Member, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Marketing
jori.grym at hanken.fi

MH
Marja-Liisa Halko

Member, University Lecturer
marja-liisa.halko at helsinki.fi
Homepage

DH
Daniel Hauser

Member, Assistant Professor
daniel.hauser at aalto.fi
Homepage

KK
Kaisa Kotakorpi

Member, Research Professor
kaisa.kotakorpi at vatt.fi

Anustup Kundu

Member, PhD student
anustup.kundu at helsinki.fi
Homepage

PM
Peter H. Matthews

Member, Visiting professor
peter.matthews at aalto.fi
Homepage

SM
Satu Metsälampi

Member, Postdoctoral researcher
satu.metsalampi at utu.fi
Homepage

TN
Tuomas Nurminen

Member, PhD student
tuomas.nurminen at hanken.fi

PP
Petteri Palonen

Member, PhD student
petteri.palonen at helsinki.fi

Teemu Pekkarinen

Member, PhD student
teemu.pekkarinen at helsinki.fi
Homepage

JP
Jukka Pirttilä

Member, Professor
jukka.pirttila at helsinki.fi

LS
Lauri Sääksvuori

Member, Senior researcher
lauri.saaksvuori at thl.fi
Homepage

ES
Elyas Saif

Member, PhD student
elyas.saif at hanken.fi
Homepage

EW
Erik Wengström

Member, Visiting professor
erik.wengstrom at hanken.fi

XX
Xiaogeng Xu

Member, Post-doc
xiaogeng.xu at hanken.fi
Homepage

Upcoming Seminars

13 Feb 2020

Behavioral Economics

Gender, willingness to compete and career choices along the whole ability distribution

  • Noemi Peter
  • University of Groningen

13 May 2020

Behavioral Economics

Consumer behaviour, search and choice: Evidence from smartphones study in Finland

  • Shreya Basu
  • University of Helsinki

15 Sep 2020

Behavioral Economics

What Makes a Rule Complex? (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Ryan Oprea
  • UC Santa Barbara

22 Sep 2020

Behavioral Economics

RCTs to Scale: Comprehensive Evidence from Two Nudge Units (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Stefano DellaVigna
  • Berkeley

29 Sep 2020

Behavioral Economics

The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from a Nationwide Natural Field Experiment(in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Robert Metcalfe
  • Boston University

13 Oct 2020

Behavioral Economics

Expertise, Gender, and Equilibrium Play (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • John Wooders
  • New York University

27 Oct 2020

Behavioral Economics

Self-Persuasion: Evidence from Field Experiments at Two International Debating Competitions (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Peter Schwardmann
  • University of Munich

3 Nov 2020

Behavioral Economics

Moral Universalism: Economic and Political Applications (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Benjamin Enke
  • Harvard

1 Dec 2020

Behavioral Economics

Loss Attitudes in the U.S. Population: Evidence from Dynamically Optimized Sequential Experimentation (DOSE) (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Erik Snowberg
  • Caltech

8 Dec 2020

Behavioral Economics

Collaborative Dishonesty: A Meta-Study (in collaboration with SBEE Michigan Seminar Series)

  • Shaul Shalvi
  • University of Amsterdam

17 Nov 2020

Behavioral Economics

Does mining fuel bubbles? An experimental study on cryptocurrency markets (with Andis Sofianos and Yilong Xu)

  • Marco Lambrecht
  • Hanken

30 Mar 2021

Behavioral Economics

More skill, less bias? Chasing behavior among experienced poker players

  • Marko Lambrecht
  • Hanken School of Economics

11 May 2021

Behavioral Economics

The role of reporting institutions and image motivation in tax evasion and incidence (with Kaisa Kotakorpi, Satu Metsälampi and Tuomas Nurminen

  • Topi Miettinen
  • Hanken

11 Sep 2019

Microeconomics

Robust bidding and revenue in descending price auction

  • Sarah Auster
  • University of Mannheim and Bocconi University

23 Oct 2019

Microeconomics

Experts, Quacks and Fortune-Tellers: Dynamic Cheap Talk with Career Concerns

  • Egor Starkov
  • University of Copenhagen

22 Oct 2019

Microeconomics

Microeconomics PhD Workshop

13 Nov 2019

Microeconomics

Information Acquisition in Social Learning

  • Helene Mass
  • Bonn

4 Dec 2019

Microeconomics

On the Importance of Social Status for Labor Markets

  • Pawel Gola
  • BI

29 Nov 2019

Microeconomics

Mechanism design with farsighted agents (with Ville Korpela)

  • Michele Lombardi
  • Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

11 Mar 2020

Microeconomics

Nash bargaining with endogenous outside options

  • Eduard Talamàs
  • IESE

29 May 2020

Microeconomics

Microeconomics PhD Workshop

23 Sep 2020

Microeconomics

Early-Career Discrimination: Spiraling or Self-Correcting? (with Yingni Guo and Bruno Strulovici)

  • Arjada Bardhi
  • Duke

21 Oct 2020

Microeconomics

Dynamically Aggregating Diverse Information (joint with Xiaosheng Mu and Vasilis Syrgkanis)

  • Annie Liang
  • University of Pennsylvania

18 Nov 2020

Microeconomics

“Are Simple Mechanisms Optimal when Agents are Unsophisticated?” (with Piotr Dworczak).

  • Jiangtao Li
  • Singapore Management University

2 Dec 2020

Microeconomics

“Multi-Dimensional Screening with Buyer-Optimal Learning” (joint with Rahul Deb)

  • Anne-Katrin Roesler
  • University of Toronto

9 Dec 2020

Microeconomics

“Strategic Disclosure in Research Races,” joint with Kalyan Chatterjee and Kaustav Das

  • Miaomiao Dong
  • Penn State

7 Oct 2020

Microeconomics

Inspecting Experimentation

  • Jan Knoepfle
  • Aalto

4 Nov 2020

Microeconomics

Incentives for Collective Innovation

  • Gregorio Curello
  • Bonn

24 Feb 2021

Microeconomics

Evolutionarily Stable (Mis)specifications: Theory and Applications (Joint with Jonathan Libgober)

  • Kevin He
  • University of Pennsylvania

10 Mar 2021

Microeconomics

Communication in the shadow of catastrophe

  • Inga Deimen
  • University of Arizona

19 May 2021

Microeconomics

Robust Monopoly Regulation

  • Yingni Guo
  • Northwestern

24 Mar 2021

Microeconomics

Reputation Building under Obervational Learning

  • Harry Pei
  • Northwestern

5 May 2021

Microeconomics

Insider Imitation

  • Erik Madsen
  • NYU

21 Apr 2021

Microeconomics

Global manipulation by local obfuscation

  • Fei Li
  • UNC

2 Jun 2021

Microeconomics

Paying with Information

  • Ayca Kaya
  • University of Miami

16 Jun 2021

Microeconomics

Search, Matching, and Signaling: Do Markets Help Relationships? (From 3-4pm)

  • Arda Gitmez
  • Bilkent

31 May 2021

Microeconomics

Microeconomics PhD Workshop

15 Sep 2021

Microeconomics

TBA

  • Pooya Molavi
  • Northwestern

22 Sep 2021

Microeconomics

TBA

  • Ron Siegel
  • Penn State

6 Oct 2021

Microeconomics

TBA

  • Daniel Barron
  • Northwestern

17 Nov 2021

Microeconomics

TBA

  • Laura Doval
  • Columbia

1 Dec 2021

Microeconomics

TBA

  • Aniko Oery
  • Yale
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