BeLab is part of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program and reflects its multidisciplinary spirit. We study moral behavior in all its complexity, so that our research crosses the boundaries of several disciplines. Our group includes psychologists, behavioral economists, game theorists, biologists, and moral and political philosophers. At BeLab we do laboratory experiments, but we also go to the field, and we theorize about what we find empirically, using analytical models as well as simulations.
Cristina Bicchieri, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, an expert on social norms and behavioral ethics, is the head of BeLab. Some areas of special interest at BeLab are social norms, moral heuristics and intuitions, biases, resource division, mutualism, corruption, measures of autonomy and their relation to social change.
Many working papers from the BeLab are available through the RePEc worldwide repository here: https://ideas.repec.org/s/ppc/wpaper.html
Submissions from 2014
Norms, Conventions, and the Power of Expectations, Cristina Bicchieri
Food Labeling and Eco-Friendly Consumption: Experimental Evidence From a Belgian Supermarket, Pieter Vlaeminck, Ting Jiang, and Liesbet Vranken
Submissions from 2013
Cultural Norms: Transmitted Behaviors or Adaptive Responses?, Nicolas Baumard
Norm Manipulation, Norm Evasion: Experimental Evidence, Cristina Bicchieri and Alex K. Chavez
Third-Party Sanctioning and Compensation Behavior: Findings From the Ultimatum Game, Alex K. Chavez and Cristina Bicchieri
Submissions from 2009
Rationality and Indeterminacy, Cristina Bicchieri
Intuitive and Reflective Inferences, Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber