Dutiful Behavior: A Model of Moral Sentiments

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Speaker
Erik Mohlin
Date
16/03/2021 - 12:45 - 11:30
Place
Zoom
Affiliation
Lund University
Abstract

Dutiful Behavior: A Model of Moral Sentiments

Joint with: Tore Ellingsen

 We expand the formal theory of other-regarding preferences to account for dutiful behavior. There are duties of justice and of beneficence. Justice involves rules, while beneficence involves responsibilities. People are heterogeneous along three dimensions, called dutifulness, integrity, and punitiveness. Dutifulness determines conscious pursuit of duties. Integrity limits unconscious self-deception about one’s duties. Punitiveness determines resentment and punishment of others that violate their duties. We relate the model’s predictions to an extensive body  of data on lying, cooperation, generosity, and reciprocity.

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Schedule: 

11:30-11:45 - gathering & free talk

11:45-12:45 - research presentation

Last Updated Date : 03/02/2021