I am a professor at the Department of Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Scientific Director of the Centre of Excellence FAIR (Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality) and co-director of the research group The Choice Lab. I am Einstein Visiting Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin and Associated Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, and serve as an associate editor in Journal of Political Economy and Social Choice and Welfare.
My research spans behavioral and experimental economics, development economics, distributive justice and social choice theory. I presently have an ERC Advanced Grant on the project “Fairness and the moral mind” and a Research Excellence Grant from the Research Council of Norway on “Fair inequality and personal responsibility.”
Competitiveness, gender and handedness: a large-sample intercultural study, (co-authors: Thomas Buser, Alexander W. Cappelen, Uri Gneezy, and Moshe Hoffman), Economics and Human Biology, forthcoming.
Understanding the resource curse: A large-scale experiment on corruption in Tanzania, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Donald Mmari, and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.
Solidarity and fairness in times of crisis, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, and Erik Ø. Sørensen), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 186, June 2021, Pages 1-11.
You’ve got mail: A randomized field experiment on tax evasion, (co-authors: Kristina Bott, Alexander W. Cappelen, and Erik Ø. Sørensen), Management Science, 66(7): 2801-3294, 2020.
The effect of early childhood education on social preferences, (co-authors: Alexander Cappelen, John List, and Anya Samek), Journal of Political Economy, 128(7): 2739-2758, 2020.
Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania, (co-authors: Kjetil Bjorvatn, Alexander W. Cappelen, Linda Helgesson Sekei, and Erik Ø. Sørensen), Management Science, 66(6): 2291-2799, 2020.
Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?, (co-authors: Ingvild Almås, and Alexander W. Cappelen), Journal of Political Economy, 128(5): 1753-1788, 2020.
The development of social comparisons and sharing behavior across 12 Countries, (co-authors: Anya Samek, Jason Cowell, Alexander Cappelen, Yawei Cheng, Carlos Contreras-Ibanez, Natalia Gomez-Sicard, Maria Luz Gonzalez-Gadea, David Huepe, Agustin Ibanez, Professor Kang Lee, Susan Malcolm-Smith, Natalia Salas, Bilge Selcuk, Alina Wong, Xinyue Zhou, and Jean Decety), Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 192(104778), 2020.
Ethnically biased? Experimental evidence from Kenya, (co-authors: Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Simon Galle, Edward Miguel, Daniel N. Posner, and Kelly Zhang), Journal of the European Economic Association, 18(1): 134-164, 2020.
The development gap in economic rationality of future elites, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen, Shachar Kariv, and Erik Ø. Sørensen), invited resubmission in Games and Economic Behavior.
The merit primacy effect, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen, Karl Ove Moene, and Siv-Elisabeth Skjelbred), invited resubmission in Economic Journal.
A meritocratic origin of egalitarian behavior, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen, Johanna Mollerstrom, and Bjørn-Atle Reme), invited resubmission in Economic Journal.
Linking social and personal preferences: Theory and experiment, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen, Shachar Kariv, Erik Ø. Sørensen, and Bill Zame), invited resubmission in Journal of Political Economy.
Second-best fairness: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen and Cornelius Cappelen), 2021.
Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen and Ranveig Falch), 2021.
Fairness and Willingness to Compete, (co-authors: Thomas Buser and Alexander W. Cappelen), 2021.
Adverse selection into competition: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania, (co-authors: Ingvild Almås, Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, and Vincent Somville), 2020.
Fairness and limited information: Are people Bayesian meritocrats?, (co-authors: Alexander W. Cappelen and Thomas de Haan), 2020.
Empowering the disabled: Experimental evidence from savings groups in Uganda, (co-author: Kjetil Bjorvatn), 2020.