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Spring Research Colloquium with Impact #8

30. Juni 2022 13:15 Uhr
EBS Campus Rheingau - Schloss
Rheingaustraße 1
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Raum: K2 (hybrid)

Um den Austausch im Bereich der Forschung zu intensivieren, möchten wir Sie zu unserer Research Colloquia Reihe im Spring Term diesen Jahres einladen, die unter dem Oberthema „Impact“ steht und von unserer Vizedekanin Forschung Karin Kreutzer organisiert wird.

Liebe Freunde, liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

in ihrer Funktion als Prodekanin für Forschung lädt Prof. Dr. Karin Kreutzer Sie herzlich zum Frühjahrskolloquium der EBS Business School zum Thema „Impact“ ein.

Nehmen Sie an folgendem Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Eberhard Feess (Professor of Economics School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) teil:

Utilitarian or deontological models of moral behavior – what predicts morally questionable decisions?


Abstract

The distinction between consequentialism and deontologism is at the core of moral philosophy and has also attracted attention in the economic analysis of moral decisions. We consider voting games where people can earn money by taking morally questionable decisions. Our predictions are taken from a simple behavioral game-theoretic model and depend on the underlying moral preferences. For both kinds of moral theories, we consider a strict and a moderate version. Moral absolutism prohibits certain behavior under any circumstances. Moderate deontologists face internal moral costs whenever they violate a norm but take trade-offs with consequences into account. Strict consequentialists care only about consequences. Moderate consequentialists face moral costs from violating a norm if and only if their violation yields negative consequences for others. We test our hypotheses experimentally for lying on the outcome of a lottery and taking money designated for donation. Our data support moderate deontologism for lying and moderate consequentialism for donation. We attribute this to telling the truth being a duty which, if violated, always leads to moral costs, while voting for taking the money yields moral costs if and only if people actually get the money.


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Kontakt
Karin Kreutzer

Professorin für Social Business

Vizedekanin Forschung

Leiterin des Impact Instituts

+49 611 7102 1412
karin.kreutzer@ebs.edu