I went to a different breakout session, but heard very good things about this one on "psychological considerations in economics":
Many of our global problems – from climate change to financial crises – arise from people’s failure to cooperate adequately to achieve socially desirable outcomes. There is a widespread recognition that we need a deeper understanding of human nature in order to discern new opportunities for human cooperation. The Kiel Institute and the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig are developing an interdisciplinary program with INET to examine new avenues of how psychological and neuroscientific knowledge about human motivation, emotion and social cognition can inform models of economic decision making. How can a profounder understanding of human motivation and preferences lead to a broader appreciation of our prospects for pro-social and sustainable economic behaviors?
- David Tuckett - Training and Supervising Analyst in the British Psychoanalytical Society
- Inske Pirschel - Research Assistant, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
- Gert Pönitzsch - Research Assistant, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
- Cars Hommes - Professor of Economics Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Moderator: Dennis Snower - President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy