Target-oriented ethics: The role of identifiability
|Date||14 July 2016|
|Time||17:00 - 21:00|
Decisions concerning others can be oriented towards abstract, statistical targets or towards identified individuals. Even when all normatively relevant factors are identical, choices concerning identified individuals may yield systematically different outcomes from choices concerning unidentified individuals. The decision contexts we study vary greatly, including on the one hand choices that affect the decision maker herself, such as altruistic giving at one extreme and competitive behavior at the other, and choices regarding social policies (Affirmative Action, in particular) that do not personally affect the decision maker. The wide scope of identifiability effects suggests that different processes are at work when a specific individual, rather than an abstract entity, is being considered.
We are delighted to host Prof. Ilana Ritov as an ABC VIP guest. She will give a talk which is part of the European Association for Decision Making (EADM) third Judgment and Decision Making (JDM) Summer School for PhD Students. It will take place between 11-16 July 2016 at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Summer School will consist of a weeklong program of courses covering issues of methodology in Judgment and Decision Making (JDM) research including theory building (Martijn van Zomeren, Groningen), cognitive modeling (Ido Erev, Technion), open science (Daniel Lakens, Eindhoven; Susann Fiedler, MPI Bonn), panel data analysis (Andreas Glöckner and Marc Jekel, Hagen), games (Ori Weisel, Nottingham; Shaul Shalvi, Amsterdam), and process tracing (Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Bern; Martijn Willemsen, Eindhoven). The full program is available at http://eadm.eu/3rd-eadm-jdm-summer-school/.
The Summer School is generously funded by the European Association for Decision Making, European Research Council, and Research Priority Areas Behavioral Economics and Brain and Cognition at the University of Amsterdam.