24 March - Subjective Beliefs and Economic Preferences During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preliminary Analysis of Experimental Data from a US Sample
Professor Don Ross, Head of School of Society, Politics, and Ethics, UCC.
Wednesday, 24th of March 4-5 pm;
Meeting ID: 897 5209 1760 Passcode: 617744
During 2020, my team of experimental economists from the CEAR Lab (Atlanta, Cape Town, Utrecht) conducted 6 waves of online experiments, in the US and South Africa, to estimate relationships among people's risk preferences, their preferences over distributions of rewards over time, their beliefs about the future course of the COVID-19 pandemic, their sources of information about the virus, and their behaviour with respect to health and safety. This week's talk shows some high-level results on how well the US subjects' beliefs about COVID-19, over the course of the year, tracked the publicly available forecasts of epidemiologists.