Are the rich more selfish than the poor? If you look at claims in the popular press, literature, music and the Bible, it seems like many people believe this to be the case.
Up to date, scientific literature has indeed found some evidence that points to this belief, but most of this evidence comes from laboratory experiments. Behavioral economist Jan Stoop prefers to examine real-life behavior in a real-life setting; he is working on a natural field experiment on ethical behavior between upper class and lower class citizens in a medium sized city in the Netherlands. His results show striking differences between the two social classes. How can we understand these differences in behavior and what can they tell us about greediness and honesty?
Dr. Jan Stoop is associate professor Applied Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The lecture The truth about lying by dr. Sophie van der Zee is canceled due to personal circumstances of the speaker. This lecture will return at a time yet to be determined.
For those of you who reserved a seat for 'The truth about lying' earlier: your reservation remains valid for Jan Stoop's lecture, so you do not need to register again. However, if you decide not to come, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.