【Behavioral and Experimental Economics Seminar】The role of incentive in promoting cooperation

Behavioral and Experimental Economics Seminar (Session 3)

[Time] November 1st, 2018 (Thursday) 12:30-14:00
[Location] Room 734, Main Building, Mingde
[Topic]  The role of incentive in promoting cooperation
[President] Zhang Boyu (Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, Beijing Normal University)
[Moderator] Lu Fangwen (Professor, School of Economics, Renmin University of China)
[Reviewer] Wang Xianghong (Professor, School of Economics, Renmin University of China)
[Abstract] Sustaining cooperation in social dilemmas has been a longstanding and fundamental topic in both the social and biological sciences. In human society, this problem can be solved by establishing incentive mechanisms that reward cooperators and punish free-riders. In this presentation, the role of incentive in promoting cooperation is discussed from both theoretical and experimental perspectives.

[Introduction to the keynote] Zhang Boyu, Beijing Normal University, associate professor of mathematics, doctoral tutor. In 2006, he obtained a bachelor’s degree from the School of Mathematical Sciences of Beijing Normal University. In 2009, he obtained a master’s degree from the School of Mathematical Sciences of Beijing Normal University. In 2012, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Vienna, Austria. He then entered the School of Mathematical Sciences of Beijing Normal University, 2015. Promoted to associate professor. His main research interests include evolutionary games and behavioral economics. He has published more than 30 papers in internationally renowned academic journals such as PNAS, Operations Research, Games and Economic Behaviour. He has presided over 4 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China.