【主 题】The Psychology and Economics of a Superstition
【主讲人】Joshua Miller（Assistant Professor at the University of Alicante（Spain））
【摘 要】We design two field experiments and a laboratory experiment in order to determine if people are willing to incur a cost (qualitative and quantitative) to behave in accordance with their superstitious beliefs. We explore potential mechanisms.
【主讲人简介】Joshua Miller is an economist at the University of Alicante (Spain). He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He works primarily in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics. His current research interests focus on information processing, judgment under uncertainty, and belief aggregation. He has published papers in top journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and Management Science.