The last year saw the start of our multi-million Templeton grant “Religion, Family Structure and the Origins of Individual Freedom and Economic prosperity”. This project, led together with Joseph Henrich, assembles an interdisciplinary team of scholars including historians, linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and economists to study the underpinnings of individual freedom and economic prosperity.
He was invited to present this ongoing work on kin-based institutions, individual freedom and economic prosperity at several conferences and seminars including presentations at Brown University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam, the University of British Colombia, Stiftung Demokratie Saarland, and the University of Vienna. In the last year, he had three peer-reviewed manuscripts were accepted for publication:
Social Norms and Dishonesty across Societies (forthcoming) with D. Aycinena, L. Rentschler and B. Beranek, PNAS.
Kin-networks and Institutional Development (forthcoming). Economic Journal.
Selection into experiments: New evidence on the role of preferences, cognition, and recruitment protocols (2022) with P. Thiemann, U. Sunde, and C. Thöni, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.