26.08.2015 - 00:00:00
Wed, August 26, 2015: Guest Lecture by Prof. Jason Shachat
Reducing prejudice through actual and imagined contact: A field experiment with Malawian shopkeepers and Chinese immigrants
The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce that Professor Jason Shachat is visiting the "School". He is going to give a guest lecture to which we cordially invite all interested scientists and students.
Guest Lecture by Professor Jason Shachat:
Reducing prejudice through actual and imagined contact
A field experiment with Malawian shopkeepers and Chinese immigrants
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Venue: Building SG, Room SG 183, Geibelstraße 41, 47057 Duisburg, University of Duisburg-Essen
Abstract: We examine the ability of intergroup contact to ameliorate the effect of in-group bias on economic outcomes. Specifically, we employ randomized experiments to test whether actual and imagined contact is effective in reducing prejudice between indigenous Malawian shopkeepers (in-group) and their Chinese immigrant counterparts (out-group), and test the stability of these changes over time. We find differing results with actual contact. Local Malawians’ attitude towards Chinese migrants did not improve, but their willingness to spend time did. In contrast, actual contact spurred improvement in the Chinese migrants’ attidtude toward local Malawians, but did not increase their willingness to spend time with them. These effects persisted over a time period of at least ten days. Imagined contact had no impact on Malawians’ attidude or behavioral intention with respect to Chinese migrants.
CV: Jason joined Durham University as a Professor of Experimental Economics in 2014. Previously Jason held appointments at University of California San Diego, National University of Singapore, Xiamen University, and was a research scientist at the IBM TJ Watson Research Lab. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematical Economics from Tulane University and his PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona. Jason researches in the areas of experimental economics, behavioural game theory, behavioural operations management, asset markets, and auctions. International academic journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Bahavior, and others have published his papers.
Furthermore Professor Shachat likes to offer you to come by his office on Thursday, August 27 from 14:00 to 16:00 for a one-to-one conversation.
Please contact Stefanie Ridder in advance by E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment.