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Aldo Rustichini: Merit and Social Justice

Public Lecture

Wednesday 31 October, 6.00pm
Room S0.21 Social Sciences Building

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In this special public lecture, chaired by Professor Andrew Oswald, Aldo Rustichini will present his current research to the Warwick community:

Social justice and merit are ideas in conflict, and the conflict translates today (autumn 2012) into a passionate political debate. These ideas are in conflict because they provide a very different criterion to decide a fundamental issue: what is a fair society. In the analytical tradition of contract theory we are asked to perform a thought experiment: if we could create a society, and we wanted it to be fair, which society would we choose? In this talk Aldo Rustichini will review research that tried to put this same thought experiment on the firmer grounds of a controlled laboratory experiment.

Aldo Rustichini is Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (University of Florence, Italy) a Masters in Economics (University of Manchester, UK) and a Ph.D in Mathematics (University of Minnesota). He is Fellow of the Econometric Society, and member of the Game Theory Council. His research interests are in Game Theory, Decision Theory, Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics.

The lecture is free and open to all.
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