Preferences for coordination - their function and evolutionary foundation

Using behavioral game theory, this project aims to provide a deeper understanding of how collective action decisions are made and why people make the choices they do.

In social and economic life, people are often confronted with decisions that require collective action, such as whether to participate in demonstrations, bank runs, or currency attacks. The study proposed in this project will use behavioral game theory to understand the mechanisms behind how individuals form preferences regarding collective action and how these preferences are influenced by their environment. Specifically, the project will examine how economic factors such as upturns or downturns and increased uncertainty can shape people's preferences for taking or not taking collective action. 



Principal Investigator

Alexandros Rigos PhD, Economics