#Change (with Deepal Basak and Aditya Kuvalekar)
A change may be socially desirable, but bringing about change requires costly action and enough people taking such action — creating a classic collective action problem. We study whether access to similar information about the desirability of change helps people to mobilize for a shared goal. Similar information allows people to coordinate better, but it can also exacerbate the free-riding problem. We propose a natural order of interdependence of information structures and show that more interdependence helps (hurts) when bringing about change is hard (easy). We apply this theory to several examples such as protests, boycotts, and reporting workplace misconduct.
Date: 16 June 2023, 14:15 (Friday, 8th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room G and https://zoom.us/j/93867615769?pwd=VmRJVVRkYlhUajllTEJyd2NsTUs3QT09
Speaker: Joyee Deb (Yale SoM)
Organising department: Department of Economics
Part of: Nuffield Economic Theory Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Daria Ihnatenko