• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:13    |    
  • 00:56    |    
    Experiment in public goods and the different types of enforcement
    • Agent-based modeling
    • Human behavior : how communication works
    • Two types of drives: individual and normative
    • Normative drive model and norm salience
    • Observed compliance
    • Messages received through punishment
    • Observed non-punished violation
    • Reinforcing tendencies
  • 06:03    |    
    Punish and voice enhances cooperation
    • Dynamic of the experiment
    • Human data
    • Agent-Based Simulations
  • 11:29    |    
    Conlusions of the experiment
    • Communication efects on cooperation
    • Deviations on cooperation
  • 14:18    |    
    Counter-punishment and norm-communication and accountability
    • Counter punishment effects on cooperation
    • Two ways communication affect the impact of counter punishment
  • 16:24    |    
    Counter-punishment and communication
    • Stage after the punishment stage
    • Characteristics of the treatments
    • Treatment results
    • Fundamental distinction of treatments
    • Result about contributions
  • 21:51    |    
    Leadership and revivification of cooperation in groups
    • Motivation of the study
    • Restart effect
    • Experimental design
    • Treatments to revive cooperation
    • Communication
    • Comprehension/advice
    • The combination of comprehension, advice and communication
    • Average contribution by treatment
    • Interpretation of the results
    • Motivation
    • Stages of the experiment
    • Results
    • Random and elected leaders results
    • Different types of messages
    • The election of leaders
  • 47:46    |    
    How communication affects contract design
    • Rigid contract
    • Flexible contract
    • Debate between contracts
    • Issues affected by communication
    • Issues not affected by communication
    • Economic theory
    • Empirical work with natural data
    • Empirical work with experimental data
  • 01:00:42    |    
    Questions, answers and comments segment
    • How do you select a topic to study?
    • Importance of communication
  • 01:04:30    |    
    Final credits

Experiments on Communication

New Media  | 27 de febrero de 2015  | Vistas: 239

Jordi Brandts shares an overview of different lab experiments regarding human behavior and its relation to communication, which is the common factor in all of them. This central thesis is that communication matters and it affects different issues of our nature. He describes the agent-based model used in these experiments and the concepts that it includes for a better understanding of the experiments. Brandts illustrates the first communicational experiment, regarding the effects of punishment and communication on human cooperation. He justifies this connection by analysing a study called "Counter-punishment and norm-communication and accountability" which is the second stage of the first experiment.

After punishment, a third stage was created, regarding counter-punishment and communication. How can one revive communication once it has decayed? Jordi answers this question by how communication works and affects contract design. He provides plenty of data of the results of the experiments with the different communication treatments he speaks about. He finishes by giving some general lessons he has learned from the study of communication in human beings.


Jordi Brandts is a research professor at the Institute for Economic…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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