Eugen Dimant

University of Pennsylvania

“Hate Trumps Love: The Impact of Political Polarization on Social Preferences”

Eugen Dimant is an Associate Professor of Practice in Behavioral & Decision Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a fellow in the Behavioral and Decision Sciences Program, the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania, an external fellow of the Centre for Decision Research & Experimental Economics (CeDEx) at the University of Nottingham & a Network Fellow at CESifo, Munich.

His research interests center on experimental behavioral economics with a particular focus on behavioral ethics, crime, and corruption. His most recent work has examined the role of social norms and nudges in affecting self-serving belief distortions and the contagion of pro- and anti-social behavior among individuals and groups. As a secondary interest, he is also involved in empirical research examining the relationships between corruption, terrorism, and migration.

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