Behavioral Foundations of Collective Actions

  • 5 October 2018
    9:00 AM

About the lecture

The focus of my work is on the analysis and design of institutions (rules of the game) that promote cooperation among individuals and the solution of social dilemmas (such as environmental issues) in the fairest, efficient, equitable, democratic and sustainable manners possible. My reflection is based on two main points. First, I challenge two analytical frameworks for understanding and addressing environmental problems, namely market environmentalism and the institutional framework. I call for adopting a vision that conceives environmental problems basically as social collective action dilemmas, instead of market failures. Secondly, I analyze current trends in behavioral and experimental approaches to the study of collective action and summarize the main contributions to the growing literature in this field.


Juan - Camilo Cardenas

Professor, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

Prof. Dr. Juan - Camilo Cardenas

  • Born in Bogota, Columbia
  • Professor (Profesor Titular) School of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, COLOMBIA
  • Dean, School of Economics Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, COLOMBIA. (Since August, 2016)


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