Cooperation Colloquia

Spring 2022: Every second Friday on Zoom
15:00 Central European (Winter) Time (Amsterdam/Copenhagen/Vienna)

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Blitz Talks Spring 2022

We are inviting submission for blitz talks to precede each colloquium. These 10-minute talks are meant as an opportunity for early-career researchers to present their works to a broad audience. We especially encourage early-career researchers from underrepresented world regions to apply. If you would like to present a blitz talk at a Cooperation Colloquium, please submit a short abstract here.


Programme Spring 2022

Date Speaker Title
Feb 11 Wojtek Przepiorka
Utrecht University
Moderators of reputation effects in peer-to-peer online markets: A meta-analytic model selection approach
Feb 25 Juan-Camilo Cárdenas
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mar 11 Quqiong He
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
Mar 25 Francisco C. Santos
University of Lisbon
Apr 8 Pat Barclay
University of Guelph
Apr 22 Loukas Balafoutas
University of Innsbruck
May 6 Sebastian Grüneisen
MPI for Human Development
May 20 Pia Ingold
University of Copenhagen
Reconsidering situations in leadership research: On the role of situational cues and situation construal for leader effectiveness
Jun 3 Ernst Fehr
University of Zurich
Jun 17 Nichola Raihani
University College London


About the Cooperation Colloquia

The Cooperation Colloquia are a series of online talks on interdisciplinary cooperation research. The series is sponsored by the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (PI Daniel Balliet), the Personality and Social Psychology Group at the University of Copenhagen (PI Ingo Zettler), and the Chair of Economic Psychology at the University of Vienna (PI Robert Böhm).

With the Cooperation Colloquia, we aim to provide a forum for recent research on cooperation in humans and other animals. The series is interdisciplinary and international by design. The colloquia feature speakers working in a wide range of disciplines (anthropology, biology, economics, psychology, etc.) and with a variety of methods (lab and field experiments, ethnography, experience sampling, computational modelling). We are especially committed to a diversity of speakers, including those who may otherwise face barriers to speaking at departmental colloquia.

The Cooperation Colloquia are organised by Giuliana Spadaro and Shuxian Jin at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Simon Columbus at the University of Copenhagen. Please feel free to contact us in case you have any queries.


Past Colloquia

Cooperation Colloquia Autumn 2021

Sep 3 Toby Handfield (Monash University): ” Morality as an evolved signaling device: We need better evidence”
Sep 17 Hannes Rusch (Maastricht University): “Angry young men — Protagonists or plotters of conflicts?”
Oct 1  Nikos Nikiforakis (NYU Abu Dhabi): “Cooperation under the shadow of inequality”
Oct 15 Masaki Yuki (Hokkaido University): “Low Relational Mobility, Fear of Sticking Out, and Concealment of Prosocial Behaviors”
Oct 29 Sergey Gavrilets (University of Tennessee): “Coevolution of actions, personal norms, and beliefs about others in social dilemmas”
Nov 12 Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania): “In science we (should) trust: Expectations and compliance across nine countries during the COVID-19 pandemic”
Nov 26 Mariana Blanco (Universidad del Rosario): “How to make a criminal”
Dec 9 Sarah Mathew (Arizona State University): “The cultural evolution of cooperative norms: evidence from pastoral Kenya”

Blitz Talks Autumn 2021

Sep 3 Debosree Banerjee (National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India): “Conditional cash transfers to mothers, intrahousehold allocations: The role of uncertainty”
Sep 17 Lei Zhang (University of Vienna): “Neurocomputational mechanisms of social influence in goal-directed learning”
Oct 1 Meltem Yucel (Duke University): “Being in the know: Gossip and friendship on a college campus”
Oct 15 Polly Kang (National University of Singapore): “How major disasters and high levels of harm influence prosocial behaviour according to an analysis of 91 natural experiments”
Oct 29 Hirotaka Imada (University of Kent): “Intragroup cooperation under a power hierarchy”
Nov 12 Marco Lambrecht (Helsinki GSE & Hanken School of Economics): “Intelligence disclosure in repeated interactions”
Nov 26  Ayşe Gül Mermer (University of Amsterdam): “Cooperation in infinitely repeated games of strategic complements and substitutes”
Dec 9 Nathan Dhaliwal (Imperial College London): “Why refusing to be a victim is a costly signal of virtue”

Cooperation Colloquia Spring 2021

Feb 26 Simon Gächter (University of Nottingham): “Why Do People Follow Rules?”
Mar 12 Giuliana Spadaro (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “The Cooperation Databank”
Mar 26 Jörg Gross (Leiden University): “The Social Dilemma of Self-reliance”
Apr 9 Coren Apicella (University of Pennsylvania): “From Selfish Beginnings: Tracing the Evolutionary Origins of Cooperation using Data from Hunter-gatherers”
Apr 23 Brent Simpson (University of South Carolina): “Radical Flanks and Public Support for Protest Groups”
May 7 Liran Samuni (Harvard University): “Strong Social Relationships and Cooperative Exchange in Wild Chimpanzees”
May 21 Zegni Triki (Stockholm University): “Biological Market Effects and Cooperation in the Cleaner Fish Mutualism”
Jun 4 Shakti Lamba (University of Exeter): “New Methods in the Study of Cooperation”
Jun 18 Eleanor Power (London School of Economics): “When Does Reputation Lie? Dynamic Feedbacks between Costly Signals and Social Prominence”