Microeconomics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2021
16:00 - 17:30
Professor David Levine
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Microeconomics Research Seminar Series
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Join Professor David Levine as they present their research on Labor Associations: The Blue Wall of Silence
Professor David Levine from the European University Institute will present their research on Labor Associations: The Blue Wall of Silence.
We provide a model showing that a firm’s employees may prefer to protect shirkers because this optimally reduces overall effort. This is the case when labor demand is inelastic and individual behavior is easily monitored. In this case, employees have a strong incentive to conceal information about peers’ performance from firms, what has been infamously known as the blue wall of silence in the case of the police.
This seminar will be held in room 4.204 at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus. This event is open to all levels of study and is also open to the public. To register your place and gain access to the webinar, please contact the seminar organisers.
This event is part of the Microeconomics Research Seminar Series.
ProfessorDepartment of Economics , European University Institute
Professor Levine's current research interests include the study of intellectual property and endogenous growth in dynamic general equilibrium models, models of self-control, of the endogenous formation of preferences, institutions and social norms, learning in games, evolutionary game theory, virtual economies, and the application of game theory to experimental economics. At the graduate level, his teaching focuses on economic dynamics; at the undergraduate level, he teaches intermediate level microeconomics, focusing largely on elementary game theory.