During his fellowship at CASBS, Marco Casari will be working on research projects studying the foundations of cooperation either among individuals or among different societies. The methodology followed will be laboratory experiments guided by theoretical and behavioral insights. The first line of research will be about uncovering which institutions and strategies enable individuals to improve cooperation levels under conditions of imperfect monitoring. The second line of research wants to identify obstacles in overcoming the social dilemma of global climate change. One challenge for climate change experiments is in overcoming issues of external validity. Additionally, Casari plans to begin writing a textbook to introduce political science students to micro-Economics through historical examples and a problem-oriented approach.
Casari is a professor of political economy at the University of Bologna and an IZA Fellow in Bonn, Germany. He is the director of the Bologna Laboratory for Experiments in the Social Sciences. To learn more about Marco’s work see his website at https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/marco.casari/en