Workshop on “The economics of social norms. Measuring and transforming social norms, evidence from developing countries” December 18-19 2023, Paris

Societies are structured around social norms that deeply condition agents’ behaviors. The development and abandonment of social norms is, in fact, an increasingly common element of programming theories of change for the impact evaluation of public policies. However, without the appropriate theoretical and quantitative measurement tools, it is exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to assess and account for social norms in the design of public policies and development interventions.

This workshop aims at gathering new scientific evidence about the origin, rationale, and measurement of social norms as well as about interventions challenging or impacting social norms.

Keynote speakers: Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania), Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and David Yanagizawa-Drott (University of Zurich) have kindly accepted to give keynote lectures on the economics of social norms.

Format: Université Paris-Dauphine will host the workshop on-site. 

Organization committee: Olivia Bertelli (Université Paris-Dauphine), Thomas Calvo (IRD), Emmanuelle Lavallée (Université Paris-Dauphine), Marion Mercier (CNRS), Sandrine Mesplé-Somps (IRD).