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James Konow James Konow

Professor of Economics | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

James Konow is Professor of Economics at Loyola Marymount University and Chair of Economics and Ethics at Kiel University, Germany. He has held guest positions at Osaka University, the University of Gothenburg and the University of Oslo and has served as Editor of Economics and Philosophy and Associate Editor of Social Justice Research. His work on economics and ethics, behavioral economics, experimental economics and happiness has appeared in numerous journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Public Economics, Social Choice and Welfare and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Education (3)

University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., Economics 1990

University of California, San Diego: M.A., Economics 1983

Arizona State University: B.A., Economics 1977

Summa Cum Laude

Social

Areas of Expertise (5)

Economics and Ethics

Behavioural Economics

Experimental Economics

Public Economics

Economics of happiness

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning

Research

Accomplishments (8)

Top 10% lists of all authors according to 23 criteria

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Top lists on Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) including top 5% of all authors:

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>4000 Google Scholar citations

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Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Education

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Who’s Who in America

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Who’s Who in American Education

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Who’s Who among America’s Teachers

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Affiliations (18)

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Alpha Mu Gamma
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Steering Committee, Gustav Radbruch Network for Philosophy and Environmental Ethics
  • Advisory Board, Kiel Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Researcher, The Choice Lab, Norwegian School of Economics
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop on Morality
  • Board of Directors, UCLA Center for Governance
  • CyberSpace@UCLA Working Group
  • American Economic Association
  • Economic Science Association
  • Public Choice Society
  • International Society for Justice Research
  • International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Society for Social Choice and Welfare
  • Western Economic Association International

Languages (4)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French (basic)

Event Appearances (30)

Keynote Address: “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Ethical? Experimental Economics and Ethics”

North American Meetings of the Economic Science Association  Los Angeles, CA (October 2019)

Speaker

Kassel University  Kassel, Germany (May 2019)

Speaker

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Good  Bonn, Germany (May 2018)

Speaker

Paris School of Economics  Paris, France (April 2018)

Speaker

National Economics University  Hanoi, Vietnam (March 2018)

Speaker

Workshop on Moral Reasoning in Economics  Bonn, Germany (March 2017)

Speaker

Workshop on Experimental Methods in Social and Political Philosophy, Australian National University  Canberra, Australia (March 2017)

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Economics/Strategy Seminar, University of California, San Diego  San Diego, California (December 2016)

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Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop, Humboldt University  Berlin, Germany (June 2016)

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University of Trento  Trento, Italy (May 2016)

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program Seminar  University of Pennsylvania (2016)

Speaker

Lecture  Peking University, Beijing, China, (2015)

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The Science of Morality Interdisciplinary Workshop (2012)  The University of California, Riverside, California.

Keynote Address

Conference on Consciousness and Intention in Economics and Philosophy (2015)  Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Speaker

Global Economic Symposium (2014)  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Speaker

Lecture  California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, (2014)

Speaker, Invited by 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics George Akerlof

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being Program Meeting  Toronto, Canada, (2014)

Speaker

Lecture  University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (2013)

Keynote Address

Sustainable Decision Making across Generations Workshop  Barcelona, Spain, (2011)

Speaker

New Frontiers in Global Justice Conference honoring Amartya Sen  San Diego, (2011)

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Lecture  Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, (2011)

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Lecture  Rice University, Houston, Texas, (2011)

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Lecture  Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010)

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Lecture  Annual Lecture at the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont, CA, (2008)

Plenary Speaker

Session on Experimental Philosophy, North American Economic Science Association meetings  Tuscon, Arizona (2007)

Speaker

Lecture  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, (2006)

Keynote Address

International Conference on Behavioral Economics  Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, October (2005)

Speaker, invited by 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics Vernon Smith

Lecture  University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1997)

Speaker invited by 1994 Nobel Laureate in Economics Reinhard Selten

Lecture  University of Bonn, Germany, (1996)

Please see CV for a complete listing of Event Appearances

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Research Grants (3)

Leibniz Association

Kiel Centre for Globalization 

2016-2020

Norms, green agents and environmental policy

Norwegian Research Council, Project #183593/S30 

with, Karine Nyborg, Kjell-Arne Brekke, Rolf Golombek, 2008-2011

Please see CV for a complete listing of Research Grants

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Courses (1)

Economics and Ethics

ECON 4120

Articles (19)

Equity versus Equality: Spectators, Stakeholders and Groups Journal of Economic Psychology

Konow, James, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, and Akai, Kenju

2020. vol. (March), Article 102171 (pp. 1-14) [lead article] [>70 Google Scholar cites including prior “Morals and Mores” versions]

Can Ethics Instruction Make Economics Students More Pro-social? Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

vol. 166 (October), pp. 724-734

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Framing in a Threshold Public Goods Experiment with Heterogeneous Endowmen Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 138 (June),

Brekke, Kjell Arne, Konow, James, and Nyborg Karine (2017)

pp. 190-203

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Can Studying Ethics Affect Moral Views? Journal of Economic Methodology, vol. 24, no.2

Konow, James (2017

pp.190-203

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Materialism, Spending, and Affect: An Event-Sampling Study of Marketplace Behavior and Its Affective Costs Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 17, no. 6 (December)

Brown, Kirk Warren, Kasser, Tim, Ryan, Richard M., and Konow, James (2016)

pp. 2277-2292

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The Economics of Justice Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research

Konow, James and Schwettmann, Lars (2015). “The Economics of Justice,” Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research, Springer Verlag, editors Clara Sabbagh and Manfred Schmitt.

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Coercion and Consent Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, vol. 170, no. 1

Konow, James (2014). “Coercion and Consent,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, vol. 170, no. 1 (March), pp. 49-74.

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Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness American Economic Review, vol. 103, no. 4

Cappelen, Alexander, Konow, James, Sørensen, Erik, and Tungodden, Bertil (2013). “Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness,” American Economic Review, vol. 103, no. 4 (June), pp. 1398-1413. [>100 Google Scholar cites]

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Adam Smith and the Modern Science of Ethics Economics and Philosophy

Konow, James (2012). “Adam Smith and the Modern Science of Ethics,” Economics and Philosophy, vol. 28, no. 3 (November), pp. 333-362.

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Mixed Feelings: Theories of and Evidence on Giving Journal of Public Economics vol. 94 nos. 3-4

Konow, James (2010). “Mixed Feelings: Theories of and Evidence on Giving,” Journal of Public Economics, vol. 94, nos. 3-4 (April), pp. 279-297. [>100 Google Scholar cites]

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Fair Air: Distributive Justice and Environmental Economics Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 46, no. 2

Johansson-Stenman, Olof, and Konow, James (2010). “Fair Air: Distributive Justice and Environmental Economics,” Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 46, no. 2 (June), pp. 147-166. [lead article] [>50 Google Scholar cites]

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Social Preferences and Moral Biases Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 69, no. 3

Croson, Rachel, and Konow, James (2009). “Social Preferences and Moral Biases,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 69, no. 3 (March), pp. 201-212. [lead article] [>50 Google Scholar cites]

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Is Fairness in the Eye of the Beholder?: An Impartial Spectator Analysis of Justice Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 33, no. 1

Konow, James (2009). “Is Fairness in the Eye of the Beholder?: An Impartial Spectator Analysis of Justice,” Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 33, no. 1 (June), pp. 101-127. [>50 Google Scholar cites]

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The Hedonistic Paradox: Is Homo Economicus Happier? Journal of Public Economics, vol. 92, nos. 1-2

Konow, James, and Earley, Joseph (2008). “The Hedonistic Paradox: Is Homo Economicus Happier?,” Journal of Public Economics, vol. 92, nos. 1-2 (February), pp. 1-33. [lead article] [>200 Google Scholar cites]

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Blind Spots: The Effects of Information and Stakes on Fairness Bias and Dispersion Social Justice Research, vol. 18, no. 4

Konow, James (2005). “Blind Spots: The Effects of Information and Stakes on Fairness Bias and Dispersion,” Social Justice Research, vol. 18, no. 4 (December), pp. 349-390. [lead article]

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Which Is the Fairest One of All?: A Positive Analysis of Justice Theories Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 41, no. 4

Konow, James (2003). “Which Is the Fairest One of All?: A Positive Analysis of Justice Theories,” Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 41, no. 4 (December), pp. 1188-1239. [>600 Google Scholar cites]

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Fair and Square: The Four Sides of Distributive Justice Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 46, no. 2

Konow, James (2001). “Fair and Square: The Four Sides of Distributive Justice,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 46, no. 2 (October), pp. 137-164. [lead article] [>150 Google Scholar cites]

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Fair Shares: Accountability and Cognitive Dissonance in Allocation Decisions American Economic Review, vol. 90, no. 4

Konow, James (2000). “Fair Shares: Accountability and Cognitive Dissonance in Allocation Decisions,” American Economic Review, vol. 90, no. 4 (September), pp. 1072-1091. [>450 Google Scholar cites]

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