On 16th December 2019 (1-2pm) Florian Kerzenmacher, PostDoc at the University of Innsbruck, will give a presentation about “The impact of voting rules on moral decision making in groups” in Q4.245. Afterwards, Mr. Kerzenmacher will be available for questions and discussions. His presentation is part of: https://wiwi.uni-paderborn.de/dep1/me/research/discussing-research/seam/
We experimentally test the effect of voting rules on the likelihood that individuals vote for moral transgression. Subjects vote independently from each other but monetary benefits are equally divided among group members. Our first hypothesis is based on a theoretical model by Rothenhäusler et al. (2018) which (in case of consequentialist moral costs) shows that the number of votes for moral transgression increases in the number of votes required (voting threshold). Our second hypothesis is that guilt sharing among group members is a main driver of this result.