Search for dissertations about: "preferences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 836 swedish dissertations containing the word preferences.

  1. 1. Changing preferences : A study in preferentialism

    Author : Krister Bykvist; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; preference utilitarianism; preferences; consequentialism; intrinsic value; timepartiality; contingent preferences; population ethics; actualism; Filosofi; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with preferentialism, a family of theories claiming that moral considerationsshould be based entirely on preferences. The emphasis is on preference utilitarianism,according to which preferences determine the values of outcomes and these values determinewhat we should do. READ MORE

  2. 2. Preferences Under Pressure : Conflict, Threat Cues and Willingness to Compromise

    Author : Eric Skoog; Magnus Öberg; Hanne Fjelde; Thomas Zeitzoff; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Evolutionary psychology; Conflict; Threat perception; Social preferences; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Understanding how preferences are formed is a key question in the social sciences. The ability of agents to interact with each other is a prerequisite for well-functioning societies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Time and inequality - A study of individual preferences

    Author : Hjördis Hardardottir; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Behavioral economics; Experimental economics; Individual preferences; Time preferences; Social preferences; income inequality; Health inequality;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three papers that study individual preferences. The focus of the first two papers is on time preferences. In the third paper, preferences regarding how inequality in health and income should be defined are elicited. READ MORE

  4. 4. Environmental preferences among steel stakeholders

    Author : Stina Alriksson; Marianne Henningsson; Carl-Erik Grip; Anders Roos; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; conjoint analysis; environmental communication; focus group; light weighting; PLS; preferences; Q-methodology; risk perception; steel; stakeholders; Miljövetenskap; Environmental Science;

    Abstract : Emissions of carbon dioxide, dioxins, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter as well as use of non-renewable resources and energy are some important sustainability challenges for the Swedish steel industry. Much effort has been made, mainly by technical solutions, which to a high degree have decreased the emissions during the last 30 years. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nudges, Prosocial Preferences & Behavior : Essays in Behavioral Economics

    Author : Erik Gråd; Ranjula Bali Swain; Mats Bergman; Fredrik Carlsson; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Nudge; Prosocial Preferences; Public Goods Game; Network; Renewable Energy; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : Nudges are interventions based on behavioral insights and have received a great deal of attention in recent years. This dissertation investigates how nudges may affect prosocial preferences and behavior through their intended effects, but also their unintended consequences. READ MORE