Search for dissertations about: "self-interest"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 swedish dissertations containing the word self-interest.

  1. 1. Distributive Preferences in Social Dilemmas

    Author : Ali Kazemi; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : social dilemma; public good dilemma; cooperation; group goal; distributive fairness; self-interest; allocation preference;

    Abstract : In research on social dilemmas and in game theoretic research, it was for a long time assumed that the rational decision is to choose an option with the most beneficial economic outcome to oneself. Yet, in group situations, individuals’ decisions have been shown to be influenced by non-economic motives. READ MORE

  2. 2. The strategy of assistance : Swedish environmental support to the Baltic states 1991-1996

    Author : Björn Hassler; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental cooperation; game theory; Baltic States; self-interest; rational choice; Sida; foreign aid; unitary actor; political science; modeling; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Political science; Statsvetenskap; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Sweden has provided considerable amounts of environmental assistance to the Baltic States since their regained independence. To explain the existence and character of this support program, the rationales behind the Swedish policy have to be analyzed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Democracy and the Common Good : A Study of the Weighted Majority Rule

    Author : Katharina Berndt Rasmussen; Gustaf Arrhenius; Folke Tersman; Luc Bovens; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Weighted majority rule; common good; collective optimality; well-being; welfare; self-interest; stakes; proportionality; democracy; preference aggregation; Condorcet jury theorem; strategic voting; Practical Philosophy; praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : In this study I analyse the performance of a democratic decision-making rule: the weighted majority rule. It assigns to each voter a number of votes that is proportional to her stakes in the decision. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social-Policy Attitudes and the Great Recession : Changes in Perceptions of Unemployment Insurance, Forced and Unforced Immigration, and Taxation

    Author : Ariel E. Young; Joakim Palme; Karl-Oskar Lindgren; Che-Yuan Liang; Moira Nelson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; economic crisis; public opinion; human motives; welfare policy; unemployment insurance; taxation; immigration; self-interest; behavioral science; other-regarding preferences; deservingness heuristic; quantitative methods; quasi-natural experiment; Statskunskap; Political Science; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Welfare policies have long been met with both scorn and support among voters. Yet, studies reveal that in the presence of declining economic conditions the division between those that support and those that oppose welfare policies appears to diminish. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on Voting Behavior, Labor Market Policy, and Taxation

    Author : Henrik Jordahl; Timothy Besley; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Elections; voting behavior; pocketbook voting; self-interest; public interest; intergovernmental grants; vote purchasing; redistribution; central bank independence; labor market reform; credibility; flexibility; inflation; unemployment; rigidities; horizontal equity; optimal taxation; heterogeneous preferences; utilitarianism; Nationalekonomi; val; röstningsbeteende; plånboksröstning; egenintresse; allmänintresse; statsbidrag till kommuner; röstköp; omfördelning; centralbanksoberoende; arbetsmarknadsreform; trovärdighet; flexibilitet; inflation; arbetslöshet; rigiditet; horisontell rättvisa; optimal beskattning; heterogena preferenser; utilitarism; Economics; Nationalekonomi; nationalekonomi; Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays.Essay 1 investigates the vote motive in Swedish general elections. A theoretical model of rational retrospective voting is tested empirically on pooled cross-sectional and panel data from the Swedish Election Studies between 1985 and 1994 supplemented with time series on inflation and unemployment. READ MORE