Discriminative preferences and fairness ideals in diverse societies
Do social preferences of the native majority in Europe depend on others’ ethnicity? Are people from the majority as altruistic, reciprocal, envious to ethnic minorities as compared to other majority? Do they have different fairness ideals—what constitutes a fair distribution of resources from the perspective of an impartial spectator—when it comes to people from the majority than when it comes to people with a minority background? Do these preferences depend on exposure to ethnic minorities, and, if so, how?
These questions are at the heart of the ERC project.
Who is or was on the team?
Academic publications and working papers
P. Achard and S. Suetens. The causal effect of ethnic diversity on redistribution and the role of discrimination. Journal of Economic Surveys, 2023. Forthcoming.
P. Achard, S. Albrecht, R. Ghidoni, E. Cettolin and S. Suetens. The effect of exposure to ethnic minorities on ethnic preferences. CEPR Discussion paper 17294, 2022.
P. Achard. Ethnic enclaves and cultural assimilation. CentER Discussion paper 2022-011.
X. Xu, J. Potters and S. Suetens. Competitive versus cooperative interactions and in-group bias. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 179, 69-79, 2020.
E. Cettolin and S. Suetens. Return on trust is lower for immigrants. Economic Journal. vol. 129, 1992-2009, 2019.
Work in progress
A. Cappelen, E. Cettolin, F.S. Evirgen, S. Suetens and B. Tungodden. Moral wiggling and ethnic discrimination. (pre-registration)
Z. Murad, E. Ozturk, Y. Sheng and S. Suetens. Ethnic salience and discrimination.
P. Phung, B. van Leeuwen and S. Suetens. Emotional discrimination. (pre-registration)
Y. Sheng and S. Suetens. Understanding discriminatory preferences. (pre-registration)
S. Suetens and P. van Bruggen. Revealed ethnic discrimination.
B. van Leeuwen, E. Cettolin and S. Suetens. The effect of similarity on tastes and beliefs.
For policy makers
Taste-based discrimination: How does it work? Open Access Government. September 22, 2020.
Tastes in discrimination research. EU Research. Spring 2020.