On March 14, the Anthropo-Lab team conducted a large-scale experiment on the ethical dilemmas raised by the autonomous vehicles. The experiment is a replication of Bonnefon et al. (The social dilemma of autonomous vehicles. Science, 352). A summary of the results from the Anthropo-Lab replication was published in La Tribune.


On February 9, we launched our new seminar (jointly organized with the Ethics & Transhumanism Chair) on “Human Cooperation: Past, Present, and Future”. Our first speaker was Sarah F. Brosnan, Professor of Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience at Georgia State University. Sarah presented an overview of her work on inequity aversion and the implications for understanding the proximate causes of cooperation.



We would like to invite you to a seminar with Arnaud TOGNETTI, Post-doctoral researcher in Biology at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. Arnaud will give a presentation titled “Cooperation: Biological and Behavioral Perspectives”. The seminar will take place on Feb 2nd, from 3:00 to 4:30pm, at Maison des Chercheurs.



On the 8th of December, Adam Zylbersztejn, Assistant Professor at the University of Lyon 2 and researcher at GATE, presented  a paper titled: “Commitment with and without money: An experiment”.



Anthropo-Lab researcher Rustam Romaniuc published a column in the French newspaper La Tribune warning about the risks of organizing referenda on migration issues. The column is based on a recent experimental work that Rustam conducted with co-authors (Greg DeAngelo, Bryan McCannon and Dimitri Dubois from West Virginia University and the University of Montpellier respectively) on how cooperation is affected by the refusal to share local public goods with less endowed groups.

To access the newspaper article, click here. The experimental work is available as a working paper.


On the 24th of November, Penélope Hernandez, director of the Laboratory for Research in Experimental and Behavioral Economics ( at the University of Valencia (Spain) presented a paper titled “Words and actions as communication devices”.

Penélope Hernandez visited our laboratory from November 21 to November 24.



The Anthropo-Lab at the Catholic University of Lille, in cooperation with the interdisciplinary academic network MetaLawEcon, is organising a workshop on Universality and Particularity: Law and Economics in question? This will be a small scale advanced seminar, with about 20 participants (including presenters and discussants) from various disciplines, including law, economics, philosophy, psychology, and behavioural sciences. The workshop will take place on the 25th of November at Maison des Chercheurs, 5th floor, 60bis rue du port, 59000 Lille.

The workshop program_metalawecon_2016.


Gianluca Grimalda (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) presented in our seminar a paper titled: “Social image concerns promote cooperation more than altruistic punishment in a small-scale society of Papua” (forthcoming in Nature Communications).


The Anthropo-Lab team organized a large scale experiment for the World Forum for a Responsable Economy. The video (in French) presents the experimental set-up. The objective was to show the usefulness of the experimental method for private and public organizations.


Matteo M. Marini, a PhD student from the University of Insubria, will be visiting Anthropo-Lab from October 2016 to July 2017. Matteo works on behavioral economics. Welcome Matteo !



Since it has been shown that cooperation increases with the size of the group, we decided to add one new member to our Anthropo-Lab team. We are happy to announce that Andrea GUIDO joined Anthropo-Lab as a PhD student. Andrea will be supervized by Nicolas Vaillant (Lille Catholic University) and Giuseppe Attanasi (University of Lille 1) and his work will focus on the determinants of human cooperation & trust on online sharing platforms. Welcome Andrea!



Eli Spiegelman (LESSAC, ESC Dijon) presented in our Experimental Ethics seminar: Too much for me: limited mental efforts and preference reversals.



L’équipe de l’Anthropo-Lab organise, dans le cadre du World Forum for a Responsible Economy, une expérience sur “l’économie de demain”. Environ 500 participants sont attendus pour y prendre part.


Malik Bozzo-Rey présente son article Are Nudges a Temporal Void? dans le cadre du colloque international Conative Nudges: changes in Desires, organisé conjointement par l’UFR de Philosophie de l’Université de Rennes et le CREM.


Dans le cadre du Groupe de recherche sur les nouveaux modes d’organisation, Malik Bozzo-Rey intervient sur le thème “Nudges et management”. Son intervention est programmée le 15 Septembre 2016.


Manchester Center for Political Theory organise la “Mancept Annual Conference” à l’Université de Manchester. Malik Bozzo-Rey intervient sur le thème Nudges, Behavioral Economics and Regulation: More Problems than Solutions?


Le CITC EuraRFID organise l’IoT Week, du 25 au 29 juin 2016. Nicolas Vaillant intervient sur le thème de l’expérimentation en sciences sociales dans le cadre d’une des sessions de pitches recherche (28 et 29 juin), dont l’objet est de rapprocher l’excellence scientifique et le monde économique.