Economics

Alexandr Lenk

Alexandr Lenk
A Novel Look at the Welfare-Autonomy Trade-Off: Experimental Evidence from Leader Interventions in Voluntary Public Good Games
2021 American Democracy Fellowship

In collaboration with Matias Cersosimo.

This project through the Center for American Democracy at IRiSS uses experimental methods to study the objective function of leaders who have the power to intervene and restrict the decisions taken by others. The goal is to quantify the trade-off the leader faces between improving aggregate (and individual) welfare by correcting for group-level externality while allowing the group to maintain a degree of decision autonomy.