05.12.2022 - 06.12.2022 | 09:00 - 20:00 | Harnack House, Ihnestraße 16-20, 14195 Berlin
Workshop on Paternalism: Origins and Consequences

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together researchers interested in paternalism, broadly defined, from theoretical, applied, and experimental perspectives.

Many deeper questions arise around the fundamental trade-off in paternalistic interventions between respecting the individual’s autonomy of choice and the desire to prevent the individual from self-harming behavior and actions. At issue are not only the motivations of policymakers for such interventions or the preferences of those being paternalized, but also the societal and political consequences.

As the organizers, we are pleased to have an excellent line-up of talks over the two days of the workshop, and look forward to stimulating discussions during the breaks and dinner.

Program Committee

Kai A. Konrad
Carmen Sainz Villalba
Sven A. Simon

Monday, 5 December 2022 | 9:00 - 20:00
Tuesday, 6 December 2022 | 9:00 - 15:00


Sandra Sundt-Johannesen

Max-Planck-Institut für Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen

Telefon: +49-89-24246-5251
Fax: +49-89-24246-5299

E-Mail: sandra.sundt-johannesen@tax.mpg.de