The Center for Ethics is conducting its own research and helps to sponsor research workshops and conferences for scholars. We focus these efforts in areas closely related to Center initiatives.
Center for Ethics Research
The Center is undertaking research on how to solve the housing shortage in New Hampshire. In particular, we are deploying survey experiments to test how framing housing policy affects attitudes toward planning and zoning regulations, and how features of proposed developments affect respondents' willingness to accept these developments in their own neighborhoods. The initial results from these experiments were presented at the August 2020 "Land-Use Regulation and Housing Affordability" workshop. A revised working paper is now available to the public:
- Matheis & Sorens, "Framing Affordable Housing: Experimental Evidence from New Hampshire"
Research Workshops and Conferences
The Center cosponsors the annual International Business Ethics Conference with the University of Vienna and the University of St Andrews. The second annual conference, on the theme of "Data and Ethics," took place in Vienna on November 22 and 23, 2019. The third annual conference, on the theme of "The Ethics of Business, Trade, and Global Governance," will take place virtually on December 4, 2020. Proposals are due September 15, 2020 to Prof. Kyle Hubbard.
The August 2020 "Land-Use Regulation and Housing Affordability" workshop has been mentioned above.
From October 2 to 4, 2020, the Center will be sponsoring a research workshop on "Federalism and the Regulatory Policies of Local and Regional Governments" with the support of the Institute for Humane Studies and funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The call for proposals for this conference is available here.