Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge

Behavioral Economics Seminar


The Behavioral Economics Seminar is a platform to present and to discuss research ideas in the field of behavioral economics, experimental economics, and related topics. The seminar is open to the public and participation is highly welcome.

The Behavioral Economics Seminar takes place in the Paul Nortz Saal (Haus Weltclub) at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, usually on Thursdays.






July 9th, 2018 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Florian Zimmermann (University of Bonn & briq)
June 12th, 2018 (13:30h) Andrea Klonschinski (CAU, Department of Philosophy) What's the point of asking the public? A critical perspective on the empirical elicitation of fairness preferences
June 4th, 2018 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Tibor Neugebauer (University of Luxembourg)
May 28th, 2018 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Eugen Dimant (University of Pennsylvania)
May 24th, 2018 (13:30h) Lidia Vidal Meliá (Universitat Jaume I) An experimental analysis on imperfect compliance using emission taxes
May 15th, 2018 (13:30h) Taisuke Imai (LMU Munich) Estimating Preferences Using Optimal Adaptive Design: An Application to Elicitation of Time Preferences from Budget Set Choices
April 12th, 2018 (13:30h) Susann Adloff (CAU) Social Norms and Intergroup Bias
March 14th, 2018 (12:30h)

Hamidou Jawara (CAU)





Asadullah Jawid (CAU)

Nutrient income elasticity in OVC households: Evidence from Kenya


Risk Preferences under Climate Change-induced Gains and Losses: Experimental Evidence from Farmers in Afghanistan

February 20th, 2018 (14:00h) Saskia Breuer (University of Hamburg) The economic costs of gender-based violence
January 29th, 2018 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Pablo Branas Garza (Middlesex University London)
January 18th, 2018 (13:30h) Jana Friedrichsen (HU Berlin & DIW) Fairness in markets and market experiments
January 11th, 2018 (14:00h) Gianluca Grimalda (IfW) Do sanctions improve international cooperation? Results from German and Russian samples
December 11th, 2017 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Andries Richter (Wageningen University & University of Oslo)
December 7th, 2017 (14:00h) Carlo Gallier (ZEW & CAU) Ratchet up or down? An experimental investigation in the United Nation Youth Associations Network
November 27th, 2017 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Tim Krieger (University of Freiburg)
November 16th, 2017 (14:00h) Lena Detlefsen & Katharina Lima de Miranda (IfW) Over-confidence in hospitals

November 10th, 2017 (11:00h)

Common Room

Sanjit Dhami (University of Leicester) Public goods games and psychological utility: Theory and evidence
October 12th, 2017 (14:00h) Simon Bartke & Felix Gelhaar (IfW & CAU) The Influence of different Workplace Contexts on Work Effort

September 27th, 2017 (12:30h)

Brown Bag @Universitas

Ulrich Schmidt (IfW & CAU) The Dark Side of Reputation
September 19th, 2017 (15:00h) John List (University of Chicago) The Science of Using Science: Scaling Field Experiments in Economics
August 3rd 2017 (14:00h) Jana Freundt (Universität Hamburg) Corrupted Votes and Rule Compliance
July 13th 2017 (14:00h) Oliver Himmler (University of Göttingen) Norm Violations and Spillovers - Evidence from the Lab and Field
June 29th 2017 (14:00h) Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia) Reciprocity as mutual benefit

June 20th 2017 (14:00h)

Tuesday, Mediaroom

Tim Kaiser (DIW/CAU) Active learning fosters financial knowledge and financial behavior: Experimental evidence from rural Uganda
June 12th 2017 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Fabian Herweg (University of Bayreuth)
June 8th 2017 (14:00h) Sonja Köke (CAU) Measuring ex-post Preferences for Changes in Life using Life Satisfaction Data
June 1st 2017 (14:00h) Lasse Jessen (CAU) Redistributive Preferences and Fairness Views of the Rich

May 23rd 2017 (14:00h)

Tuesday, Lecture Hall, IfW

John E. Roemer (Yale University) How we cooperate: A Kantian Explanation

May 22nd 2017 (16:15h)

Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: John E. Roemer (Yale University)
May 15th 2017 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Peter Martinsson (University of Gothenburg)
May 4th 2017 (14:00h) Carlo Gallier (ZEW Mannheim) Democracy and compliance in public goods games

April 20th 2017 (14:00h)

Isabel Marcin (University of Heidelberg) Communication is More than Information Sharing: The Role of Knowledge

March 16th 2017 (14:00h)

Lajos Kossuth (London School of Economics) Shiny Happy People: A study of the effects income relative to a reference group exerts on life satisfaction
February 6th 2017 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Matteo Galizzi (London School of Economics)

January 26th 2017 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Martin Kesternich (ZEW Mannheim) Leveling Up? - An inter-neighborhood experiment on parochialism and the efficiency of multi-level public goods provision
January 23rd 2017 (16:15h) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Steffen Altmann (University of Copenhagen)

December 20th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Hande Erkut (Maastricht University) Domain dependency of preferences for generosity

December 15th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Patrick Ring (IfW & CAU) Risk and Time Preferences of Problem Gamblers

December 8th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Leonie Gerhards (University of Hamburg) I (don't) like you - but who cares? Gender Differences in Likability Effects on Cooperation and Coordination

December 1st 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Simone Nuzzo (University of Bari) Centralizing information increases market efficiency more than augmenting information: Results from experimental asset markets

November 25th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Peter Moffatt (University of East Anglia) Strategic Interactions with Sophisticated Agents

November 17th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Ann-Kathrin Kössler (University of Osnabrück) Commitment to pay taxes: A field experiment on the importance of promises

November 10th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Johannes Müller-Trede (UC San Diego) When Payoffs Look Like Probabilities: Novel Framing Effects in Risky Choice

November 3rd 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Anna Merkel (University of Heidelberg) Fast and fair - an experimental comparison of two hypotheses

October 27th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Joshua Teng (National Taipei University) Giving up and Committing Crimes: Reactions to Deprivation of Primary Social Goods and Equality of Opportunity

October 13th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Simon Bartke & Steven Bosworth (IfW) Cross-task spillovers in workplace teams: The role of incentives

September 29th 2016 (14:00h)

@Paul Nortz Saal

Friederike Lenel (DIW Berlin) Insurance and Solidarity
September 1th 2016 (14:00h) Philippe van Basshuysen (London School of Economics) Is asylum a college admissions problem or a school choice problem?
August 4th 2016 (14:00h)

Dragana Nikodinoska (CAU)




Felix Gelhaar (IfW & CAU)

Estimates from an Energy Demand System: Evaluating the Effects of Electricity Price Change on Poverty and CO2 Emissions


Social comparison nudges - Guessing the norm increases charitable giving

June 7th 2016 (15:00h) Alexander Zimper (University of Pretoria) Explaining savings puzzles through age-dependent biases in survival beliefs

May 23rd 2016 (4:00pm)

Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Michael Kosfeld (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
May 19th 2016 (3:00pm) Christine Merk (IfW) The impact of social information on individuals' climate change mitigation

April 19th 2016 (3:00pm)

@ Common Room

Hendrik Rommeswinkel (National Taiwan University) Measuring Freedom in Games

April 12th 2016 (2:30pm)

@ Paul-Nortz-Saal

Joseph Tao-Yi Wang (National Taiwan University) The Informational Theory of Legislative Committees: An Experimental Analysis

April 12th 2016 (12:00am)

@ Paul-Nortz-Saal

Josie Chen (National Taipei University) Altruism, Identity and Financial Return: An Experiment on Microfinance Lending
February 18th 2016 (3:00pm) Carola Braun (IfW) Not in my Backyard: CCS Storage Sites and Public Perception of CCS

February 4th 2016 (3:00pm)

Ideas Seminar

@ Paul-Nortz-Saal

Andreas Friedl (IfW)

Gianluca Grimalda (IfW)

Simon Bartke (IfW)

Winning alone and falling united

Preference for redistribution with ethnic heterogeneity

How much do you care? Effects of Hierarchy in a Dictator Game with three Players

February 1st 2016 (4:00pm) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Peter Wakker (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
November 19th 2015 (3:00pm) Andreas Wilke (Clarkson University) Sequential decision making and illusionary pattern detection in habitual gamblers
November 16th 2015 (4:00pm) Behavioral Economics @Erich-Schneider Seminar: Dorothea Kübler (WZB)
October 22nd 2015 (3:00pm) Sabrina Strang (University of Lübeck) Generalized Negative Reciprocity - How to Interrupt the Chain of Unfairness
October 8th 2015 (3:00pm) Michael Siniatchkin (CAU) Neurobiologic mechanisms of cooperative behavior: single and multisubjects studies (EEG, fMRI)

July 30th 2015 (3:00pm)


Eugen Dimant (University of Paderborn & Harvard University) Deterrence and the Timing of Punishment - An Experimental Assessment

July 2nd 2015 (3:00pm)


Alexander Klos (CAU) Does short selling eliminate the price impact of behavioral biases in experimental markets?

June 11th 2015 (3:00pm)


Dietmar Fehr (WZB) Gossip and the efficiency of interactions
May 28th 2015 (3:00pm) Andreas Nicklisch (University of Hamburg) Winners don't punish, but they reward!
April 16th 2015 (3:00pm) Fabian Paetzel (Helmut Schmidt University) Group Identity and Deservingness Perceptions: An Experimental Study
April 9th 2015 (3:00pm) Christopher Roth (University of Oxford)

Conspicuous Consumption and Peer Effects: Evidence from a Field Experiment

(joint talk with the Development Economics Seminar)

March 12th 2015 (3:00pm) Gianluca Grimalda (IfW) Social Image Outweighs Costly Punishment as a Factor for Cooperation in a Small Scale Society
February 26th 2015 (3:00pm) Aurelia Figueroa (German Development Institute, Bonn)

Show me the money (and the information!): Durability driven CFL uptake in a context of informality

(joint talk with the Development Economics Seminar)

February 19th 2015 (3:00pm) Oktay Sürücü (University of Bielefeld) The impact of time pressure: Insights from a queueing experiment

February 12th 2015 (3:00pm)


Lena Detlefsen & Katharina Lima de Miranda (CAU)

Mindfullness, Birth order, Time preferences and Well-Being: An experimental approach

January 15th 2015 (3:00pm) Andreas Friedl (IfW) Freezing the Warm Glow of Giving
December 11th 2014 (4:00pm) Jan Schmitz (University of Lausanne) Social Norms and Strategic Default
November 27th 2014 (3:00pm) Matthias Wibral (University of Bonn) How Malleable Are Choice Brackets? The Case of Myopic Loss Aversion
November 13th 2014 (3:00pm) Marina Schröder (University of Cologne) Creation and Destruction of Heterogeneous Public Goods
November 6th 2014 (3:00pm) Steven Bosworth & Simon Bartke (IfW) Framing in Public Goods Experiments: Can context affect preferences?
October 30th 2014 (3:00pm) Orsola Garofalo (Copenhagen Business School) Spokesperson - To be or Not to be?
October 23rd 2014 (3:00pm) Christine Merk & Gert Pönitzsch (IfW) Does climate engineering reduce efforts to mitigate climate change?

October 16th 2014 (3:00pm)


Steven Bosworth (IfW)

Modeling the winner's curse in the lab

August 7th 2014


Malte Dold (University of Freiburg) Jumping the Queue: An Experiment on Procedural Justice
August 7th 2014 (11:30am) Levent Neyse & Patrick Ring (IfW) The Role of Somatic Markers in Norm-breaking and Norm-compliance Behavior

July 24th 2014


Roel van Veldhuizen (WZB) Bribing the Self

June 17th 2014


Irina Dolgopolova (IAMO Halle)

Reference dependent approach to analyzing consumers’ willingness-to-pay for novel foods with health benefits


 June 12th 2014


Gianluca Grimalda  and Andreas Friedl (IfW)

“Gift Exchange” in a Natural Work Environment

June 5th 2014



Menusch Khadjavi (IfW & CAU Kiel)
Indirect Reciprocity and Charitable Giving – Evidence from a Field Experiment

March 20th 2014


Christian Seidl (CAU Kiel) Reconsidering the common ratio effect: The roles of compound
independence, reduction, and coalescing.

January 30th 2014


Gert Poenitzsch (IfW)
3 Essays on Collective Action
November 7th 2013
Steven Bosworth  (IfW) The importance of higher-order beliefs to successful coordination
June 20th 2013
Christine Bertram (IfW) Urban ecosystem services and human well-being: The role of urban green space

May 24th 2013


Gianluca Grimalda (University of Castellon) Inequality against Risk Vs. Inequality against Outcomes: An Experimental study
January 15th 2013 Jan Schmitz (University of Hamburg) Inter-Charity competition for Individuals' Contributions-Experimental testing of Substitution-, Complementary-, and Crowding Out Effects
December 18th 2012 Andreas Friedl (IfW) Conditional Cooperation in a "Public Risk Game" setup
December 4th 2012 Tobias Stöhr (IfW) Migration and Families' Care Arrangements
November 13th 2012 Tom Neugebauer (CAU Kiel) The Endowment Effect: Loss Aversion or Object Attachment - An Empirical Study
October 9th 2012 Philipp Wichardt (University of Rostock)

Judgement and Behaviour in the Prisoner's Dilemma: The Impact of Moral and Strategic Considerations

(ATTENTION: The presentation will be in room Universitas at Haus Weltclub!)

Fall 2012 Christine Bertram (IfW) The role of urban biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services for life-satisfaction
June 26th, 2012 Gert Pönitzsch (IfW) Bundling Public with Private Goods
June 12th, 2012 Gianluca Grimalada (University of Castellon) A Cross-country Experimental Comparison of Preferences for Redistribution
May 22nd, 2012 Christine Merk (IfW) The acceptance of new climate change mitigation options in Germany
May 8th, 2012 Ulrich Schmidt (CAU, IfW) Insurance Demand and Prospect Theory