Dr. Katharina Lima de Miranda

Topics: Behavioral Economics, Equal Opportunities, Globalization, Labor Market, Welfare State

Katharina Lima de Miranda - Kiel Institute


Main research interests

  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics

Dr. Katharina Lima de Miranda is a postdoctoral researcher at the Kiel Institute, focusing on the application of behavioral economic insights to sustainable social development. She studied Economics in Kiel and Paris and received her doctoral degree in Economics in Dec. 2016 from Kiel University. In her research she investigates the impact of social interaction and behavioral responses of individual agents on the emergence of global economic problems and proposes possible solutions in view of these results. She currently works in an interdisciplinary research project on Sustainable Wellbeing, developing the Recoupling Dashboard that measures the wellbeing of societies beyond GDP and illustrates the correlation of economic prosperity, social prosperity and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, she works on individual and group decision making with applications to the labor market, health economics or gender equality where she applies experimental methods and designs and implements surveys and experiments.

Her research has a strong policy orientation and she is involved in producing and communicating research based policy advice with the aim to help solving global problems, including the drifting apart of social and economic prosperity. She is a member of the Council for Global Problem-Solving, the T20 Task Force 2020 on “Social Cohesion and the State”, and the Global Solutions Initiative. She has co-authored several policy briefs and participated in international multi-stakeholder conferences, like the Think 20 Summits in Buenos Aires (2018) and Japan (2019). Previously she was a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow and consultant at UNCTAD in Geneva, a visiting professor at Hamburg University and currently she teaches Public Finance in a GIZ funded project at the University of Rwanda.