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 has been a member of the T20 since 2019 - the engagement group providing policy advice to the G20, and the Think7 since 2022. She has co-authored several policy briefs and participated in international multi-stakeholder conferences, like the Global Solutions Summit 2022 or the Think 20 Summits in Buenos Aires (2018) and Japan (2019). In addition to her work at the IfW, she held positions as program manager at The New Institute and as scientific director of the Council for Global Problem-Solving. She has over ten years of experience in university teaching in economics, for example as a visiting professor at Hamburg University, as lecturer in a GIZ funded project at the University of Rwanda or at the University of Kiel