Dr. Lena Detlefsen

Topics: Equal Opportunities, Behavioral Economics, Welfare State

Lena Detlefsen - Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) / Kiel Institute for the World Economy


Main research interests

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Inequality

Lena Detlefsen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Her research focuses on behavioral economics and especially on the influence of the family background and gender on economic decision making. Before joining the Institute in April 2017, she studied Economics in Kiel and Lille and was a research assistant at the Chair for Public Economics, Social Policy and Health Economics at Kiel. She received her PhD in Economics in October 2018 at Kiel University.

Lena Detlefsen joined the MEDAM project (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration) in January 2020. In MEDAM, she focuses on irregular migration and thereby on attitudes and policy preferences in Europe and Africa.