Main research interests
- behavioral economics, experimental economics
Simon’s research focuses on context-dependent preferences which he studies mostly with experimental methods. This work is applied to questions in labor and public economics and generates know-how in the field of nudging. His work also considers how text as data can be used to answer economic questions. Simon currently works on projects that involve methods from natural-language processing directed towards the analysis of narratives and newspaper data. Simon joined the IfW in 2014 as a PhD candidate and expects to complete his doctoral studies in 2018. Before joining the Kiel Institute, Simon studied Economics in Berlin, Toulouse and Barcelona.