Chairs at the Institute of Economics (ECON)
The HeiKaMaxY Workshop for Young Researchers, a workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments for young researchers, is jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. Interested PhD students, post docs and assistant professors are invited to participate. The next workshop will take place in Karlsruhe on March 1, 2024. For more information, please contact Hannes Rau.
KIT alumnus Dr. Joachim Nagel, President of the German Central Bank, visited KIT as 2023 Heinrich Hertz Guest Professor in October 2023. In a public lecture with the title „Europa und sein Euro – Fit für die Zukunft?“ Dr. Nagel explained the role of the Euro for Europe.Details
The colleagues of the Institute of Economics (ECON) mourn the loss of their highly esteemed colleague, Professor Dr. Nora Szech.
ESA the Economic Science Association, VfS Verein für Socialpolitk, and WZB Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Berlin Social Science Center) remember Nora Szech as colleague, member, and fellow.To the obituary
Funded by the European Research Council ERC and headed by Johannes Brumm, the SOLG for Policy project started in October 2022 and will be funded for five years.
Solution methods for high-dimensional Stochastic Overlapping Generations (SOLG) models are developed and applied to questions of public debt and pension systems.
To the KIT Press Release
In interviews with egoFM and tageschau.de , Johannes Brumm takes a position on the pension system, national debt and generational equity.
To the tagesschau article
The study by Marta Serra-Garcia and Nora Szech shows that many people prefer to look the other way when it comes to a donation situation. However, as little as 10 cents reward can persuade half of these people to look into the donation opportunity after all - and donate if necessary! The study is published as a featured paper in the top journal Management Science and presented on the Management Science Review Blog.
To the study
The research paper by Nora Szech, Leonie Kühl and David Huber investigates the question of appropriate remuneration of work. "Our study shows that the respective incentive system, work experience, and especially gender have an influence on what wages managers set for their employees" explains Nora Szech.To the study
Our interdisciplinary graduate school KD2 School, centering around the KD2Lab, has started. Both projects are funded by the German Science Foundation. Our research focus is on adaptive systems, AI, and moral behavior.Link to the KD2 School
The regularly held workshop features excellent researchers in the field of Economics and Finance. More information on the link below.To the workshop
Nora Szech is interviewed in the TV show alpha Demokratie. She talks about child labor and what politics could do. Another topic is why consumers often chose products made by children even if they are against child labor.You can find the video in the ARD Mediathek
Information nudges are designed to guide behavior in a particular direction without coercion. One example is the Nutri-Score, which suggests healthy eating. The team of authors around Nora Szech investigates how information nudges and self control work together. The research paper is accepted to be published in the top journal Management Science.
To the study
Interview Süddeutsche (SZ) (Video)
The HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics takes place regularly, jointly organized with the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. The last meeting was in Mannheim in Dec 2023. For more information or if you want to participate, please contact Petra Nieken, Philipp Reiss or Clemens Puppe.