HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers

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 last workshop took place at the KIT in Karlsruhe on March 1, 2024. For more information, please contact Hannes Rau.

Workshop Econ
Workshop on Economics, Finance and Statistics

The regularly held workshop features excellent researchers in the field of Economics and Finance. More information on the link below.

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President of the Bundesbank visiting KIT

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.

Obituary: Prof. Dr. Nora Szech

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.

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ERC Grant
ERC Grant at the Chair of Macroeconomics

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.


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Intergenerational Justice Interviews

In interviews with egoFM and tageschau.de , Johannes Brumm takes a position on the pension system, national debt and generational equity.  

Interview with egoFM Reflex from 28.10.2022


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Ost- und Westdeutschland
Celebrating diversity

Berthold Wigger and the Kronberger Kreis published a joint article in the "FAZ" on the occasion of the German Day of Unity. Click here to read the article.

FAZ article
The (In)Elasticity of Moral Ignorance
Look away and cash in

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.


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Female managers pay fairer wages
Female managers pay fairer wages

The research paper by Nora SzechLeonie 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.

BloombergSpiegel OnlineBusiness Insider.comFinancial PostFortuneBusiness Insider.jpHaufe

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KD2 School
KD2: Decision and Design

Our interdisciplinary graduate school KD2 School is centering around the KD2Lab. Both projects are funded by the German Science Foundation. Our research focus is on adaptive systems, AI, and moral behavior.

About the KD2 Graduate School

The KIT disposes of an interdisciplinary laboratory following economic standards, funded by the DFG. 40 cubicles allow researchers to analyze economic behavior as well as body-responses. Participatory Research.

Learn more about the KD2Lab
ZDF: Graduate or Drop-out?

Berthold Wigger proposes a method to predict students' success via artificial intelligence. To the video.

Info nudges and self control

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. 



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Diffusion of Moral Responsibility

The top journal The Review of Economic Studies publishes Nora Szech's study on the diffusion of morality in groups and voting as a featured paper.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) (Article)

Interview Süddeutsche (SZ) (Video)

Clemens Puppe is member of the advisory board of the journal "Social Choice & Welfare" as well as a member of the editorial board of the journal "Economics and Philosophy".


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 or Philipp Reiss.