During a grand opening ceremony with more than 80 invited guests from science and society, briq was officially introduced to the public on September 27, 2017. After welcoming remarks by Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel (President of the Deutsche Post Foundation) and Professor Michael Hoch (Rector of the University of Bonn), Professor Armin Falk (CEO of briq) explained the institute’s mission and strategy.
Among the highlights of the event were the opening address by Nobel laureate Professor James J. Heckman (University of Chicago) and a panel discussion on briq’s key topics – behavioral economics and (social) inequality – with prominent scholars in the field. The audience also had a chance to look behind the scenes of the research institute and engage in discussions with briq researchers.
Photos: Kay Herschelmann