September 11, 2018
Ran Spiegler explores what happens when people confuse the concepts of correlation and causation. In his research he aims at bringing behavioral economics and economic theory closer together.
September 4, 2018
At the 13th International SOEP User Conference, Armin Falk was the first experimental economist to receive the Felix Büchel Award.
August 24, 2018
How do individuals and groups differ in their decision-making processes and what are the wider consequences of this group interaction?
August 10, 2018
People sometimes harm themselves or others by making irrational decisions. But how much paternalism do we need and want?
July 23, 2018
A puzzle in standard economics – why would the same worker be paid different wages depending on the firm he or she is employed by?
July 6, 2018
By better understanding the dynamics of how prior outcomes are mentally grouped with prospects, managers can better structure contracts to align their risk preferences with those of their employees.
June 25, 2018
What kind of stories do we tell ourselves and others in order to explain or justify our actions? Roland Bénabou explores the role of narratives in moral behavior.
June 6, 2018
Paul Heidhues looks into new models of consumer behavior and their implications for markets.
May 30, 2018
At a briq Research Retreat on May 29-30, some of the world’s leading behavioral economists came together in Bonn.
May 18, 2018
Why have some countries’ economies grown faster than others? What does patience have to do with it? These are some of the questions Uwe Sunde explores in his research.
May 2, 2018
Stefano DellaVigna on behavioral firms -- and the difference between "the bagel man" and today's big data giants like Google or Facebook.
April 26, 2018
Patience may be the decisive factor why some countries are richer than others.
April 6, 2018
Philipp Strack currently researches the mechanisms behind misperceiving one's own abilities.
April 3, 2018
Study shows that unfair pay not only reduces work morale, but can also affect the health status of the workforce.
March 19, 2018
briq Visiting Professor George Loewenstein talks about what drives people to seek and share information, how insights from behavioral economics can contribute to the study of inequality – and whether it’s okay for economists to do research on sex.