What is the definition of leadership in an economic framework? And how do leaders get into top positions, given that there are many different types of leadership personalities? These are some of the research questions Michael Kosfeld is interested in. This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Aislinn Bohren studies how systematic biases influence the way people interpret information they learn about, and how this affects choices, behavior and discrimination in markets. She is also interested in the use of information as incentives, e.g. in the form of online rating systems. This video was made during her research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Alex Imas explains his current work on dynamic decision-making, which combines data from the lab and the real world. How do people respond to financial losses? What causes discrimination, and how does reputation affect biases? This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Ulf Zölitz studies the effects of peer personality on educational performance. He is also interested in the question how students react to information about their own social standing. This video was made while Ulf was a Postdoctoral Researcher at briq in the summer of 2017.
In his latest research George Loewenstein explores the mental phenomena of boredom, flow and curiosity using economic methods. This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Read also his earlier briq newsroom interview!
Why are people so often overconfident? Peter Schwardmann finds that people tend to deceive themselves to better deceive others. We also like to believe what makes us happier – which may explain some of the success of fake news. This video was made during his research visit at briq in February 2018.