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Aya Adra

Simón Algorta

I am interested in sequential decision problems. Conventionally they are modelled as markov decision processes and solved using dynamic programming or reinforcement learning algorithms. Structures in this problems can help develop heuristic strategies to solve them better and in simpler ways. It is tightly linked to the study of fast and frugal decision heuristics and ecological rationality.

Simón Algorta
Amalia Alvarez Benjumea

Social norms, experimental social science and social network analysis. My main research focus is how behaviour spread in a network and how certain structures affect the emergence and change of norms and conventions.

Amalia Alvarez Benjumea
Deliah Sarah Bolesta

- Cognitive underpinnings of political ideology and political preferences
- Stimulus Sampling and ecological research designs
- Mixed effect models and the use of stimuli as random factors in variance analyses
- Environmental Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Deliah Sarah Bolesta
Christiane Ehses-Friedrich

People often have to make decisions in situations, where they face a lack of information about the consequences of their action. Thus, reducing this uncertainty by gathering information improves the decision making process and the outcome. Communication with an expert is one way to ameliorate the informational status. However, often the interests of a decision maker and an expert are not … (more)

Michael Edem Fiagbenu

Current Research Focus:
-Negativity Bias, Learning and Attitude Formation
-Threat Perception, Risk attitudes & Self-control
-Social inequality and status hierarchies
-Money attitudes and money-making motives
-Personality traits and sociopolitical ideology

General Research Interests:
-Cognitive Functioning: learning, memory & decision-making
-Inter/Intra-group relations (emotions, conflicts … (more)

Lars Freund

- Mechanism Design
- Behavioral and Experimental Economics
- Law and Economics

Lars Freund
Minou Ghaffari

My research interests include Bevioral Economics and Decision Making. I am especially focusing on Decision Making in social contexts and the influence of attention on decisions regarding social preferences. Using Eye-Tracking I am trying to uncover the underlying cognitive mechanisms of Decision Making.

Minou Ghaffari
Slieman Halabi

Intergroup relation
Social Categorization

Slieman Halabi
Carina Hausladen

-Behavioral and Experimental Economics
-Experimental Ethics
-Heuristic Decision Making
-Value-Based Decision Making

Carina Hausladen
Leonard Hoeft

-Behavioral Law and Economics
-Legal Philosophy & Theory
-Moral Philosophy & Psychology

Elisa Hofmann

- Participative pricing mechanisms on markets, especially Pay-What-You-Want
- Behavioral and Experimental Economics
- Game Theory
- Social Preferences
- Economics of Innovations

Elisa Hofmann
Katharina Klement

Carlos Kurschilgen

Part of my PhD project focuses on understanding the components of legitimacy and peoples’ perception of different sources of legitimacy. To better understand these factors I am approaching my research on an interdisciplinary basis combining insights from Political Science, Experimental Economics and Law as well as Psychology and relying in particular on online survey experiments and … (more)

Carlos Kurschilgen
Lisa Lenz

Rima-Maria Rahal

My research focuses on the underlying mechanisms of social decision making. Aiming to track such processes through physiological measurements, I am working on uncovering information search patterns in intergroup social dilemmas depending on interindividual differences and situational influences.

Rima-Maria Rahal
Martin Rosenauer

- Manuskript 1: Entstehung der körperlichen Anteile der Depression aus der ersten Phase des Moro Reflex
- Manuskript 2: Entstehung des Zahlensinns (engl. „number sense“ nach Dehaene) aus der Hand-Auge-Koordination
- Manuskript 3: In Vorbereitung, Therapie von Broca-Aphasie über die rechte Hand, Pilotstudie abgeschlossen

Martin Rosenauer
Alexander Schneeberger

- Behavioral Economics
- Experimental Economics
- Personal Norms, Social Norms and Social Preferences

Alexander Schneeberger
Cornelius Johannes Franziskus Schneider

Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Public Finance, Taxation

Cornelius Johannes Franziskus Schneider
Marcel Schubert

- Machine Learning & Construction of Behavioural Agents
- Experimental & Behavioural Economics
- Behaviour and Language

Maj-Britt Sterba

Empirical justice research
Moral behaviour
Behavioural economics and game theory

Maj-Britt Sterba
Martin Sternberg

- Antitrust/Competition Law
- Algorithms and Collusion
- Law and Economics

Martin Sternberg
Christina Maria Ulrike Strobel

- Behavioral and Experimental Economics
- Experimental Game Theory
- Individual characteristics and their influence on contests
- Performance measurement and Incentives

Christina Maria Ulrike Strobel
Daniel Toribio Flórez

Intergroup psychology, Social Identity and Social Categorization, Attitudinal Ambivalence, Social Judgment and Decision Making, Political Psychology.

Daniel Toribio Flórez
Lame Ungwang

My interests lie at the nexus of behavioral, experimental, and development economics:
- norms in shaping risk preferences;
- social networks and microinsurance;
- firm dynamics in the informal economy.

Lame Ungwang
Eugenio Verrina

Behavioral and Experimental Economics:
social preferences, moral behavior, tax evasion, experimental methodology

Eugenio Verrina
Charley Wu

I am studying how humans explore and acquire information from uncertain environments, by building upon previous research on information search and information foraging.

This research has immediate applications to many real-world search problems, such as high-dimensional optimization problems in Machine Learning, where no known algorithms can guarantee finding a global optimum.

Charley Wu
Pantelis Pipergias Analytis
Gulnaz Anjum
Florian Artinger
Daniel Barkoczi
Nicolai Bodemer
Robert Böhm
Konstantin Chatziathanasiou
Stojan Davidovic
Linan Diao
Jieyao Ding
Katharina Eckartz
Mike Farjam
Nadine Fleischhut
Hanjo Hamann
Yoan Hermstrüwer
Svenja Hippel
Jana Jarecki
Giorgi Jvarsheishvili
Magdalena Kaczmarek
Juliane Kämmer
Serhiy Kandul
Marco Kleine
Charlotte Klempt
Hannes Koppel
Sebastian Krügel
Michael Kurschilgen
Pascal Langenbach
Laura Lyhs
Christoph March
Isabel Marcin
Wladislaw Mill
Alexander Morell
Jan Multmeier
Olexandr Nikolaychuk
Ayu Okvitawanli
Marian Panganiban
Henning Prömpers
Azzurra Ruggeri
Lauri Sääksvuori
Katrin Schmelz
Andre Schmelzer
Jolene Tan
Andra Toader
Matthias Uhl
Ulrike Vollstädt
Jenny Volstorf
Ori Weisel
Johannes Weisser
Benedikt Werner
Fabian Winter
Gaoneng Yu
Georg Zaklan
Lilia Zhurakhovska
Monika Ziolkowska

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