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Consumer & Market Behaviour

A solid understanding of consumer behavior is fundamental to the optimal design and study of consumer policies. Consumer behavior is not only affected by preferences and biases but also depends on information available in the market, producer incentives to exploit biased consumers and manipulate the disclosure of information, as well as existing market rules and institutions.

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Policy Design

Optimal policy design incentivizes consumers and firms to behave in ways that allow the attainment of specific policy goals. Policy design requires rigorous and systematic assessment of the feasibility of particular policy goals given the constraints set by consumer behavior, markets and institutions.

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Policy Evaluation

Policy-makers are accountable for sizable economic resources invested in the making and enforcement of regulations so that policy evaluation has become a central instrument for consumer policies. Evidence-based policy evaluation provides insights on how to improve existing tools and how to more effectively design the institutional setting under which policies are implemented.

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  • Articles in Refereed Journals

    Adena, M. and Huck, S. (2019). Giving Once, Giving Twice: A Two- period Field Experiment on Intertemporal Crowding in Charitable Giving. Journal of Public Economics, 172: 127-134.

    Adena, M., Alizade, J., Bohner, F., Harke, J. and Mesters, F. (2019). Quality certification for nonprofits, charitable giving, and donor's trust: Experimental evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159: 75-100.

    Adena, M., Huck, S. (2019). Online Fundraising, Self- Image, and the Long- Term Impact of Ask Avoidance. Management Science: forthcoming.

    Al Jaroodi, H., Chiong, R., Adam, M. T. P., Teubner, T. (2019). Avatars and embodied agents in information systems research: A systematic review and conceptual frameworkAustralasian Journal of Information Systems, 23: 1–37.

    Augenhofer, S. (2019). Das Gewährleistungsrecht in Österreich und Deutschland als Beispiel für eine holprige Harmonisierung des europäischen Kaufrechts. Juristische Blätter, 1: 2-10.

    Augenhofer, S. (2019). Datenschutz neu: Individuelle und kollektive Rechtsdurchsetzung. Zeitschrift für Verbraucherrecht (VbR), 8-13.

    Augenhofer, S. (2019). Die Reform des Verbraucherrechts durch den „New Deal“- ein Schritt zu einer effektiven Rechtsdurchsetzung?. Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (EuZW), 5-13.

    Augenhofer, S. (2019). Kaufe lieber ungewöhnlich- Zum Widerrufsrecht bei Messekäufen, Anmerkung zum EuGH- Urteil Grüne Woche. Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht: forthcoming.

    Augenhofer, S. (2019). Musterfeststellungsklage- offene Fragen der Verjährung. Verbraucher und Recht (VuR), 83-87.

    All publications in refereed journals 

  • Discussion Papers

    Adena, M. and Huck, S. (2019). Personalized fundraising: A field Experiment on threshold matching donations. WZB Working Paper SP II 2019-306.

    Adena, Maja and Hager, Anselm (2019). Does online fundraising increase charitable giving? A nation-wide field experiment on Facebook video fundraising. WZB Working Paper SP II 2020: forthcoming.

    Adena, Maja and Huck, Steffen (2019). Can fundraising harm your core business? A field experiment on how fundraising affects ticket sales. WZB Working Paper SP II 2019–305.

    Adena, Maja, Huck, Steffen, Hakimov, Rustamdjan (2019). Charitable giving by the poor. A large-scale field experiment in Kyrgyzstan. WZB Working Paper SP II 2019–305.

    Affeldt, P. (2019). EU Merger Policy Predictability Using Random Forests. DIW Discussion Papers No. 1800.

    Andres, M., Bruttel, L. and Friedrichsen, J. (2019). The Effect of a Leniency Rule on Cartel Formation and Stability: Experiments with Open CommunicationDIW Discussion Paper No. 1835.

    Argentesi, E., Buccirossi, P., Calvano, E., Duso, T., Marazzo, A., Nava, S. (2019). Merger Policy in Digital Markets: An Ex- Post Assessment. DIW Discussion Papers No. 1836.

    Barron, K. (2019), Belief Updating: Does the ‘Good-news, Bad-news’ Asymmetry Extend to Purely Financial Domains?. WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2016-309r.

    Barron, K. and C. Gravert (2019). Confidence and career choices: An experiment. WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2018-301r.

    All publications in discussion papers

  • Monographs and Book Chapters

    Balzer, F. and Uden, H. (2019). Relevance of Blood Loss and Economic Impact.Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery, 25-30, Springer, Cham.

    Cullmann A., Rechlitz J., Stiel C. (2019) Germany. In: Porcher S., Saussier S. (eds) Facing the Challenges of Water Governance. Palgrave Studies in Water Governance: Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

    Faust, F., Hacker, P., Schäfers, H. B., (eds.) (2019). Exploitative Contractsim Zeitalter maschinellen Lernens. Eine rechtsökonomische Analyse [Exploitative Contracts in the Age of Machine Learning. A Law & Economics Perspective], in: Travemünder Law & Economics Mohr Siebeck, 87-119.

    Gerbaulet, C., Kemfert, C., Casimir, L., Oei, P.-Y. and von Hirschhausen, C. (2018). Energiewende “Made in Germany”: Low Carbon Electricity Sector Reform in the European Context. Springer International Publishing.

    Greyer, J., Buslei, H., Gallego- Granados, P. and Haan, P. (2019). Anstieg der Altersarmut in Deutschland: Wie wirken verschiedene Rentenreformen?. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann- Stiftung.

    Groß, R., Linowski, S., von Hirschhausen, C., Wealer, B., Weiss, F. and Zimmerman, T. (2019). How Incumbents Are Adjusting to the Changing Business Environment: A German Case Study. Consumer, Prosumer, Prosumager - How Service Innovations Will Disrupt the Utility Business Model, edited by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi. Vol. 1. Cambridge, USA: Academic Press. 2019.

    Hacker, P., Lianos, I., Dimitropoulos, G. and Eich, S. (eds.) (2019). Regulating Blockchain: Socio- Technical and Legal Challenges, Oxford University Press.

    Hammerschmid, A., Haan, P. and Rowold, C. (2019). Geschlechterspezifische Renten- und Gesundheitsunterschiede in Deutschland, Frankreich und Dänemark. In: Hurrelmann, K., Karch, H., Traxler, C., Jugend, Vorsorge, Finanzen: Wird das Vertrauen einer Generation verspielt?. Beltz Juventa, 118-125. 

    All publications in monographs and book chapters

  • Other Publications

    Augenhofer, S. (2019). §§ 474- 477, Verbrauchsgüterkauf, in Gsell/Krüger/Lorenz/Mayer (Hrsg.), Beck’scher Online- Großkommentar zum BGB, C.H. Beck, 2015.

    Beber, B., Harmgart, H., Huck, S., Humphreys, M. and Scacco, A. (2019). A far-sighted Response to migration and development/Entwicklungs- und Einwanderungspolitik 2.0. Europa - Mythos und Vision, Programmheft Pierre Boulez Saal, Saison 2018/19, Berlin: WZB/Pierre Boulez Saal, 2019,73: 34-36.

    Blind, K. (2019). Motivation for and Barriers against the Inclusion of Standardisation in European Academic Research and Education. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 

    Blind, K. (2019). Publizieren, Patentieren und Standardisieren als Innovationsstrategie. DIN- Mitteilungen Dezember 2019: 22-29.

    Blind, K. and Böhm, M. (2019). The Relationship Between Open Source Software and Standard Setting, Thumm, N. editor(s), EUR 29867 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

    Breitmoser, Y. and Schweighofer- Kodritsch, S. (2019). Obviousness Around the Clock. under review.

    Bremus, F., Clemens, M. Fratzscher, M., Hammerschmid, A., Kliatskova, T., Kriwoluzky, A., Michelsen, C., Rowold, C., Weinhardt, F. and Wrohlich, K. (2019). A Stable and Social Europe: Fiscal Rules, a Stabilization Fund, Insolvency Rules, Gender Quota, Gender Pension Gaps, and Education: Reports. DIW Weekly Report, 16: 148-159.

    Bremus, F., Clemens, M. Fratzscher, M., Hammerschmid, A., Kliatskova, T., Kriwoluzky, A., Michelsen, C., Rowold, C., Weinhardt, F. and Wrohlich, K. (2019). Stabiles und soziales Europa: Fiskalregeln, Stabilisierungsfonds, Insolvenzregeln, Gender Quote, Gender Pension Gaps, Bildung: Berichte. DIW Wochenbericht ,18: 310- 321.

    Buslei, H., Gallego- Grandos, P., Greyer, J. and Haan, P. (2019). Rente mit 67: Der Arbeitsmarkt für Ältere wird entscheidend sein. DIW Wochenbericht, 16/17: 275-283.

    All publications in other publications

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