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    November 17, 2020
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    November 10, 2020
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    November 04, 2020
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    October 06, 2020

    By Matthias Eckardt, Kalle Kappner and Nikolaus Wolf

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    September 23, 2020
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    September 18, 2020
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    August 21, 2020
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    July 15, 2020
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    July 14, 2020

    By Jana Hamdan and Melanie Koch

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    June 02, 2020
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    May 22, 2020
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    May 11, 2020

    By Peter Haan, Andreas Peichl, Annekatrin Schrenker, Georg Weizsäcker and Joachim Winter

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    May 05, 2020
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    April 22, 2020
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    April 20, 2020
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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.


    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.


    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.


    • Articles in Refereed Journals

      Adena, M. and Huck, S. (2020). Online fundraising, self- image, and the long- term impact of ask avoidance. Management Science, 66(2): 722-743.

      Argentesi, I., Buccirossi, P., Calvano, E., Duso, T., Marrazzo, A. and Nava, S. (2020). Merger Policy in Digital Markets: An Ex-Post Assessment. Journal of Competition law & Economics: forthcoming.

      Asseyer, A. (2020). Collusion and Delegation under Information Control. Theoretical Economics: forthcoming.

      Chatsiou, K. and Mikhaylov, S. J. (2020). Deep Learning for Political Science. airXiv preprint, airXiv: 2005.06540.

      Chiappinelli, O. (2020). Decentralization and public procurement performance: new evidence from Italy. Economic Inquiry, 58(2).

      Chowdhury, N., Adam, M. T. P. and Teubner, T. (2020). Time pressure in human cybersecurity behavior: Theoretical framework and countermeasures. Computers and Security, 97: 101931.

      Clougherty, J, A., Duso, T., Seldeslachts, J. and Ciari, L. (2020). Growth: A Transformational- Activities Perspective on Stagnation in the New- Normal Business. Journal of Managements Studies, 57 (3): 537-568.

      Cullmann, A., Badunenko, O., Kumbhakar, S. C. and Nieswand, M. (2020). The Effect of Restructuring Electricity Distribution Systems on Firms‘ Persistent and Transient Efficiency. The Energy Journal: forthcoming.

      Dann, D., Teubner, T., Adam, M. T. P. and Weinhardt, C. (2020). Where the host is part of the deal: Social and economic value in the platform economy. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications40: 100923. 

      All publications in refereed journals 

    • Discussion Papers

      Adena, M. and Hager, A. (2020). Does online fundraising increase charitable giving? A nation- wide field experiment on Facebook. WZB Working Paper SP II 2020-302.

      Adena, M. and Huck, S. (2020). Voluntary “donations” versus reward-oriented “contributions:” Two experiments on framing in funding mechanisms. WZB Working Paper SP II 2016-308r.

      Adena, M., Enikolopov, R., Petrova, M. and Voth, H.-J. (2020). Bombs, Broadcasts and Resistance: Allied Intervention and Domestic Opposition to the Nazi Regime During World War II. SSRN Working Paper.

      Adena, M., Hakimov, R. and Huck, S. (2020). Chritable giving by the poor. A field experiment in Kyrgyzstan. WZB Working Paper SP IIn2039-305r.

      Andres, M., Bruttel, L. and Friedrichsen, J. (2020). Choosing between explicit cartel formation and tacit collusion- An experiment. CEPA Discussion Papers 19, Center for Economic Policy Analysis.

      Balleyer, A. H., Cerutti, N., Danilov, A., Friedrichsen, J., Liu, Y., Seres, G. and Süer, M. (2020). Face Masks Increase Compliance with Physical Distancing Recommendations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. CRC TRR 190 Discussion Paper Number 253.

      Balleyer, A. H., Cerutti, N., Friedrichsen, J., Seres, G. and Süer, M. (2020). Face mask use and physical distancing before and after mandatory masking: Evidence from public waiting lines. WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2020-305.

      Banal- Estanol, A., Duso, T., Seldeslachts, J. and Szücs, F. (2020). R&D Spillovers throught RJV Cooperation. DIW Discussion Paper 1887.

      Barron, K., Ditlmann, R., Gehrig, S. and Schweighofer- Kodritsch, S. (2020). Explicit and implicit belief- based gender discrimination: A hiring experiment. WZB Discussion Paper SPII 2020-306.

      All publications in discussion papers

    • Other Publications

      Bach, S., Jessen, J., Haan, P., Peter, F., Spieß, C. K., Wrohlich, K. (2020). Fiskalische Wirkungen eines weiteren Ausbaus ganztätiger Betreuungsangebote für Kinder im Grundschulalter: Gutachten für das Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend. DIW Politikberatung kompakt, 146, III.

      Baldi, G., Clemens, M., Dany-Knedlik, G., Engerer, H., Fratzscher, M., Gebauer, S., Hanisch, M., Junker, S., Kholodilin, K. A., Michelsen, C., Pagenhardt, L., Rieth, M. and Schlaak, T. (2020). Germany Hit Hard by the Global Recession as Uncertainty Weighs heavy: Editorial. DIW Weekly Report, 24/25: 276-279.

      Baldi, G., Dany- Knedlik, G., Engerer, H., Gebauer, S., Michelsen, C. and Rieth, M. (2020). Coronavirus Pandemic Plunging Global Economy into a Serious Recession: DIW Economic Outlook. DIW Weekly Report, 24/25: 280-282.

      Belitz, H., Clemens, M., Fratzscher, M., Gornig, M., Kemfert, C., Kritikos, A. S., Michelsen, C., Neuhoff, K., Rieth, M. and Spieß, C. K. (2020). Mit Investitionen und Innovationen aus der Corona Krise. DIW Wochenbericht, 24: 442-451.

      Berkes, J., Peter, F. H., Spieß, K. and Weinhardt, F. (2020). Masterstudium ja oder nein? Gezielte Online- Informationen beeinflussen weitere Studienpläne. DIW Wochenbericht, 21: 359-367.

      Boer, L. and Menkhoff, L. (2020). Wechselkurse als Corona- Barometer: wie Währungsschwankungen die Krise spiegeln. DIW aktuell 40.

      Breunig, C., Grabova, I., Haan, P., Weinhardt, F. and Weizsäcker, G. (2020). Long-run Expectations of Households.

      Breuning, C., Grabova, I., Haan, P., Weinhardt, F. and Weizsäcker, G. (2020). Frauen erwarten geringere Lohnsteigerungen als Männer. DIW Wochenbericht, 10: 153-158.

      All publications in other publications


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