Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar

The Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar is a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

The 2023/24 winter semester series will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The seminars will be held on Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15 pm and 4:45 – 5:45 pm at HU/Theology Faculty, Burgstraße 26, Room 008

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Previous Events


Data Governance with Vulnerable Individuals

The Complementarity of Good Institutions and Voluntary Cooperation: Experimental Evidence from 43 Societies

Mental Models in Financial Markets: How Do Finance Experts Reason About The Pricing of Risk?

Competition, cooperation, and motivated social perceptions

Narratives, actions and impact in dishonesty

Conducting qualitative interviews with AI

Behavioral Policy Targeting: Evidence from Payments for Vaccinations

Proverbs and behavioral economics

Learning to see the world’s opportunities: memory, mental experiencing and the economic lives of the vulnerable

Do Optional Information Policies Increase Equity? Evidence From Two Large-Scale Grading Experiments

Psychological Mechanisms for Eliciting Preferences and Beliefs

Stochastic dominance and preference for randomization

Competing Causal Interpretations – A Choice Experiment

Judging Nudging: Understanding the Welfare Effects of Nudges versus Taxes

Racial and gender favoritism in crowdfunding – evidence from the field

Confidence and Gender Gaps in Competitive Environments

Cash Transfers and the Local Economy: Evidence from Brazil

Intertemporal coordination in volunteer markets

Multigame contact: a double-edged sword for cooperation

Predicting the Outcome of Social Science Experiments

Home Price Expectations and Spending: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Meta studies on competition entry and performance

Incentives for Conformity and Anticonformity

Understanding mechanisms of persistence in prosocial behavior: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment

On the relative deservingness of capital and labor

How much do rankings affect attention? Evidence from an at-scale natural field experiment on the Finnish stock market

Miscalibration, Overconfidence and Uncertainty

Incentives to Reach High and Low Goals and Academic Performance

Reverse Bayesianism: Revising Beliefs in Light of Unforeseen Events

Correcting Consumer Misperceptions about CO2 Emissions

Shine a light (on the bright): Awards and the gender gap in knowledge contributions in STEM

Keep Them out of It! How Information Externalities Affect the Willingness to Sell Personal Data Online

Interpreting the Will of the People: A Positive Analysis of Ordinal Preference Aggregation Politicians’ Social Welfare Criteria: An Experiment With German Legislators

The effect of ambiguity in strategic environments: an experiment

Interview Sequences and the Formation of Subjective

Health Status and Compliance with Public Health Directives during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Correcting misperceptions about the views of the medical community has lasting impacts on Covid-19 vaccine take-up

Tell Me Now or Tell Me Gradually: The Resolution of Uncertainty in the Value and Probability Domains

The Breakup of the Bell System and its Impact on US Innovation

Zombie commissions of real estate agents

Are we self stereotyping in job applications?

The effect of exposure to ethnic minorities on ethnic preferences

How to Regulate Carbon Emissions with Climate-conscious Consumers

Self-confidence and reactions to subjective performance evaluations

How do people vote under preferential voting? An experiment on voting behavior and computational complexity

The true returns to the choice of occupation and education

Non-Bayesian Statistical Discrimination

Learning in the Household

On the Complexity of Inferring Models from Data

Unraveling Soft-Commitment: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Recycling

Affective polarization breeds ideological polarization

Mental models and learning: The case of base-rate neglect

Cost-(in)effective public good provision: An experimental exploration

Acceptable Discourse: Social Norms of Beliefs and Opinions

Why do people choose gender congruent careers – an ambiguous story

Cognitive Uncertainty in Intertemporal Choice

Associative Memory and Belief Formation

Dynamic Inconsistency in Risky Choice: Evidence from the Lab and Field

Selective Memory of a Psychological Agent

Higher Orders of Rationality and the Structure of Games

Does growing up in a recession increase compassion? The case of attitudes towards immigration

The Role of Beliefs in Maternal Labor Supply Decisions

Betrayal, Risk, and Externalities: An Experimental Study on Fairness Ideals

Lifestyle and Mental Health Disruptions During COVID-19

The Complementary Nature of Trust and Contract Enforcement

Bounded Rationality, Complexity and Optimal Incentives

A solution to the two-person implementation problem

Lying aversion: on the margin, and in the limit

Private contributions and the regional scope of charities: How donation experiments can inform public policy

Better Coordination, Better Crowdfunding

Communication with partially verifiable information: An experiment

Reference Price Shifts and Customer Antagonism: Evidence from Reviews for Online Auctions

Fighting Alone versus Fighting for a Team: An Experiment on Multiple Pairwise Contests

How Unfair Chances Affect Labor Supply

Income mobility, luck/effort beliefs, and the demand for redistribution: per­ceptions and reality

The conditional contribution mechanism for repeated public goods - the general case

Intentions for Doing Good Matter for Doing Well: The Negative Effects of Prosocial Incentives

A new approach to the analysis of cooperation under the shadow of the future: Theory and experimental evidence

Who inflates the bubble? - Forecasters and traders in experimental asset markets

Linguistics and time preferences: Are intertemporal trade-offs shaped by language?

Stability of preferences and personality: New evidence from developing and developed countries

When payoffs look like probabilities: Separating form and content in risky choice

Communication and behavior in organizations: An experiment

Strategic obfuscation and price fairness

Separating predicted randomness from noise

Moral decision costs when vote weight care unequal

The political economy of establishing credible agreements: Political settlements, incentives, and the configuration of deals

Rehabilitation and social behavior: Experiments in prison

A market for honesty: Fighting corruption in education

Incentives for conformity and disconformity

It takes two: Gender differences in group work

Implicit preferences inferred from choice

Interpreting Signals: Evidence from Medical Referrals

Probabilistic states versus multiple certainties: The obstacle of risk in contingent reasoning

Designing Incentives for Startup Teams: Form and Timing of Equity Contracting

Competition Promotes Helping Behavior via Indirect Reciprocity

The epistemology of confidence: On the difficulty of being both wrong and knowing it

Seeking and Interpreting Signals: An Experiment

Which Real Effort Task should I choose? An Experimental Comparison of Tasks and their Behavioral Effects

Turning up the heat: The demoralizing effect of competition in contests

Return on trust is lower for immigrants

Getting to the Top: Gender Quotas in Multistage Tournaments

Moral wiggle room and reciprocity

Equilibria in Transportation Games with Road Pricing

How to Boost Revenues in First-Price Auctions? The Magic of Disclosing Only Winning Bids from Past Auctions

Consistency and Stationarity of Individual Time Preferences

Measuring and Bounding Experimenter Demand

Concentration Bias in Intertemporal Choice

Unemployment and distributive preferences: Results from a longitudinal lab-in-the-field experiment

Equity versus Equality: Experimental Analysis of Justice Rules

Andrej Angelovski and Werner Güth (LUISS Guido Carli, Rome)

Voluntary cooperation in local public goods provision: An experimental study & (Sub) optimality and (non) optimal satisficing in a decision making experiment

Spatial advertising in political campaigns

Let's talk it over: In the long run sanctions are not necessary for self-governance

Sacrifice - An Experiment on the Political Economy of Extreme Intergroup Punishment