According the Global Thought Leader Index 2015 Axel Ockenfels belongs to the most influential thought leaders in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The recently-published study, maps the internet-conversation and the most influential voices. The GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and the The WorldPost in collaboration with the MIT-researcher Peter Gloor detected different lists with about 400 contemporary thinkers. Prof. Ockenfels ranked 31. in the German-speaking area. The C-SEB congratulates Prof. Ockenfels to this special placement.