Research

The research groups in C-SEB

DFG research units are groups of outstanding researchers that receive personnel and material resources from the German Research Foundation (DFG). The units are aimed at establishing new fields of research and usually funded for a duration of six years. Each group has a defined research topic from which various program modules are derived.

The University of Cologne Forums are part of the development plan for excellent research which the UoC defined in its Institutional Strategy „The Challenge of Change and Complexity“. This funding line supports small projects with the main purpose of advancing scientific exchange within the UoC and between its partners. The UoC Forum has a flexible funding structure that makes it easy for scientists to realise innovative projects with new ideas.

C-SEB Research Group

DFG Research Unit “Psychoeconomics”

The DFG Research Unit “Psychoeconomics” brings together researchers from different disciplines to develop an integrative, data-driven understanding of how interacting motives affect human decisions and behavior.
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UoC Special Research Unit “Behavioral Management Science”

The Behavioral Management Science Unit is a network of C-SEB members and other researchers of the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the UoC that conducts research on management practices by employing methods from behavioral economics.
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DFG Research Unit “Relativity in Social Cognition”

The DFG Research Unit “Relativity in Social Cognition” investigates the antecedents and consequences of comparative thinking by incorporating findings from psychology and economics.
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Completed projects

UoC Forum “Managerial Risk Factors in Medicine”

The UoC Forum “Managerial Risk Factors in Medicine” combines medicine with management science and economics as two collateral points of view. The primary objective of the forum is to identify managerial risk factors in medicine that positively influence treatment outcomes.
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UoC Forum “Advancing Common Pool Resource Management in Heterogeneous Groups”

The UoC Forum “Advancing Common Pool Resource Management in Heterogeneous Groups” is an interdisciplinary research collaboration between economists and social anthropologists in order to study common pool resource management in the Global South.
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DFG Research Unit “Design & Behavior: Economic Engineering of Firms and Markets”

The DFG Research Unit “Design & Behavior: Economic Engineering of Firms and Markets” conducts research in order to design mechanisms in firms and markets.
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UoC Forum “Motivation, Self-Control, and Economic Behavior”

The UoC Forum “Motivation, Self-Control, and Economic Behavior” is an interdisciplinary endeavor providing a scientific platform for structuring research in the field of self-control.
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