The Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB) at the University of Cologne (UoC) brings together Cologne-based researchers from economics, management science, and psychology. Together with internationally renowned scientists from Europe and the USA, they investigate the fundamental principles and behavioral mechanisms that affect social and economic behavior. Since its establishment in 2019, the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute is an important partner.
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Social and economic behavior is shaping almost all aspects of our lives. But it does not only influence the actions of individuals. Behavior and its underlying motivation and cognition, also affects the success of societies, politics, markets and organizations. Understanding its determinants, and how it can be ‘managed’, is thus of crucial importance for understanding and addressing major challenges to society and humanity.
C-SEB aims to develop an empirically based theory of the institutions that define economic incentives and of the conditions that influence information processing in social and economic contexts. Using a behavioral economics and social cognition approach, the center examines how these mechanisms can be designed and manipulated. C-SEB seeks to build a bridge between laboratory research and real-world contexts in order to contribute to solutions to contemporary challenges in the economy.
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2. June 2023 @ 12:00 - 12:45 via ZOOM
Lisa Spantig (School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University) - "Engaging Learners With Reminders And Deadlines: Evidence From Kenya"
7. June 2023 @ 12:00 - 13:15 Room 3.206, Studierenden Service Center (SSC) (Building 102), Universitätsstraße 22a, 50923 Köln
Sonia Bhalotra (University of Warwick) - “Domestic Violence and Partnership Choice”
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13. June 2023 @ 12:00 - 13:00 Room 3.206, Studierenden Service Center (SSC) (Building 102), Universitätsstraße 22a, 50923 Köln
Simon Siegenthaler (University of Texas at Dallas) - “Social Tipping and Norm Change in Representative Samples – The Case of Affirmative Action”
14. June 2023 @ 12:00 - 13:15 Room 3.206, Studierenden Service Center (SSC) (Building 102), Universitätsstraße 22a, 50923 Köln
Jonathan Schulz (George Mason University) - tba
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14. June 2023 @ 17:45 - 19:15 Online via Zoom --- or --- in-person in the WiSo Building
Hybrid Speaker Series on Analytical-Empirical Sociology features a talk by Karsten Hank (University of Cologne) titled "Assessing Sexual-Minority Respondents’ Attitudes, Behaviors, and Outcomes: Quantitative Findings From Pairfam & FReDA".
To attend in-person or via zoom, please visit the event page.
Organized by the Academy of Sociology (AS) and the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University of Cologne; supported by the Profile Area Social and Economic Behavior.