Research seminars

C-SEB promotes scientific exchange by means of regular research seminars. We announce all seminars/workshops in our C-SEB Calendar and via the C-SEB seminar mailing list (join the mailing list).

ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar

The “ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar” will take place on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 13:00. This seminar offers scientists from the University of Cologne the opportunity to present their research; also, you are welcome to suggest external speakers working at the interface between economics and psychology.

The seminar is organized by C-SEB. To present your own research or to suggest a guest speaker please contact us at

ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar

The “ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar” will take place on Wednesdays at 12:00. Here, reputable scientists from other universities will present research that is of interest to the areas represented in ECONtribute and C-SEB.

The Wednesday seminar is organized by the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute; Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth ( is happy to receive suggestions for guest speakers.

C-SEB Early Ideas Workshop

The “C-SEB Early Ideas Workshop” will take place on Fridays at 12:00, organized by Louis Strang ( and Paula Thevißen ( The workshop is aimed at ideas for experimental research in early stages and more informal in nature. To present your research, please e-mail the organizers.

Virtual MD Seminar

Together with colleagues from different institutions, Nicolas Fugger (C-SEB) initiated the Virtual Market Design Seminar. Please find the next seminar dates below, all dates at

The Virtual MD Seminar is taking a summer break.

Seminar schedule for WS 2024/25

Organisation: C-SEB //
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:15
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
08.10.2024 Kenza Elass (Bocconi University)
15.10.2024 Ben Grodeck (University of Exeter)
22.10.2024 23.10.2024
29.10.2024 Aram Grigoryan (University of California)
05.11.2024 Jan Feld (Victoria University of Wellington)
12.11.2024 Bradley Ruffle (McMaster University)
19.11.2024 Stefan Lipman (Erasmus-University Rotterdam)
“Tailoring Through Choice. Comparing the Effect of Randomly Assigned vs. Self-Chosen Behavioural Interventions in Promoting Healthier Snack Choice”
26.11.2024 27.11.2024
03.12.2024 04.12.2024
10.12.2024 Andreas Ziegler (University of Essex)
17.12.2024 18.12.2024
24.12.2024 No seminar 25.12.2024 No seminar
31.12.2024 No seminar 01.01.2025 No seminar
07.01.2025 08.01.2025
14.01.2025 15.01.2025
21.01.2025 22.01.2025
28.01.2025 29.01.2025

Seminar schedule for SS 2024

Organisation: C-SEB //
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:15
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
09.04.2024 Miguel Ballester (University of Oxford)
“The Rationalizability of Survey Responses”
10.04.2024 Ines Helm (LMU Munich)
“Firm Expansion in Imperfect Labor Markets”
16.04.2024 Ingar Haaland (Norwegian School of Economics (NHH))
“Conducting Qualitative Interviews with AI”
17.04.2024 Paula Gobbi (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
“Revolutionary Transition: Inheritance Change and Fertility Decline”
23.04.2024 Manuel Menkhoff (LMU Munich)
“The Devil Is in the Tail: Macroeconomic Tail Risk Expectations of Firms”
24.04.2024 Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol)
“State of the Art: Economic Development Through the Lens of Paintings”
30.04.2024 No seminar 01.05.2024 No seminar
07.05.2024 No seminar 08.05.2024 Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi University)
“How People Use Statistics”
14.05.2024 Peter Andre (Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE)
“Mental Models of the Stock Market”
15.05.2024 Miriam Wüst (University of Copenhagen)
“Universal Investments in Toddler Health. Learning from a Large Government Trial”
21.05.2024 No seminar 22.05.2024 No seminar
28.05.2024 Topi Miettinen (Hanken School of Economics / Helsinki GSE)
“The Welfare Consequences of Learning Where One Stands: A Comparison of Reference Groups in a Large Field Experiment”
29.05.2024 Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich)
“Proverbs and Cultural Change”
04.06.2024 Lisa Timm (University of Amsterdam)
“The Impact of Multinational Enterprises in Local Labor Markets: What Drives the Effect on Domestic Workers?”
05.06.2024 Xavier Jaravel (LSE London School of Economics and Political Science)
“Distributional Consumer Price Indices”
11.06.2024 Maria Waldinger (ifo Institute)
“The Long-Term Effects of Exposure to Air Pollution: Evidence from Socialist East Germany”
12.06.2024 Guillaume Haeringer (Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College)
“Incontestable Assignments”
18.06.2024 Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner (University of Surrey)
“The Spillover Effect of Criminal Neighbors: Evidence From Newly Formed Neighborhoods”
19.06.2024 Terry Moon (University of British Columbia)
“Corporate Tax Cuts and Worker Earnings: Evidence From Small Businesses”
25.06.2024 No seminar 26.06.2024 Charlotte Bartels (German Institute for Economic Research (DIW))
“Born in the Land of Milk and Honey: Hometown Growth and Individual Wealth”
02.07.2024 No seminar 03.07.2024 No seminar
09.07.2024 Max Thon (University of Cologne)
“How To Attract Talents? Field-Experimental Evidence on Emphasizing Flexibility and Pay in Job Advertisements”
10.07.2024 Stefano Caria (University of Warwick)
“Mental Models of Competition: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia”
16.07.2024 No seminar 17.07.2024 No seminar

Seminar schedule for WS 2023/24

Organisation: C-SEB //
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:15
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
04.10.2023 Special Date, 10:00 – 12:00:
Nicolas Werquin (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
“A Fair Day’s Pay for a Fair Day’s Work: Optimal Tax Design as Redistributional Arbitrage”
Felix Bierbrauer (University of Cologne)
“Is a Market-Based Approach to Climate Policy Desirable?”
10.10.2023 No seminar 11.10.2023 Nico Voigtländer (UCLA)
“Organizing a Kingdom”
17.10.2023 [canceled] Valentina Melentyeva (University of Cologne)
“Child Penalty Estimation and Mothers’ Age at First Birth”
18.10.2023 No seminar
24.10.2023 Jonathan Stäbler (University of Mannheim)
“Disclosure Policy in Contests with Sabotage and Group Size Uncertainty”
25.10.2023 Rafael Jiménez Durán (Bocconi University)
“Toxic Content and User Engagement on Social Media: Evidence from a Field Experiment”
31.10.2023 12:00 – 13:00: Sören Harrs (University of Cologne)
“Fairness and Support for Welfare Policies: Preferences and Beliefs”
14:00 – 15:00: Alex Chan (Harvard University)
“Discrimination Against Doctors: A Field Experiment”
01.11.2023 No seminar
07.11.2023 [canceled] Frauke Peter (DZHW)
“Early Child Care, Maternal Labor Supply, and Gender Equality: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
08.11.2023 Galina Zudenkova (TU Dortmund)
“Can Public Policy Increase Paternity Acknowledgement? Evidence From Earnings-Related Parental Leave”
14.11.2023 Valeria Burdea (LMU)
“Fact Polarization, Motivated Reasoning, and Source Credibility”
15.11.2023 Fabian Waldinger (LMU)
“Climbing the Ivory Tower: Socio-Economic-Background and the Creation of Knowledge”
21.11.2023 Peiran Jiao (Maastricht University)
“Motivated Reasoning in the Social Domain”
22.11.2023 Christina Felfe (University of Konstanz)
28.11.2023 No seminar 29.11.2023 Amanda Agan (Rutgers University)
“Removing the Mark: Labor Market Impacts of Criminal Record Remediation”
05.12.2023 Beatrice I. J. M. van der Heijden (Radboud University)
“How Supervisor’s Life-Span Related HRM Practices relate to Work-Related Flow and Employability: The Role of Leader-Member Exchange”
06.12.2023 Giovanni Mastroboni (University of Turin)
“Strategic Bureaucratic Opacity: Evidence from Death Investigation Laws and Police Killings”
12.12.2023 Luca Braghieri (Bocconi University)
“Biased Decoding and the Foundations of Communication”
13.12.2023 Sarah Eichmeyer (Bocconi University)
“The Slant of Online News”
19.12.2023 No seminar 20.12.2023 Leander Heldring (Northwestern University)
“Bureaucracy as a Tool for Politicians: Evidence From Germany”
26.12.2023 No seminar 27.12.2023 No seminar
02.01.2024 No seminar 03.01.2024 No seminar
09.01.2024 No seminar 10.01.2024 No seminar
16.01.2024 No seminar 17.01.2024 No seminar
23.01.2024 Ro’i Zultan (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
“Social Image, Observer Identity, and Crowding Up”
24.01.2024 Sonja Settele (University of Cologne)
30.01.2024 No seminar 31.01.2024 Johannes Wohlfart (University of Cologne)
“Unemployment Narratives”

Seminar schedule for SS 2023

Organisation: C-SEB //
Room 3.206 in the SSC building or online via Zoom
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
04.04.2023 No seminar 05.04.2023 No seminar
11.04.2023 No seminar 12.04.2023 No seminar
in person
Marc Fischer (University of Cologne)
“Perceived Inflation: Theory and Measurement”
19.04.2023 Gabriel Ahlfeldt (London School of Economics and Political Science)
“Optimal Minimum Wages in Spatial Economies”
in person
Ingar Haaland (Norwegian School of Economics (NHH))
“Misperceived Returns to Active Investing”
26.04.2023 No seminar
02.05.2023 No seminar 03.05.2023 Rudi Bachmann (University of Notre Dame)
“Pandemic Consumption”
09.05.2023 No seminar 10.05.2023 Anne Gielen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
“Multigenerational Impacts of a Natural Disaster”
in person
Robert Slonim (University of Technology Sydney)
“Lab Studies Examining Credit Card Payment Choice Architecture”
This seminar takes place in room 0.04 in the seminarbuilding 106.
17.05.2023 Niels Johannesen (University of Copenhagen)
„Contagion in the Supermarket: How Much did Transmission Between Consumers Contribute to the Covid-19 Pandemic?“
in person
Felix Chopra (University of Copenhagen)
“Media Persuasion and Consumption: Evidence From the Dave Ramsey Show”
24.05.2023 Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam)
“The only child”
30.05.2023 No seminar 31.05.2023 No seminar
06.06.2023 No seminar 07.06.2023 Sonia Bhalotra (University of Warwick)
“On Prescribing Antidepressants to Children”
in person
Simon Siegenthaler (University of Texas at Dallas)
“Eliciting Thresholds for Collective Behavior: The Case of Affirmative Action”
14.06.2023 Jonathan Schulz (George Mason University)
“Surname Diversity, Social Ties and Innovation”
in person
Eugen Dimant (University of Pensylvania)
“Hate Trumps Love: The Impact of Political Polarization on Social Preferences”
21.06.2023 Giulia Giupponi (Bocconi University)
“Forward-Looking Labor Supply Responses to Changes in Pension Wealth: Evidence from Germany”
27.06.2023 No seminar 28.06.2023 Jana Gallus (UCLA Anderson)
in person
Bernhard Schmidpeter (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
“Labor Market News and Expectations about Jobs and Earnings”
05.07.2023 Esther Arenas Arroyo (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
11.07.2023 No seminar 12.07.2023 No seminar

Seminar schedule for WS 2022/23

Organisation: C-SEB //
Online via Zoom or room 3.206 in the SSC building
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth
Room 3.206 in the SSC building
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
11.10.2022 No seminar 12.10.2022 Stefano Fiorin (Bocconi University)
“How Do Borrowers Respond to a Debt Moratorium? Experimental Evidence From Consumer Loans in India”
18.10.2022 Markus Weinmann (University of Cologne)
“Face Time: How Project Images Influence Crowdfunding Success”
19.10.2022 Carlo Schwarz (Bocconi University)
25.10.2022 Özgür Gürerk (University of Cologne)
“Conditional Commitments and Cooperation in Public Goods: Theory and Experimental Evidence”
26.10.2022 Lucio Baccaro (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)
“What Growth Strategies Do Citizens Want? Evidence From a New Survey”
01.11.2022 No seminar 02.11.2022 Elisa Facchetti (Queen Mary University)
“When Non-Native Speakers Compete for Top Schools: Displacement and Peer Effects in Primary Education”
08.11.2022 Nadia Campaniello (University of Turin
“Gender Gaps in Crime: The Role of Culture”
This seminar takes place in room 3.206 in the SSC building.
09.11.2022 No seminar
15.11.2022 Lukas Reinhardt (University of Cologne)
“Take Back Control: Identity and Resistance Against Choice Restrictions”
16.11.2022 No seminar
22.11.2022 Jantsje Mol (University of Amsterdam)
“Spoiling the party. Experimental evidence on the willingness to transmit inconvenient ethical information”
23.11.2022 Tim Moore (Purdue University)
“Importing the Opioid Crisis? The Relationship Between Trade and Fentanyl Smuggling”
This seminar is online via Zoom.
29.11.2022 Anastasia Danilov (Humboldt University of Berlin)
“Agile management and productivity: Evidence from a Large Chinese Enterprise”
This seminar takes place in room 3.206 in the SSC building.
30.11.2022 Thomas Graeber (Harvard Business School)
“Stories, Statistics, and Memory”
06.12.2022 Diya Abraham (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
“Motivational Effects of Feeling Trusted”
07.12.2022 Nina Roussille (MIT)
13.12.2022 No seminar 14.12.2022 Julia Cagé (Sciences Po Paris)
“Political Donations, Charitable Giving and Ideology”
20.12.2022 Virginia Minni (London School of Economics)
“Making the Invisible Hand Visible: Managers and the Allocation of Workers to Jobs”
21.12.2022 No seminar
27.12.2022 No seminar 28.12.2022 No seminar
03.01.2023 No seminar 04.01.2023 No seminar
10.01.2023 Detlef Fetchenhauer (University of Cologne)
“Trust in Competence Versus Trust in Morality”
11.01.2023 No seminar
17.01.2023 Sören Harrs (University of Cologne)
“Meritocratic Ideology and the Welfare State”
18.01.2023 Matthias Thoenig (University of Lausanne)
“The Gravity of Violence – A Quantitative Model of Trade and Conflict”
24.01.2023 No seminar 25.01.2023 Arianna Ornaghi (Hertie School)
“Media Consolidation”
31.01.2023 No seminar 01.02.2023 No seminar
07.02.2023 Special Date, 14:00 – 15:00:
Ernesto Reuben (NYU Abu Dhabi)
“Performance Feedback and Gender”
This seminar takes place in room 3.206 in the SSC building.

Seminar schedule for SS 22

Organisation: C-SEB //
Online via Zoom
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Christopher Roth
Online via Zoom or in room 3.206 in the SSC building
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
05.04.2022 Peter Andre (briq Institute on Behavior & Inequality)
“Shallow Meritocracy”
06.04.2022 Olivier Coibion (The University of Texas at Austin)
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
12.04.2022 Christina Langer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
“The Value of Skills: New Evidence From Apprenticeship Plans”
13.04.2022 No seminar
19.04.2022 No seminar 20.04.2022 No seminar
26.04.2022 Navid Sabet (Goethe University Frankfurt)
“Terrorism, Political Activation and Realignment: Evidence from Terror Attacks and Far-Right Voting in Germany”
27.04.2022 Uta Schönberg (University College London)
“The Effects of Business Taxation on Local Labor Markets, Firms and Workers”
03.05.2022 Maddalena Ronchi (Bocconi University)
“Early Exposure to Entrepreneurship and the Creation of Female Entrepreneurs”
04.05.2022 Elisa Macchi (MIT Economics)
“Worth Your Weight: Experimental Evidence on the Benefits of Obesity in Low-Income Countries”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
10.05.2022 Marco Islam (Lund University)
“Motivated Risk Assessments”
11.05.2022 Guo Xu (Berkeley Haas School of Business)
“Strengthening State Capacity: Postal Reform and Innovation During the Gilded Age”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
17.05.2022 Ariel Stern (Harvard Business School)
“Regulatory Incentives for Pharmaceutical Innovation: The U.S. FDA’s Breakthrough Therapy Designation”
18.05.2022 Ksenia Shakhgildyan (Bocconi University)
“Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Bidding and Collusion in Online Advertising”
24.05.2022 Tobias Wekhof (ETH Zürich)
“The Conditional Topic Allocation for Text Data”
25.05.2022 Jeanne Hagenbach (CNRS & Science Po Paris)
“Motivated vs. Skeptical Beliefs”
This seminar takes place in room 3.206 in the SSC building at 4 pm CET.
31.05.2022 No seminar 01.06.2022 Martin Nybom (Uppsala University)
“Like Mother, Like Child? The Rise of Women’s Intergenerational Income Persistence in Sweden and the United States”
This seminar takes place in room 3.206 in the SSC building.
07.06.2022 Kein Seminar 08.06.2022 Zoe Cullen (Harvard Business School)
“What’s My Employee Worth? The Effects of Salary Benchmarking”
This seminar takes place in room 3.206 in the SSC building.
14.06.2022 No seminar 15.06.2022 Andrea Prat (Columbia University)
21.06.2022 No seminar 22.06.2022 Andreas Steinhauer (University of Edinburgh)
“Do Family Policies Reduce Gender Inequality?”
28.06.2022 Max R. P. Grossmann (University of Cologne)
“Paternalism in Data Sharing”
29.06.2022 Jörg Spenkuch (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)
“Ideology and Performance in Public Organizations”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
05.07.2022 Paul Hufe (University of Bristol)
“Genetic Endowments, Educational Outcomes and the Mediating Influence of School Investments”
06.07.2022 Ludwig Straub (Harvard University)
“A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Deficits”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
12.07.2022 Nina Weber (King’s College London)
“Procedural Fairness and Externalities Under Uncertainty”
13.07.2022 No seminar

Seminar schedule for WS 2021/22

Organisation: C-SEB //
Online via Zoom
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Anna Bindler
Online via Zoom
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
12.10.2021 No seminar 13.10.2021 David Seim (Stockholm University)
“How Do Inheritances Shape Wealth Inequality? Theory and Evidence From Sweden”
19.10.2021 Lisa Spantig (RWTH Aachen)
“Flexible Microcredit: Effects on Loan Repayment and Social Pressure”
20.10.2021 Jordi Blanes i Vidal (London School of Economics)
“Monitoring Workers Through Their Peers”
26.10.2021 No seminar 27.10.2021 Ingela Alger (Toulouse School of Economics)
“Homo Moralis Goes to the Voting Booth: (i) Voter Participation and (ii) the Divided Majority Dilemma”
02.11.2021 Aleksandr Alekseev (University of Regensburg)
“The Economics of Babysitting a Robot”
03.11.2021 Leah Boustan (Princeton University)
“Political Speech About Immigration to the US Is More Positive but More Polarized Than Any Time in the Past 150 Years”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
09.11.2021 No seminar 10.11.2021 Andrea Weber (Central European University)
“What Can We Learn From Temporary Layoffs and Recall Hires About Firm and Worker Expectations?”
16.11.2021 Ingrid Hägele (University of California, Berkeley)
“Talent Hoarding in Organizations”
17.11.2021 Sandro Ambuehl (University of Zurich)
“Interpreting the Will of the People: A Positive Analysis of Ordinal Preference Aggregation” & “Politicians’ Social Welfare Criteria: An Experiment With German Legislators”
23.11.2021 No seminar 24.11.2021 Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)
“Structural Change in Labor Supply and Cross-Country Differences in Hours Worked”
30.11.2021 No seminar 01.12.2021 Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim)
“This Time It’s Different: The Role of Women’s Employment in a Pandemic Recession”
07.12.2021 No seminar 08.12.2021 Daniel Reck (London School of Economics)
“The Welfare Economics of Reference Dependence”
14.12.2021 Myra Mohnen (University of Ottawa)
“Train to Opportunity: The Effect of Infrastructure on Intergenerational Mobility”
15.12.2021 Tarek Hassan (Boston University)
“The Immigrant Next Door: Exposure, Prejudice, and Altruism”
21.12.2021 Marco Mariotti (Queen Mary University of London)
“A Model of Online Click Behaviour”
22.12.2021 No seminar
28.12.2021 No seminar 29.12.2021 No seminar
04.01.2022 No seminar 05.01.2022 No seminar
11.01.2022 Sonja Settele (University of Copenhagen)
“The Drivers of Socioeconomic Inequality in Life Expectancy – Evidence From the Context of Cancer”
12.01.2022 Abdoulaye Ndiaye (New York University)
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
18.01.2022 No seminar 19.01.2022 Chris Blattman (University of Chicago)
“How Organized Crime Is Organized: The Gangs of Medellín”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
25.01.2022 Keyu Wu (University of Zurich)
“Context-Dependent Perceptions and Decision Making”
26.01.2022 Clemens Kroneberg (University of Cologne)
“The Long Arm of the Country of Origin? Evaluating the Cultural Baggage Hypothesis on Inter-Ethnic Differences in Youth Violence”
01.02.2022 No seminar 02.02.2022 No seminar

Seminar schedule for SS 2021

Organisation: C-SEB //
Online via Zoom
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Anna Bindler
Online via Zoom
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
13.04.2021 Ashutosh Thakur (University of Cologne)
“Combining social choice and matching theory to study institutional stability”
14.04.2021 Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University)
“Accounting for Business Income in Measuring Top Income Shares: Integrated Accrual Approach Using Individual and Firm Data From Norway”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
20.04.202 Anna Bindler (University of Cologne)
“Discontinuities in the Age-Victimization Profile and the Determinants of Victimization”
21.04.2021 Joscha Legewie (Harvard University)
“The Enduring Impact of NYC’s Stop, Question & Frisk Program. Lessons From “Big Data””
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
27.04.2021 No seminar 28.04.2021 Tom Wilkening (University of Melbourne)
“Getting Dynamic Implementation to Work”
04.05.2021 No seminar 05.05.2021 Thiemo Fetzer (University of Warwick)
“How Big is the Media Multiplier? Evidence From Dyadic News Data”
11.05.2021 No seminar 12.05.2021 Maya Eden (Brandeis University)
“Price-Independent Anonymity Implies the Social Ranking of Income Distributions”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
18.05.2021 No seminar 19.05.2021 Arun Advani (University of Warwick)
“Race-Related Research in Economics and Other Social sciences”
25.05.2021 No seminar 26.05.2021 No seminar
01.06.2021 Julian Teichgräber (UZH University of Zurich)
“Inequality in Models With a Competition for Market Shares”
02.06.2021 Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton University)
“Mobility for All: Representative Intergenerational Mobility Estimates Over the 20th Century”

This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
08.06.2021 No seminar 09.06.2021 Jaime Arellano-Bover (Yale University)
“Differences in On-the-Job Learning Across Firms”
15.06.2021 No seminar 16.06.2021 Aline Bütikofer (Norwegian School of Economics (NHH))
“Building Bridges and Widening Gaps”
22.06.2021 No seminar 23.06.2021 Catherine Thomas (London School of Economicsand Political Science (LSE))
“Who Benefits From Online Gig Economy Platforms?”
29.06.2021 Johannes Wohlfart (University of Copenhagen)
“Beliefs About the Stock Market and Investment Choices: Evidence From a Field Experiment”
30.06.2021 Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University)
“Public Subsidies, Political Discretion, and Policy Effectiveness”
06.07.2021 Yiqiu Chen (University of Cologne)
“Optimal Sequential Implementation”
07.07.2021 Joris Lammers (University of Cologne)
“Misjudgments of Nonlinear Past and Future Growth for Perceptions of Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic — Their Consequences and the Benefits of their Correction”
13.07.2021 No seminar 14.07.2021 Abi Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford)
“The Gender Wage Gap in an Online Labour Market: The Cost of Interruptions”
20.07.2021 Markus Möller (University of Cologne)
“Regret-Free Truthtelling in School Choice With Consent”
21.07.2021 No seminar

Seminar schedule for WS 2020/21

Organisation: C-SEB //
Online via Zoom
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Anna Bindler
Online via Zoom
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
03.11.2020 Max R.P. Grossmann (University of Cologne)
“z-Tree Unleashed: A Novel Client-Integrating Architecture for Conducting z-Tree Experiments over the Internet”
If you are interested in the presentation slides, please email Max Grossmann.
04.11.2020 Lukas Kiessling (Max Planck Institute Bonn)
“Parental Paternalism”
10.11.2020 Gönül Doğan (University of Cologne)
“Pyramid Schemes”
11.11.2020 Ingo Isphording (IZA Institute of Labor Economics)
“The Value of a Peer”
17.11.2020 Yingshuai Zhao (University of Cologne)
“The Value of Response Time Information in Supply Chain Bargaining”
18.11.2020 Olga Kuzmina (New Economic School Moscow)
“Gender Diversity and Firm Performance: Evidence from Quota-Implied Discontinuities”
24.11.2020 Maivand Sarin (University of Cologne)
“In Your Name! The Effect of Intermediaries on Discrimination”
25.11.2020 Albrecht Ritschl (London School of Economics)
“Hitler’s Mefo Bills, 1933-1939 – A Case for MMT?”
01.12.2020 Lukas Reinhardt (University of Cologne)
“Loss of Control and Choice Restriction”
02.12.2020 Matthew Harding (University of California-Irvine)
“Managers vs Algorithms: Can Algorithms Replicate Human Intuition?”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
08.12.2020 Johannes Reich (SAP)
“Money as a Social Coordination Mechanism to Fairly Express our Free Material Preferences”
09.12.2020 Andreas Irmen (University of Luxembourg)
“Automation, Growth, and Factor Shares in the Era of Population Aging”
15.12.2020 Marvin Deversi (University of Cologne)
“Cooperation in a Company: A Large-Scale Experiment”
16.12.2020 Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin)
“Migrants at Sea: Unintended Consequences of Search and Rescue Operations”
22.12.2020 No seminar 23.12.2020 No seminar
29.12.2020 No seminar 30.12.2020 No seminar
05.01.2021 No seminar 06.01.2021 No seminar
12.01.2021 Marius Vogel (University of Cologne)
“Fair Compensations for Heterogeneous Labor Inputs”
13.01.2021 Dorothea Kübler (WZB and Technical University of Berlin)
“How to Avoid Black Markets for Appointments with Online Booking Systems”
19.01.2021 Maoliang Ye (Southern University of Science and Technology)
“Building Cooperation Through Gradualism in Finitely Repeated Investment Games”
20.01.2021 Christina Gathmann (Heidelberg University)
“College Openings and Local Economic Development”
26.01.2021 Max R.P. Grossmann (University of Cologne)
“AnonPay: Enhancing Participant Privacy in Online Experiments”
If you are interested in the presentation slides and further information, please visit this website.
27.01.2021 Christine Binzel (University of Erlangen–Nuremberg)
“Vernacularization and Linguistic Democratization”
02.02.2021 Robert Stüber (WZB Berlin)
“Why High Incentives Cause Repugnance”
03.02.2021 Georg Weizsäcker (Humboldt University of Berlin)
“Biased Wage Expectations and Female Labor Supply”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.
09.02.2021 No seminar 10.02.2021 Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University (SOFI) and Nottingham University)
“Sexual Harassment and Gender Inequality in the Labor Market”
16.03.2021 No seminar 17.03.2021 Stefania Albanesi (University of Pittsburgh)
“Predicting Consumer Default”
This seminar takes place at 4 pm CET.

Seminar schedule for SS 2020

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, C-SEB did not organize on-site seminars in the summer semester 2020. The ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar on Tuesday could be accessed in digital form (via Zoom). The ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was cancelled for the summer semester.

Organisation: C-SEB //
Online via Zoom
Organisation: ECONtribute // Prof. Dr. Anna Bindler
Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
ECONtribute and C-SEB Design & Behavior Seminar
19.05.2020 Jakob Alfitian (University of Cologne)
“The Hidden Costs of Dismissals: Empirical Evidence on the Effect of Termination Notices on Employee Attendance”

Seminar schedule for WS 2019/20

Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics
Tuesday 13:30 – 14:45
ECONtribute and C-SEB Seminar
08.10.2019 Sebastian Mertesacker (University of Cologne)
“Incorporating Engineering Fuel Requierements into Econometric Analyses of Households’ Fuel Demands”
08.10.2019 Brice Corgnet (Emlyon Business School)
“Working Too Much for Too Little: Stochastic Rewards Cause Work Addiction”
15.10.2019 Konrad Burchardi (Stockholm University)
“Credit Constraints and Capital Allocation: Theory and Evidence from Uganda Agriculture”
15.10.2019 Philipp Eisenhauer (University of Bonn)
“The Option Value of Human Capital Investment”
22.10.2019 No seminar 22.10.2019 No seminar
29.10.2019 Felix Kölle (University of Cologne)
“Governance and Group Conflict”
29.10.2019 Daphné Skandalis (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
“Unemployment Insurance and Job Search”
05.11.2019 Oliver Gürtler (University of Cologne)
“A New Framework for Studying Contests with an Application to Diversity in Organizations”
05.11.2019 Lorenz Götte (University of Bonn)
“The Habit-Forming Effects of Feedback: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment”
12.11.2019 Felix Chopra (University of Bonn)
“Do People Value More Informative News?”
12.11.2019 Ingvild Almas (Stockholm University)
“Fairness Across the World: Preferences and Beliefs”
19.11.2019 Helena Fornwagner (University of Innsbruck)
“Saving the Planet, One Tree at a Time”
In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute
19.11.2019 Sule Alan (European University Institute)
“Mitigating the Social Exclusion of Refugee Children: An Intervention on Perspective Taking”
26.11.2019 Lena Detlefsen (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
“Redistribution in Ethnically Diverse Germany”
26.11.2019 Andreas Grunewald (Goethe University Frankfurt)
“Auto Dealer Loan Intermediation: Consumer Behavior and Competitive Effects”
03.12.2019 Mareike Peters-Olbrich (University of Cologne)
“The Effect of Enforcement on Auditor Conservatism”
03.12.2019 Christine Laudenbach (Goethe University Frankfurt)
“Personal Communication in a Digital World – Evidence from Loan Repayments”
10.12.2019 Razi Farukh (University of Cologne)
“Inefficiency and Regulation in Credence Goods Markets with Altruistic Experts”
10.12.2019 Michael Zierhut (HU Berlin)
“Dynamic Inconsistency and Inefficiency of Equilibrium under Knightian Uncertainty”
17.12.2019 Michel Serafinelli (University of Essex)
“Foreign Direct Investment and Knowledge Diffusion in Poor Locations”
In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute
17.12.2019 Thomas Crossley (European University Institute)
“House Price Shocks and Borrowing to Invest”
24.12.2019 No seminar 24.12.2019 No seminar
31.12.2019 No seminar 31.12.2019 No seminar
07.01.2020 No seminar 07.01.2020 Anna Gumpert (LMU Munich)
“Firm Organization with Multiple Establishments”
14.01.2020 Marius Gramb (University of Cologne)
“Anonymous or Personal: A Simple Model of Repeated Personalized Advice”
14.01.2020 Claudia Steinwender (MIT Sloan School of Management)
“All Aboard: The Aggregate Effects of Port Development”
21.01.2020 Felix Holzmeister (University of Innsbruck)
“Delegated Decision-Making in Finance”
21.01.2020 Daniel Metzger (Rotterdam School of Management)
“The Impact of Financial Education of Managers on Medium and Large Enterprises – A Randomized Controlled Trial in Mozambique”
28.01.2020 Matthias Rodemeier (University of Münster)
“The Welfare Effects of Persuasion and Taxation – Theory and Evidence from the Field”
28.01.2020 Cristina Belles-Obrero (University of Mannheim)
“Who Benefits from General Knowledge?”

Seminar schedule for SS 2019

Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00
Seminar in Applied Microeconomics
Tuesday 13:30 – 14:45
C-SEB Research Seminar
02.04.2019 Frederik Schwerter (University of Cologne)
“Memory and Representativeness”
02.04.2019 Helena Fornwagner (University of Innsbruck)
“Credence Goods Markets”
09.04.2019 Christoph Wigger (University of Cologne)
“Spillover Effects of High-Skilled Immigration on Native Innovation”
09.04.2019 Michael Kirchler (University Innsbruck)
“Cognitive Skills and Economic Preferences in the Fund Industry”
11.04.2019 Special date, 13:00-14:00 Uhr:
Johann Graf Lambsdorff (University of Passau)
“Money Illusion”
11.04.2019 No seminar
16.04.2019 Maria Cotofan (Erasmus School of Economics Rotterdam)
“Repeated Praise: Evidence from a Field Experiment”
16.04.2019 Sarah Auster (Universita’ Bocconi)
“Robust Bidding and Revenue in Descending Price Auctions”
18.04.2019 Special date, 13:00-14:00 Uhr:
Nils Köbis (University of Amsterdam)
“Psychology of Corruption”
18.04.2019 No seminar
23.04.2019 No seminar 23.04.2019 Simeon Schudy (LMU Munich)
“Campaign Promises with (Un)Observable Policy Actions”
30.04.2019 Milena Djourelova (University Pompeu Fabra)
“Media, Immigration and the Power of Words”
30.04.2019 Jesper Rüdiger (University of Madrid)
“Who Acquires Information in Dealer Markets?”
07.05.2019 Lea Heursen (Humboldt University Berlin)
“Are Women Less Effective Leaders Than Men? Evidence from Experiments Using Coordination Games”
07.05.2019 Frank Moers (Maastricht University)
“Promotions as Implicit Incentives for the Acquisition of Task-Specific Human Capital”
14.05.2019 Andras Molnar (Carnegie Mellon University)
“The Demand for, and Avoidance of, Information”
14.05.2019 Stefan Trautmann (Heidelberg University)
“Implementing (Un)Fair Procedures? Favoritism and Process Fairness When Inequality Is Inevitable”
21.05.2019 No seminar 21.05.2019 Sven Seuken (University of Zurich)
“Machine Learning-powered Iterative Combinatorial Auctions”
28.05.2019 Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt)
“A Pay Change and its Long-Term Consequences”
In cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute
28.05.2019 Jeff Ely (Northwestern University)
“Feedback Design in Contests”
04.06.2019 Jan Hausfeld (University of Konstanz)
“Eyes on the Prize: An (Interactive) Eye-Tracking Study of Motives in Economic Interactions”
04.06.2019 No seminar
11.06.2019 No seminar 11.06.2019 No seminar
18.06.2019 Special date, HS I (WiSo Building), 10:00-11:30:
Max H. Bazerman (Harvard Business School)
“Toward Prescriptive Ethics: An Ethical Field with a Focus on Improving Our Ethical Behavior”
18.06.2019 No seminar
18.06.2019 Mats Köster (DICE Universität Düsseldorf)
“It Is All About Skewness: Salience Effects in Risky Choice”
18.06.2019 Annie Liang (University of Pennsylvania)
“Dynamically Aggregating Diverse Sources”
25.06.2019 Jan Recker (University of Cologne)
“Process Theorizing with Digital Trace Data: Involving Artifacts, Involving Context”
25.06.2019 Florian Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
“Associative Memory and Overreaction in Expectations”
02.07.2019 Jakob Alfitian (University of Cologne)
“Reducing Absenteeism in the Workplace: A Firm Level Field Experiment”
02.07.2019 Anja Schöttner (Humboldt University Berlin)
“Non-Competitive Wage-Setting as a Cause of Unfriendly and Inefficient Leadership”
09.07.2019 Loukas Balafoutas (Universität Innsbruck)
“Religious Messages and Economic Behavior in Islam”
09.07.2019 Benjamin Friedrich (Northwestern University)
“Adaptation to Shocks and the Role of Capital Structure: Danish Exporters During the Cartoon Crisis”
03.09.2019 No seminar 03.09.2019 Special date
Erik Lindqvist (Stockholm University)
“Long-run Effects of Lottery Wealth on Psychological Well-being”

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