Prof. Dr. Nora Szech

Welcome to the Chair of Political Economy (ECON)

A depression worse than 1929?

Nora Szech talks with Nobelist Paul Romer about the crisis, second waves, and how to get through them.

Test the World

We need an early warning system such that we can live safely and the economies can open up again. The initiative was founded by Dan Ariely, Ernst Fehr, Oliver Hart, Ulrike Malmendier, Nora Szech and others.

Virtual Seminar on Market Design

Talks by Aislinn Bohren, Scott Kominers, Benny Moldovanu... Jointly with colleagues from the universities of Bonn, Cologne, Sorbonne-Assas and ZEW, Nora Szech organizes the Virtual Market-Desgin Seminar. If you want to participate, please register here.

Demand for Antibody Testing?

Testing for antibodies is important during this pandemic. In a representative study, Marta Serra Garcia and Nora Szech find that 4 in 5 people demand a test if it is for free. Yet demand drops sharply in price.

Markets, Moral, and Corona

Nora Szech talks with Angela De Giacomo about the impact of the Corona crisis. To the podcast.

Corona, Habits and Norms

In the following articles, Nora Szech discusses the roles of norms and habits in times of Corona, such as wearing masks.

Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)


Spektrum der Wissenschaft


Mice or Money?

No matter if we talk about ethical consumption or the boards of companies: Responsibility is easily diluted. In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Nora Szech reports about her latest research findings.

Is "a little good" good enough?

In their study published in PLOS ONE, Jannis Engel and Nora Szech explore cheap excuses when shopping for fast fashion.

Daily news




n-tv Podcast

On n-tv, Nora Szech gives an interview on moral ignorance.




Money or Life?

Make profit or kill a mouse, or better do without the money and save the mouse? Individually, the majority decides in favor of the mouse’s life. But it is completely different in group decisions, where moral responsibility is shared and diffused. Nora Szech’s behavioral study is published in the top journal Review of Economic Studies.

Workshop on Market Design

This workshop is a joint endeavor by the KIT, the Université Sorbonne-Assas (Paris II) and the ZEW. It brings together researchers on market design both from theory and from the experimental-empirical side as well as decision-makers from the industries. One of the organizers is Nora Szech. The last event was in October 2019 with Uri Gneezy (UCSD) as keynote speaker.


The next workshop will take place on June 7/8 in 2021. Keynote speaker is Dirk Bergemannn (Yale University).

Top Talents in Finance

With these photos, the magazine Capital presents the the junior elite of finance,  featuring representatives of industry and science. One of them is Nora Szech.

Three Questions with Nora Szech

The HCEO network at the University of Chicago connects cross-disciplinary experts to advance innovative thinking and approaches to fight inequality. In its format "3 Questions," it presents network member Nora Szech To the Interview.

Teaching Prize

Thank you so much, dear students! We are very happy about the teaching prize!

Jannis Engel and Nora Szech

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Plan W Congress

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Frank Thelen, Urmi RichardsonNora Szech and Sahra Wagenknecht were just a few of the speakers at the Congress of Süddeutsche Zeitung in Berlin. The following pictures summarize the topics of the congress and also refer directly to our research. 

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Gut to Head

In this podcast of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Gerd Gigerenzer, Malcolm Gladwell, Julia Rothhaas, and Nora Szech talk about the relationship of economy and gut feeling. Susanne Klingner is doing the interviews.

Deutschlandfunk (Radio Interview)

Marietta Schwarz talks with Nora Szech about current topics from behavioral economics, about morals in economic institutions, and the roots of game theory. There is also some music, ranging from The Cure to Oasis to Anohni to Taylor Swift. To the podcast.

Morals in Juries and Committees

Max Hägler from Süddeutsche Zeitung interviews Nora Szech on the diffusion of responsibility in economic institutions. To the video.

KIT Experts

Nora Szech is a KIT expert with a focus on markets and market design and on how institutions shape our moral values.

HeiKaMaX Workshop

Each semester, the HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics takes place, jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. If you want to participate and do not yet receive an invitation, please contact Petra Nieken, Philipp Reiss, Clemens Puppe or Nora Szech.


HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers

The HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers Workshop is a periodic workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments for young researchers, jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. Julia Schreier or David Huber will be pleased to give you more information.

Brown Bag Seminar

On Wednesdays at 11:30 am our Brown Bag Seminar takes place. Everybody is very welcome to participate!

Research Seminar

On Thursdays at 11:45 am our research Seminar Workshop on Economics and Finance takes place. Everybody is welcome to join in!
If you want to get in touch with the speaker, feel free to take part in the lunch afterwards.