Chair of Political Economy|
Group: Institute of Economics (ECON)
Phone: +49 721 608-43809
nora szech∂kit edu
Welcome to the Chair of Political Economy (ECON)
The HeiKaMaX is a Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments in Economics joint with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. The 11th workshop in this tradition takes place on March 31, 2017 in Karlsruhe. If you are interested, please contact Petra Nieken, Philipp Reiss, Clemens Puppe or Nora Szech.
Marc Beise is the head of the economics section of the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. For 2017, his recommendation is to pay specific attention to our research. To the video.
We are very happy about the teaching award for our seminar!
Thank you so much, dear students!!!
The largest regional newspaper in Austria, "Die kleine Zeitung," features in its book review of 2016 articles about Henri Lévy, Christine Nöstlinger, Hans-Werner Sinn, Nora Szech and others.
At the beginning of 2017, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung focuses on the decision-making in markets. In her article, Nora Szech describes the influences of market design on moral decision making. Besides institutional design, personal facets, political orientation and gender play important roles.
… titels the magazine RATIO, featuring articles by/about Richard David Precht, Bernhard Schlink, Nora Szech, and others.
To the magazine
... titels the German magazine Myself. Hopefully, there is room for all genders :)
Check out the article here.
This workshop for young researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and JProfs) is jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. On 25 November 2016, the HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments took place at the KD2 Lab in Karlsruhe. If you want to take part in upcoming workshops on the topic, please contact our PhD student Leonie Fütterer.
What kind of effects do we see from the rule "priority in case of equal qualification"? Stronger as well as weaker candidates may become more motivated. Diversity and performance incentives then do not exclude each other, but become rather aligned.
To the study. (and)
Check out our latest research on information release in auctions. We compare incentives from welfare and profit perspectives, and investigate the role of the number of bidders.
Detailed information on incentive structures can make agents perform worse. With coarse information structures, better performance results become possible, and agents can avoid feeling stressed. Check out our recent empirical findings from an economic experiment.
In many contexts, for example in committees, diffusion of moral responsibility and sharing of guilt play crucial roles. This influences the design of institutions in order to prevent erosion of moral responsibility.
Have a look at our institution-design-study and our experimental study!
Nora Szech is a KIT expert with a focus on markets and market design and on how institutions shape our moral values.
On Wednesdays at 11:30 am. our Doctoral Research Seminar takes place. Everybody is very welcome.
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.