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Chair of Political Economy

Visitors and delivery address:

Fritz-Erler-Str. 1 - 3
Building 01.85, R 417 - 421
D-76133 Karlsruhe


Postal address:

Kaiserstr. 12
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Nora Szech

Sibille Hackel
Email: polit@econ.kit.edu


Building 01.85, Room 419
Tue, Wed, Thur
from 10:00 to 12:00
Tel.: +49  721 608 - 43809


Prof. Dr. Nora Szech

Chair of Political Economy
Group: Institute of Economics (ECON)
Phone: +49 721 608-43809
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Welcome to the Chair of Political Economy (ECON)


Open Position (Postdoc or PhD student)

We are seeking to fill a Postdoc or PhD position within our team. Please apply by email to polit@econ.kit.edu until March 15, 2020. Here you can find more information.

Rationality and Behavioral Economy - homo oeconomicus on Trial

Behavioral economists such as Dorothea Kübler, Axel Ockenfels, Nora Szech and Florian Zimmermann present at this lecture series in Mannheim. External guests are welcome!

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.

n-tv Podcast

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




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 workshop took place on October 14/15 in 2019 with Uri Gneezy (UCSD) as keynote speaker.


The next workshop will take place on June 15/16 in 2020. Keynote speaker is Dirk Bergemannn (Yale University).

HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers

The HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers Workshop, a workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments for young researchers, is jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. Interested PhD students, post docs and assistant professors are invited to participate. The last workshop took place on January 24, 2020 in Karlsruhe.

For more information, please contact Julia Schreier or David Huber.

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.


Each semester, the HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics takes place, jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. The last workshop was on November 29 in Mannheim.

If you want to participate and do not yet receive an invitation, please contact Petra Nieken, Philipp Reiss, Clemens Puppe or Nora Szech.


Brown Bag Seminar

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

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.