The new study by Marta Serra-Garcia and Nora Szech shows that a great many people prefer to look the other way when it comes to a donation situation. However, as little as 10 cents reward can persuade half of these people to look into the donation opportunity after all - and possibly donate if necessary! The study is published as a featured paper in the top journal Management Science and presented on the Management Science Review Blog.To the study
The recently published research paper by Nora Szech, Leonie Kühl and David Huber investigates the question of appropriate remuneration of work. "Our study shows that the respective incentive system, work experience, and especially gender have an influence on what wages managers set for their employees" explains Nora Szech.
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In case of equal suitability, some candidates are preferred. This is often the case, for example, with disabled applicants. In sports, too, there are sometimes rules in favor of teams or candidates who may have had a more difficult time. For example, an away goal may be worth more than a goal scored at home. Or the lighter athlete wins in the event of a stalemate in weightlifting. What do such rules do for competition? Nora Szech shows in model-theoretical analyses that especially somewhat weaker candidates are spurred on by this. The whole competition can become more motivated and committed. The study was awarded the Reinhard Selten Award in 2011. Now empirical studies by Nora Szech with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Roman Sheremeta prove this motivating effect.To the study
Hannes Rau and Nora Szech document very worrisome and pressing data on consumption of products made by modern slaves compared to what consumers believe they consume. Please find the talk here and the corresponding slides here.To the talk
Nora Szech is interviewed in the TV show alpha Demokratie. She talks about child labor and what politics could do. Another topic is why consumers often chose products made by children even if they are against child labor.You can find the video in the ARD Mediathek
Information nudges are designed to guide behavior in a particular direction without coercion. One example is the Nutri-Score, which suggests healthy eating. The team of authors around Nora Szech investigates how information nudges and self control work together. The research paper is accepted to be published in the top journal Management Science.
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In this TV show, Nora Szech talks about management, diversity, and ethical consumption.To the show
In Frontiers in Psychology, Steffen Huck, Agne Kajackaite and Nora Szech host a special issue on Honesty and Moral Behavior in Economic Games.To the Special Issue
The top journal The Review of Economic Studies publishes Nora Szech's study on the diffusion of morality in groups and voting as a featured paper.
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Marta Serra-Garcia and Nora Szech document that financial incentives can increase Corona vaccination and testing. An easy access helps, too. With these measures also educationally disadvantaged people are reached who are more likely affected by Corona.
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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. The topic is also pressing for willingess to test among travelers.To the study
In the following articles, Nora Szech discusses the roles of norms and habits in times of Corona, such as wearing masks.To the article (SZ)
Nora Szech talks with Angela De Giacomo about the impact of the Corona crisis.To the podcast
The Chair of Political Economy co-hosted a symposium on June 3, 2022 as part of the BMBF-funded interdisciplinary research project Coping with Certainty where we had the opportunity to discuss „normative challenges of AI generated prediction“ with colleagues from the Legal and Ethical sciences.For more information
Nora Szech talks with Nobelist Paul Romer about the crisis, second waves, and how to get through them.
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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.More about the study
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.To the podcast
In their study published in PLOS ONE, Jannis Engel and Nora Szech explore cheap excuses when shopping for fast fashion.To the study
On n-tv, Nora Szech gives an interview on moral ignorance.
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With these photos, the magazine Capital presents the elite under 40, featuring representatives of industry and science. One of them is Nora Szech.To the feature
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.To the interview
Thank you so much, dear students! We are very happy about the teaching prize!
Our interdisciplinary graduate school KD2 School, centering around the KD2Lab, has started. Both projects are funded by the German Science Foundation. Our research focus is on adaptive systems, AI, and morals.Link to the KD2 School
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 events were in October 2019 with Uri Gneezy (UCSD) as keynote speaker and in Paris in June 2022 with Keynote speaker Dirk Bergemannn (Yale University). The ZEW will host the 2023 workshop in Mannheim on 5-6 June 2023. The program will be available by the end of May.Learn more
The HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics is jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim and takes place twice a year. The last one was in October 2022 at KIT in Karlsruhe. The next is planned for April 2023.
The HeiKaMaxY Workshop for Young Researchers is a periodic workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments for young researchers, jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. Hannes Rau will be pleased to give you more information.Learn more
Talks by excellent researchers in the fields of market design. 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.To the seminar
The regularly held workshop features excellent researchers in the field of Economics and Finance. This semester, many session are taking place online via Zoom. More information on the link below.To the workshop
On Wednesdays at 11:30 our Brown Bag Seminar takes place. Everybody is very welcome to participate!Learn more!