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I am a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and affiliated with the Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB) at the University of Cologne. My research interests are behavioral and experimental economics as well as health and development economics, with a focus on field or lab-in-the-field experiments.

Most of my work has considered decision making, in particular decision under risk and uncertainty.

I am an Associate Editor (Health Section) of the newly founded journal Frontiers in Behavioral Economics.

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Interests
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Statistics & Econometrics
Education
  • PhD in (Behavioral Development) Economics, 2017

    University of Goettingen

  • MSc in Mathematics in Business and Economics, 2014

    University of Mannheim

  • BSc in Mathematics in Business and Economics, 2011

    University of Mannheim

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

(2021). Discrimination, narratives and family history: An experiment with Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children. Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming).

PDF DOI: 10.1162/rest_a_01090

Revise/Reject and Resubmits

(2021). Higher Order Risk Preferences: Novel Method, New Measures, Determinants and Field Behavior. Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2020/22. Revision requested by the American Economic Review.

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(2021). Income Risk, Precautionary Saving, and Loss Aversion – An Empirical Test. Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2021/6. Reject and resubmit at Management Science.

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Working Paper

(2022). Motivated Reasoning, Information Avoidance, and Default Bias. Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2022/3.

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(2021). Addressing Validity and Generalizability Concerns in Field Experiments. Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2020/16.

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(2021). Measuring Utility – An Application to Higher Order Risk.

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(2021). Rerandomization to Improve Covariate Balance by Minimizing the MSE of a Treatment Effect Estimator. Older version (A New Approach to Treatment Assignment for One and Multiple Treatment Groups), was published in 2017 as: Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 228, http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161931.

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