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22. Februar 2023

Graduate Center Masterclasses

Subjective Beliefs in Political Economy, Labor and Macro


22. Februar 2023


Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin


Christopher Roth

About the content

Expectations about the future play a central role in any model of decision-making under uncertainty, and are of particular importance in macroeconomis, labor economics and political economy. This planned GC Masterclass has the goal to equip its participants with an overview of state-of-the-art methods to measure beliefs and expectations, design information interventions and design outcomes to minimize the relevance of anchoring and demand effects. A tentative curriculum could look as follows:

- Measuring Beliefs and Designing Information Provision Experiments
- Measuring Information Acquisition
- Subjective Beliefs in Political Economy
- Subjective Beliefs in Labour Economics
- Subjective Beliefs in Macroeconomics
- Measuring Mental Models of the Economy

About the instructor:

Christopher Roth, PhD, is Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Cologne and Member of the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence: “Markets & Public Policy.” In addition, Christopher is affiliate of CESifo, briq and CEPR. His research fields are psychology and economics, political economy, and macro expectations. Christopher obtained his PhD in economics at the University of Oxford in 2018. In his young career, he published in journals such as American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics and American Political Science Review. Moreover, his pipeline of research is filled with promising projects, all of which have the potential to be published in top outlets. In 2018, Christopher Roth and his co-author received the Reinhard-Selten-Award, which is a yearly award honoring the best young researchers from the German speaking region. It’s awarded by the “Verein für Socialpolitk”. Christopher and his co-authors shaped the literature on belief formation and information provision, which is reflected in their article “Designing Information Provision Experiments” (forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Literature).

For additional information about Christopher, please visit his webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/chrisrotheconomics/home

To join the masterclass please register with Daniela Centemero (dcentemero@diw.de)