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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

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. The following schedule is planned:

09:00 to 10:30 h: Designing Information Provision Experiments
10:45 to 12:15 h: Measuring Mental Models of the Economy
13:15 to 14:45 h: Survey Experiments in Political Economy
15:00 to 16:30 h: Misinformation in the Labor Market
17:00 to 18:30 h: Office hours

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”.

If you want to register for the masterclass, please send an email to dcentemero@diw.de!