International Economics Department Research Projects

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Research Project

"Behavioral Biases, Financial Literacy and Borrowing Decisions" - Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms SFB/TRR190

Competence in financial decision making is becoming increasingly important. However, most individuals make suboptimal financial decisions. Project A03 examines the hypothesis that these poor decisions may be (partially) caused by behavioral distortions and we explore how these interact with a person’s level of financial literacy. In particular, the project will test the impact of (i) biased...

Current Project| International Economics
Research Project

Examining individualized feedback on financial behavior of small entrepreneurs in Uganda

Small entrepreneurs in developing countries have considerable shortcomings in their financial behavior which hinder their advancement. Thus interventions have been conducted in order to improve financial education and, in the end, financial behavior. The average effect of such interventions is small. However, there are underresearched starting points for improving effectiveness, such as the...

Current Project| International Economics
Research Project

New examinations about the impact of foreign exchange interventions

Research about foreign exchange interventions has received renewed attention during the last years. This becomes most visible in various recent studies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which assess foreign exchange interventions quite favorably.While the interest in the subject has increased, available data are still insufficient. Empirical studies in this field are basically a collection...

Current Project| International Economics
Research Project

Financial Education: Measures, Experiences, Evaluation and Outlook

Completed Project| International Economics
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