Renke Schmacker

Ph.D. Student in the

Public Economics Department

Research topics und Working areas

    Renke Schmacker is currently a Ph.D. student at the DIW Berlin Graduate Center. He studied Economics, Business Psychology and Political Science in Berlin, Copenhagen and Lüneburg. In 2015 he obtained his Master's degree in Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During his studies he worked as a student research assistant in the Market Behavior unit at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and interned inter alia at the European Parliament. In his Master thesis he conducted a laboratory experiment that aimed to explore determinants and consequences of welfare stigma. His research interests center around Public and Behavioral Economics.

    Publications

    Journal of Public Economics

    Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

    2018 | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König and Renke Schmacker
    DIW Wochenbericht 26 / 2019

    Die Angst vor Stigmatisierung hindert Menschen daran, Transferleistungen in Anspruch zu nehmen

    2019| Jana Friedrichsen, Renke Schmacker
    DIW Weekly Report 26/27 / 2019

    Fear of Stigmatization Prevents Individuals from Claiming Benefits

    2019| Jana Friedrichsen, Renke Schmacker
    Diskussionspapiere 1752 / 2018

    Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

    2018| Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
    DIW Roundup 103 / 2016

    Eine Softdrinksteuer zur fiskalischen Konsumsteuerung

    2016| Renke Schmacker
    Monographien

    Earn More Tomorrow: Overconfident Income Expectations and Consumer Indebtedness

    Munich, Germany: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2019, 94 S.
    (Discussion paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 152)
    | Antonia Grohmann, Lukas Menkhoff, Christoph Merkle, Renke Schmacker
    Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

    In: Journal of Public Economics 168 (2018), S. 174-192 | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
    Monographien

    Welfare Stigma in the Lab: Evidence of Social Signaling

    Berlin: cesifo, 2016, 28 S.
    (Cesifo Working Papers ; 6519)
    | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
    Monographien

    Welfare Stigma in the Lab: Evidence of Social Signaling

    Berlin: WZB, 2016, 28 S.
    (Discussion Paper / Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung ; SP II 2016–208)
    | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker

    Lectures

    Vortrag

    Kann eine Softdrinksteuer die Bevölkerung gesünder machen?

    Berlin, 15.06.2019, Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, DIW Berlin| Renke Schmacker
    Vortrag

    Can Sin Taxes Help Consumers with Low Self-Control? Evidence from Danish Soft Drink Tax Reforms

    Berlin, 23.05.2018, Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen, DIW Berlin| Renke Schmacker, Sinne Smed
    Vortrag

    Can Sin Taxes Help Consumers with Low Self-Control? Evidence from Danish Soft Drink Tax Reforms

    Toulouse, Frankreich, 07.06.2018 - 08.06.2018, Food and Health Economics Workshop, Toulouse School of Economics| Renke Schmacker, Sinne Smed
    Vortrag

    Can Sin Taxes Help Consumers with Low Self-Control? Evidence from Danish Soft Drink Tax Reforms

    Potsdam, 18.06.2018 - 20.06.2018, DIW Berlin Graduate Center 2018 Summer Workshop| Renke Schmacker, Sinne Smed
    Vortrag

    Can Sin Taxes Help Consumers with Low Self-Control? Evidence from Danish Soft Drink Tax Reforms

    Berlin, 02.11.2017 - 03.11.2017, Workshop on Behavioral Welfare Economics| Renke Schmacker

    Research projects

    Research project

    Global Food Markets: Global Food Security - Challenge for Production and Consumption

    Current Project| Competition and Consumers
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