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SOEPpapers 1026 / 2019

Willingness to Take Risk: The Role of Risk Conception and Optimism

We show that the disposition to focus on favorable or unfavorable outcomes of risky situations affects willingness to take risk as measured by the general risk question. We demonstrate that this disposition, which we call risk conception, is strongly

2019| Thomas Dohmen, Simone Quercia, Jana Willrodt
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2 / 2018

Nudging und soziales Engagement: wie kann Nudging dazu beitragen, die Spendenbereitschaft zu erhöhen?

Nudging hat das Potential, soziales Engagement zu erhöhen. In diesem Beitrag wird ausgehend von einigen Feldexperimenten diskutiert, wie vorgegebene Standards, Anker, Erinnerungen und weitere Methoden des Nudgings die Entscheidung, Geld für ...Nudgin

2018| Maja Adena
Bericht

Neues Vierteljahrsheft zur Wirtschaftsforschung: Stupsen und Schubsen (Nudging) : Beispiele aus Altersvorsorge, Gesundheit, Ernährung

Wir Menschen handeln in alltäglichen Situationen routiniert und automatisiert. So entscheiden die meisten selbstverständlich, ihren Arbeitslohn nicht sofort „auf den Kopf zu hauen“; sie teilen ihn für den Lebensunterhalt bis zum nächsten Lohntag auf. Aber Finanzwissen und Vernunft reichen oft nicht aus, um auch für die ferne Zukunft vorzusorgen. Das ist ...

16.01.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
Externe referierte Aufsätze

The Effect of Peer Observation on Consumption Choices: Evidence from a Lab-In-Field Experiment

We investigate the impact of peer observation on consumption decisions using a lab-in-field experiment. Respondents make consumption decisions either alone or under peer observation. We find evidence for peer effects. We are able to study these ...

In: Applied Economics 51 (2019), 55, S. 5937-5951 | Antonia Grohmann, Sahra Sakha
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Consumer Rating Dynamics

(joint with André Stenzel and Peter Schmidt) We consider dynamic price-setting in the presence of rating systems and asymmetric information about product quality. We provide a framework in which the price charged determines the ...

28.06.2019
Berlin IO Day

The 12th Berlin IO Day

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische ...

20.09.2019
Workshop

Eating Meat 2019 - Determinants, consequences and interventions

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars from the social sciences working on the various aspects of human consumption of animal products. We want to engage in a discussion about what we know and do not know about the consumption of ...

08.10.2019
DIW Roundup 130 / 2019

Do Default Assignments Increase Savings of the Poor? Empirical Evidence

Although households in developing and emerging countries are relatively poor, there is potential to save. For example, one study estimates that up to 8.1% of a poor household’s budget in such countries is spent on so-called temptation goods, like ...

2019| Eva Haaser, Melanie Koch
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