8 - 9 June 2017
Subtitle
Workshop
Short description
The human desire for social status and prestige has recently received increasing interest in economics. Despite the huge body of theory and evidence, our understanding of how social image concerns affect social welfare remains limited, and it is unclear whether or to what extent social and industrial policy should be concerned with potential negative effects of the quest for status. Moreover, not only are the empirical results mixed and point to important behavioral heterogeneity, but also the theoretical approaches have taken different routes with at times strikingly different conclusions.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars from Europe and the US working with different approaches and methodologies on the various facets of status concerns in order to engage in a discussion about what we know about the mechanisms behind and the economic consequences of status-seeking behavior, and to discuss when these concerns call for policy interventions and how these could be designed.
8 - 9 June 2017

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger, Ina Thies-Hoelzmann
statusconference2017 [at] wzb.eu
5 - 6 May 2017
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

The focus of this workshop is a book-in-progress, by Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University/WZB) and Alan Jacobs (University of British Columbia/Hertie School of Governance), on an approach to drawing causal inferences from qualitative and quantitative evidence in a manner guided by theory. Topics to be discussed will include causal models and directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and their uses for research design, the integration of process tracing with correlational analysis, case selection, and the optimal mix ​of ​intensive and extensive investigation.

5 - 6 May 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Stefanie Roth, Marion Obermaier
buero.usp [at] wzb.eu
14 - 15 July 2016
Subtitle
International Conference
Description

The WZB is planning an international conference on matching markets. The conference "Matching Markets: Combining Theory and Applications," starting in the morning of July 14, 2016, and ending on July 15, 2016, will take place at the WZB in Berlin. The conference is organized by Inácio Bó (WZB), Rustamdjan Hakimov (WZB) and Dorothea Kübler (WZB).

Matching theory has matured to a point where matching theorists are able to make policy suggestions for real-life markets. The theory is supplemented by experiments and empirical analyses examining how to operate such markets.

14 - 15 July 2016
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger
rontganger [at] wzb.eu
9 - 10 June 2016
Subtitle
International Conference
Short description
This two-day conference focuses on field experiments, how they can inform our understanding of economic behavior and what its limitations are. The covered topics include incentives in the workplace, nudges, tax compliance, social identity, and education policies in development and developed countries. The aim of this conference is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss and present their work.
9 - 10 June 2016
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Dietmar Fehr
dietmar.fehr [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 27 November 2015
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

Das Mentoringprogramm für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen der Economic Science Association (ESA) stellt dieses Mal Experimente zur Untersuchung von menschlichem Verhalten in den Mittelpunkt seines Treffens.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Alvin E. Roth
Description

Why is it forbidden to sell and buy organs? Why is the exchange of kidneys that leads to many successful transplants allowed in some countries such as the US, but not in others like Germany? Which markets or transactions we allow, affects the choices that people have, and how they may pursue their goals. Kidney exchange would seem needlessly complex if we instead allowed kidneys to be bought and sold; but this is illegal everywhere except in the Islamic Republic of Iran. There are many other transactions that are repugnant or forbidden, and this differs between countries.

Thursday, 22 October 2015
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 9 October 2015
Subtitle
Seminar with Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Description

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion. The topic is "Effective RCTs: Achieving the gold standard in empirical social sciences". The three panelists are Esther Duflo (MIT), Raji Jayaraman (ESMT Berlin) and Felix Elwert (University of Wisconsin-Madison and WZB). The discussion is moderated by Dorothea Kübler (WZB).

Friday, 9 October 2015
Start: 12:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
22 - 23 May 2015
Description
The Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network, based at Columbia University in the City of New York, hosts its 14th meeting at WZB on 22 and 23 of May.
 
Forty attendants from all over the world, including Malawi, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa, the United States, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, will gather to discuss and review the latest in experimental research and its methodologies.
22 - 23 May 2015
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 13 October 2014
Subtitle
Lecture by Deirdre McCloskey
Description

Deirdre McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her main contributions are to the economic history of Britain, the quantification of historical inquiry, the rhetoric of economics, the rhetoric of the human sciences, economic methodology, virtue ethics, feminist economics, heterodox economics, the role of mathematics in economic analysis, and the use (and misuse) of significance testing in economics.

Monday, 13 October 2014
Start: 6:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
28 - 29 August 2014
Description

In the last 20 years, the study of matching markets has seen great innovations and marked progress. The theory has matured to a point where matching theorists are able to make policy suggestions for real-life markets. The theory is supplemented by experiments examining how to operate such markets. Notable applications are matching markets such as medical labor markets for interns, college admissions procedures, school choice programs, social housing assignments, and kidney exchange programs for patients all over the world.

28 - 29 August 2014

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
16 - 17 June 2014
Description
Market design is one of the most successful areas of economics in terms of research leading to practical improvements. The workshop deals with current problems of market design in the realm of school choice and university admission. Topics are for example the effect of school choice on ethnic segregation in Germany as well as the manipulability of admission systems.
16 - 17 June 2014

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Description
The workshop focuses on the crucial role of expectations for behavior in markets. Expectations are very difficult to measure in real world settings, but laboratory experiments allow for their elicitation and in particular for the analysis of the relationship between expectations and choices. The topics of the workshop are expectations in financial markets, the role of expectations in auction bidding, belief formation in social networks, biased expectations and market entry as well as the impact of expectations on ethical choices in markets.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Judith Stein
judith.stein [at] wzb.eu
22 - 23 August 2013
Subtitle
IZA / WZB Conference
Description

This two-day conference focuses on field experiments, how they can inform our understanding of economic behavior and what its limitations are. The covered topics include incentives in the workplace, social identity and discrimination, selection issues, and preference anomalies. The aim of this conference is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss and present their work.

22 - 23 August 2013

Contact

Contact name
Dietmar Fehr
dietmar.fehr [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 12 July 2013
Description

The workshop is organized jointly by the research centers CIRPÉE
and WZB and will be held in Berlin at the WZB on July 12, 2013. The workshop will start in the morning and will end with a dinner on that day.

The main goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers analyzing ambiguity experimentally and theoretically, preferably in the context of markets.

Friday, 12 July 2013
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dorothea Kübler
dorothea.kuebler [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 4 February 2013
Short description
An Experiment on the Ellsberg Paradox: How Much Ambiguity Aversion? by Ken Binmore (UCL)
Monday, 4 February 2013
Start: 5:15 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger
jennifer.rontganger [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 28 January 2013
Short description
Strategic Backward Integration by Konrad Stahl (Uni Mannheim)
Monday, 28 January 2013
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger
jennifer.rontganger [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 17 December 2012
Short description
Public Provision of Private Goods when Status Concerns Matter by Tobias König (University of Hannover)
Monday, 17 December 2012
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger
jennifer.rontganger [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 10 December 2012
Subtitle
SFB-TR15 Berlin Seminar Series
Description

John E. Roemer (Yale University)

Monday, 10 December 2012
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger
jennifer.rontganger [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 5 November 2012
Subtitle
Presentation by Marco Mariotti (University of St Andrews)

Description

SFB-TR15 Berlin Seminar Series

Monday, 5 November 2012
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Jennifer Rontganger
jennifer.rontganger [at] wzb.eu
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Description

The Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop is a half-year joint event between the DIW, ESMT, WZB, and TU Berlin with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics. The 2012 workshop is jointly organized by Dorothea Kübler (WZB), Steffen Huck (WZB and UCL), Paul Heidhues (ESMT), Frank Heinemann (TU), Georg Weizsäcker (DIW and UCL) and Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (TU).

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dorothea Kübler
dorothea.kuebler [at] wzb.eu
7 - 8 June 2012
Short description
This two-day conference focuses on field experiments, how they can inform our understanding of economic behavior and what its limitations are. The covered topics include incentives in the workplace, social identity and discrimination, selection issues, and preference anomalies. The aim of this conference is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss and present their work.

The conference is supported by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the CRC 649 "Economic Risk".
7 - 8 June 2012
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dietmar Fehr, Julia Schmid
ConfJune_2012 [at] wzb.eu
26 - 27 April 2012
Short description
Workshop
26 - 27 April 2012

Contact

Contact name
Eva Kollecker
kollecker [at] wzb.eu
18 - 19 August 2011
Description

Charles Bellemare, Sabine Kröger and Dorothea Kübler of Berlin's Social Science Research Center WZB will organize a workshop on "Econometric analysis of experimental data". The workshop will be held in Berlin on August 18 and 19 and aims at promoting the use of sophisticated econometric techniques to analyze experimental data. About a dozen presentations are expected.

18 - 19 August 2011
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dorothea Kübler
kuebler [at] wzb.eu
4 - 5 June 2010
Short description
The research area "Market Behavior" organizes an international conference with participants engaged in research on individual decision making and market outcomes from a behavioral perspective. This conference is supported by VolkswagenStiftung.
4 - 5 June 2010

Contact

Contact name
Eva Kollecker
kollecker [at] wzb.eu