Selected Publications


Működik-e a propaganda - Study by Maja Adena et al. on "Radio and the rise of the Nazis in prewar Germany" cited in Index, a Hungarian language internet portal

TV, Economics and Society II "Stories for our time". A dialogue between the arts and economics, 5. Juni 2018

Jim Knopf und die wilden Tage des frühen 21. Jahrhunderts - ein Abend mit Regisseur Dennis Gansel, der Präsidentin des WZB, Jutta Allmendinger, und dem Chefredakteur des ZEITmagazin, Christoph Amend

Maja Adena on 'Nudging' cited in Stiftung Aktive Bürgerschaft, Steffen Huck cited in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14.02.2018, N4

Steffen Huck has been appointed Co-Editor for the European Economic Review from January 1, 2018


LEEPS oTree Hack-A-Thon 2017 @ WZB - a joint event with Market Design: Theory and Pragmatics

"Double Shift: schooling Syria‘s child refugees". Steffen Huck cited in:, 13 July 2017

A quality certificate increases trust and donations to a charity. Maja Adena in LSE Business Review

Maja Adena was awarded with the European Business Circle Research Award 2017.

2016 A multimedia documentary by Paula Ellguth, Marjam Fels, Philipp Albert, Heike Harmgart, and Steffen Huck about Education for Syrian refugee children in Jordan.

How we behave when asked for donations while buying concert tickets online. Maja Adena in LSE Business Review.

Steffen Huck as keynote presenter on the 11th Annual Australia New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Partnerverlust und seine Folgen. Maja Adena explores the impact of mourning on health and well-being.

The Impact of Aggregators and Intermediaries on News Consumption. Live recording of the WZB event with Susan Athey.


Fleisch und Farbe. Drei quantitativ-visuelle Studien by Anna Becker, Steffen Huck, Julia Schubert and Nora Szech.

Alle Jahre wieder: Gänsekeule, Raclette & Co. Der Tagesspiegel on a study by Steffen Huck et al.

The Art and Science of Asking and Giving. John Nickson at the WZB.

Ihr Geld für einen Opernbus. Wie bringt man vermögende Kulturfreunde zum Spenden? Maja Adena and Steffen Huck in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 23 August 2015, 58, also available online at

Die barmherzigen Nachbarn der Samariter, Steffen Huck in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5 August 2015, 13, also available online at, and at (English translation at, Arab translation at

Economics and Creativity. A Look at the Future of the Film Industry. Steffen Huck in WZB Report, 2015, 46-47.

Googles Macht ist zerbrechlich, Ludwig Ensthaler in Capital, 26 January 2015.


TV, Economics & Society. A dialogue between the arts and economics, 21 November 2014.

The Birth and Rise of Epic TV Series - Tom Fontana in Conversation with Sir Peter Jonas, 21 November 2014.

Ihr Smartphone weiss, was sie kaufen, Ludwig Ensthaler in Capital, 10 September 2014.

Es gibt keinen neuen Ostblock. Interview with Fabrizio Zilibotti in ZEIT ONLINE, 24 May 2014.

Reich ist gesund, arm bleibt krank. Maja Adena in ZEIT ONLINE, 2 April 2014.

Armut: Subjektives Empfinden senkt Lebenserwartung. Maja Adena in Arbeitskreis Krankenversicherungen, 27 February 2014.

Der eingebildete Arme wird eher krank. Maja Adena in Wirtschaftswoche, 21 February 2014.

Wer sich arm fühlt, wird eher krank. Maja Adena in, 20 February 2014.

Auch subjektive Armut belastet die Gesundheit. Maja Adena in Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 20 February 2014.

Justin Valasek has been granted the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award.


Does matching work? The evidence says: Not always and not best. Steffen Huck and Maja Adena in Philanthropy Impact Magazine, 6-7.

Nahrungsmittel Tier? Drei Perspektiven. Live recording of the WZB event with Melanie Joy, Bernd Ladwig and Gerhard Manteuffel.

Counting the cost: On what Breaking Bad can teach us about economics, Steffen Huck in Spectator, 5 October 2013, 65-66, also available online at

Vince Gilligan in Conversation. Live recording of the WZB event on "Breaking Bad: Economics and Morality".

Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man. Live recording of a WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences with Torsten Persson.

Nora Szech has been appointed WZB-Fellow. She will be cooperating with the research unit Economics of Change.

Skulpturen aus geschredderten Aktien sind eine sichere Bank, Steffen Huck in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5 February 2013, 30, also available online at


Meltdown in Valhalla, Steffen Huck in Spectator, 13 October 2012, 52-53, also available online at

Walhall droht die Zahlungsunfähigkeit, Steffen Huck in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24 July 2012, 27, also available online at, and reprinted as: Die Finanzkrise in Wagners Ring, WZB Mitteilungen, 2012, 137, 38-40.