PhD, University of Oxford, 2018
Professor of Economics and Management, University of Cologne
Member, ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence: Markets & Public Policy
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods
Research Affiliate, Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq)
Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Affiliate Member, CESifo Research Network
Research Fields: Psychology and Economics, Political Economy, Macro-expectations
Publications and Accepted Papers in Economics
Experienced Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution (with Johannes Wohlfart), Journal of Public Economics, 2018, Vol. 167, pp. 251-262. Coverage: NY Times
Income Shocks and Suicides: Causal Evidence From Indonesia (with Cornelius Christian and Lukas Hensel), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2019, 101(5), pp. 905–920
How Do Expectations About the Macroeconomy Affect Personal Expectations and Behavior? (with Johannes Wohlfart), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2020, 102(4), pp. 731–748. Coverage: FAZIT
Beliefs about Public Debt and the Demand for Government Spending (with Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfart), Journal of Econometrics, 2021.
Risk Exposure and Acquisition of Macroeconomic Information (with Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfart), American Economic Review: Insights, forthcoming.
Beliefs about Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies (with Ingar Haaland), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
Subjective Models of the Macroeconomy: Evidence From Experts and Representative Samples (with Peter Andre and Carlo Pizzinelli and Johannes Wohlfart) Accepted, Review of Economic Studies
Working Papers in Economics
Opinions as Facts (with Leonardo Bursztyn and Aakaash Rao, and David Yanagizawa-Drott). Coverage: Vox.com Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies
This supersedes a previous draft circulated under the title Misinformation During a Pandemic
Political Activists as Free-Riders: Evidence From a Natural Field Experiment (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle) Revise and Resubmit, Economic Journal
Do People Value More Informative News? (with Felix Chopra and Ingar Haaland)
Methods Review: Studying Information Acquisition in the Field: A Practical Guide and Review (with Francesco Capozza and Ingar Haaland and Johannes Wohlfart)
Papers in Political Science and Sociology
Group Size and Protest Mobilization across Movements and Countermovements (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle), American Political Science Review, forthcoming.
Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? (with Alexis Grigorieff and Diego Ubfal), Demography, 2020, 57, 1117-1143. Coverage: Washington Post, VoxEU
Global Behaviors, Perceptions, and the Emergence of Social Norms at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic (joint with Lukas Hensel , Thiemo Fetzer, Marc Witte, Jon Jachimowicz, Johannes Haushofer, Andriy Ivchenko, Stefano Caria, Elena Reutskaja, Stefano Fiorin, Margarita Gómez, Gordon Kraft-Todd, Friedrich Götz, Erez Yoeli), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.
Publication in German
Makroökonomische Erwartungen und ihre Rolle in wirtschaftlichen Entscheidungen von Haushalten (with Johannes Wohlfart) Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 20 (2), 159-166