Dr. Kerstin Grosch
I am a researcher/consultant at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna/Austria and part-time researcher at the University of Wuerzburg at Christina Felfe's chair. In the winter term 2019/2020, I teach behavioral economics at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
I am a behavioral economist with a keen interest in the diversity of people's behavior and their respective responses to institutions and incentives. My research covers projects in Ghana, Colombia, Germany, and Austria where I have worked on individual preferences and their behavioral consequences in labor markets. I specialize in experimental methods such as randomized controlled trials and lab-in-the-field experiments. With my research, I strive to contribute to an efficient design of institutions, policy interventions, and work incentives that foster a fair, non-discriminatory, cooperative, and dynamic work and social environment.
Currently, I am excited about several ongoing projects with a focus on children - a study on the consequences of stereotypical thinking on children's interest in STEM, and another study on fostering patience in children. As well, I am excited about learning more about labor market/educational outcomes of people with various backgrounds with respect to values, religion, and achievement orientation.