Franziska Tausch, Ph.D.

External Contact Information
University of Sydney
School of Economics, Room 370
Merewether Building (H04)

Research Focus: 

Behavioral and experimental economics: risk sharing, redistribution preferences, fairness, coerced pro-social behavior, feedback, risk preferences, background risk, endogenous institutional choice


2014 – PhD Behavioral Economics, Maastricht University and the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar), Supervision: Arno Riedl and Jan Potters, Thesis: The distributional impact of risk heterogeneity, risk responsibility and control
2009 – Diplom (Msc) Economics, University of Bonn

Past and Visiting Positions:

2013 – Visiting PhD Student, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego (3 months), Norwegian School of Economics (1 month)
2008–2009 – Student Research Assistant, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Department of personnel and behavioral economics
2006–2008 – Student Research Assistant, Scientific Institute for Communication Services (Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste - WIK), Department of energy markets and energy regulation

Teaching experience:

Tutor, Maastricht University: Institutions, behavior and welfare (2010, 2011, 2012); Behavioral economics (2010); Microeconomics (2012); Economics and business (2012)
Co-lecturer, Bonn University: Scientific Methods Seminar (ProSeminar) on libertarian paternalism (2015)

Work in progress:

  • The benefits of external control
  • An investigation of status quo and framing effects in endogenous institutional choice (with Pascal Langenbach)