Armin Steinbach has accepted an offer to join HEC Paris as Full Professor from September 2021. Currently, he heads the fiscal policy division in the German Ministry of Finance in Berlin. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the MPI, where he pursued his habilitation in 2017.
"I do not want to see that!" On first hearing, this may not seem wise. Even less should deliberately ignoring available information be praised by scientists: isn’t science about deepening knowledge? Yet people often shield themselves from information, for instance as they do not want to be scared, or biased...
Hanjo Hamann is the first legal scholar to receive the academics.de Junior Award and is named Rising Researcher of the Year 2020. This prize is awarded by the German University Association (Deutscher Hochschulverband) during the "Gala of German Science" for outstanding commitment to science and research. The jury was particularly impressed by the successful combination of law and linguistics using quantitative methods. The institute congratulates!
In the broadcast “Warum wir uns an Hygieneregeln halten oder nicht" ["Why we follow hygiene rules or not"] he was interviewed on the question why some people adhere to the measures to fight Covid-19, and how to help everyone follow these measures. This is a question of behavioral economics that he has addressed in a study. You can listen to the interview (in German) here.
Lukas Kiessling presents the results of his research work in the Campus Talks series on ARD alpha: "The Long-Run Effects of Peers on Mental Health".