Starting in the fall, Rima-Maria Rahal will be a member of the Young ZiF, a network of postdocs through which Bielefeld University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) promotes exchange between outstanding young scholars from different disciplines who have a special interest in interdisciplinary cooperation.

Rima-Maria Rahal becomes a Fellow of the ‘Young ZiF’

Starting in the fall, Rima-Maria Rahal will be a member of the Young ZiF, a network of postdocs through which Bielefeld University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) promotes exchange between outstanding young scholars from different disciplines who have a special interest in interdisciplinary cooperation.

June 1st launched the nationwide first pilot project investigating the individual and social effects of a UBI (1,200.00 EUR/month) on recipients in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that will last for 3 years. Investigating not only the effects on labor supply but also personal experiences and wellbeing Susann Fiedler and colleagues plan to inform the policy debate by providing first empirical evidence on how a UBI could affect behavior and attitudes.

Randomized control trial on the effects of unconditional basic income (UBI)

June 1st launched the nationwide first pilot project investigating the individual and social effects of a UBI (1,200.00 EUR/month) on recipients in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that will last for 3 years. Investigating not only the effects on labor supply but also personal experiences and wellbeing Susann Fiedler and colleagues plan to inform the policy debate by providing first empirical evidence on how a UBI could affect behavior and attitudes.

Pondering alone or discussing wildly in a team, how do the best decisions come out? There are many different answers to this question. Experimental economist Matthias Sutter knows some of them. (German Podcast)

Podcast with Matthias Sutter: Do we make better decisions as a team?

Pondering alone or discussing wildly in a team, how do the best decisions come out? There are many different answers to this question. Experimental economist Matthias Sutter knows some of them. (German Podcast)

We live in a knowledge society in which science and education is of particular importance. Knowledge is also considered a key driver for economic growth. But under certain circumstances, we all benefit from deliberate ignorance.

"Deliberate ignorance can be understood as a cultural skill"

We live in a knowledge society in which science and education is of particular importance. Knowledge is also considered a key driver for economic growth. But under certain circumstances, we all benefit from deliberate ignorance.

Deliberately ignoring information can sometimes lead to better decisions. This can also be the case in the relationship between the market and the state — that is, in whether the state should intervene in the economy to correct for a market failure, for example. Economist Felix Bierbrauer presents examples from welfare economics and considers the potential effects on fairness, freedom, and individual motivation.

Harry Potter and Deliberate Ignorance in Welfare Economics

Deliberately ignoring information can sometimes lead to better decisions. This can also be the case in the relationship between the market and the state — that is, in whether the state should intervene in the economy to correct for a market failure, for example. Economist Felix Bierbrauer presents examples from welfare economics and considers the potential effects on fairness, freedom, and individual motivation.

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