President’s and General Secretary’s Visit

President’s and General Secretary’s Visit

Today, president elect, Prof. Patrick Cramer, and general secretary of the Max Planck Society, Dr. Simone Schwanitz, visited our institute. We feel very honored that our MPI for Research on Collective Goods was the first stop of the upcoming president’s and the general secretary’s tour to all institutes of our society. In addition to a general works meeting, the program included extensive meetings with PhD-student- and Postdoc-representatives, our head of administration, the research coordinator ...
 

“The Human in Human Rights Law”Christoph Engel held a Minerva Lecture at the MPI for Comparative Public Law and International Law

“The Human in Human Rights Law”
Christoph Engel held a Minerva Lecture at the MPI for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Surprisingly, for the most part, human rights law takes human nature for granted. Using rulings of the European Court of Human Rights from 2021 and 2022 Christoph Engel demonstrates that taking the human in human rights law seriously, i.e. adopting a behavioral perspective to the topic, is a promising enterprise.

Article by Matthias Sutter and his co-authors is forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy

Article by Matthias Sutter and his co-authors is forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy

In a large-scale experiment in rural Bangledesh Matthias Sutter and his co-authors find substantial intergenerational persistence of economic preferences. These results differ from evidence for rich countries.

Article on Matthias Sutter's (et. al.) recent research is among the 10 most read texts on Bloomberg News

Article on Matthias Sutter's (et. al.) recent research is among the 10 most read texts on Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News: "They Failed a Trust Test, Then Chose Finance. Any Questions?"
A study by four business and economics professors based in Germany and Austria finds that those with low scores in a trust game are more likely to go to work in the financial sector. Does that matter?

 

Matthias Sutter's new book jumps to No. 6 on Austria's non-fiction bestseller list

Matthias Sutter's new book jumps to No. 6 on Austria's non-fiction bestseller list

This book presents current insights from the field of behavioral economics to understand better the "human factor" in professional life and to enable successful cooperation. It provides a comprehensive perspective on the "big picture" by analyzing what makes people "tick," how they respond to incentives (monetary or non-monetary), and what that means for working together – or against each other – at work.

 

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