The Pope has appointed Christoph Engel as a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. The aim of the Academy is to promote the study and the progress of the social sciences, in the interest of offering the Church the elements which she can use in the development of her social doctrine, and to reflect on the application of that doctrine in contemporary society.

Christoph Engel new member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

The Pope has appointed Christoph Engel as a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. The aim of the Academy is to promote the study and the progress of the social sciences, in the interest of offering the Church the elements which she can use in the development of her social doctrine, and to reflect on the application of that doctrine in contemporary society.
Rooms with sea view, flights non-stop, seats with more legroom: When booking online, you can precisely sort the hits via filters. The price for this convenience: Disclosing your preferences. Who profits more from these filters? The costumer or the retailer? The behavioral economists Svenja Hippel and Adrian Hillenbrand discovered in their experiment: Mainly the retailers profit. Collecting data helps them to accomplish higher prices.

Interview with Svenja Hippel in Harvard Business Manager

Rooms with sea view, flights non-stop, seats with more legroom: When booking online, you can precisely sort the hits via filters. The price for this convenience: Disclosing your preferences. Who profits more from these filters? The costumer or the retailer? The behavioral economists Svenja Hippel and Adrian Hillenbrand discovered in their experiment: Mainly the retailers profit. Collecting data helps them to accomplish higher prices.
The institute held a symposium in the honor of Martin Hellwig, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Nobel laureates Oliver Hart and Jean Tirole gave keynotes. Philippe Aghion held the laudatio...

Symposium to Celebrate Martin Hellwig’s 70th birthday

The institute held a symposium in the honor of Martin Hellwig, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Nobel laureates Oliver Hart and Jean Tirole gave keynotes. Philippe Aghion held the laudatio...
Every year, the Max Planck Society awards a selection of junior scientists the Otto Hahn Medal for their outstanding scientific achievements. Angelo will get the prize for his work on human cooperation and parochial altruism across societies.

Otto Hahn Medal for Angelo Romano

Every year, the Max Planck Society awards a selection of junior scientists the Otto Hahn Medal for their outstanding scientific achievements. Angelo will get the prize for his work on human cooperation and parochial altruism across societies.
The Max Planck Society has established the new International Max Planck Graduate School on Behaviorally Smart Institutions (or in short BeSmart). The school will be hosted by the MPI. It partners with the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at Cologne University and the Legal Department of Bonn University nationally, and internationally with the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, the Norwegian School of Economics, the Center of Law and Economics at ETH Zurich, and the Law School at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. ...

BeSmart

The Max Planck Society has established the new International Max Planck Graduate School on Behaviorally Smart Institutions (or in short BeSmart). The school will be hosted by the MPI. It partners with the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at Cologne University and the Legal Department of Bonn University nationally, and internationally with the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, the Norwegian School of Economics, the Center of Law and Economics at ETH Zurich, and the Law School at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. ...

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Recent Articles

Balafoutas, Loukas; Sutter, Matthias
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Boosey, Luke; Brookins, Philip; Ryvkin, Dmitry
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Bigoni, Maria; Bortolotti, Stefania; Casari, Marco; Gambetta, Diego
The Economic Journal, 2019, 129 (619), pp. 1139-1152.

Recent Discussion Papers

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How uncertainty and ambiguity in tournaments affect gender differences in competitive behavior

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An Experimental Study on the Effects of Communication, Credibility, and Clustering in Network Games

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Social Status and Risk-Taking in Investment Decisions

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