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“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.

 

DFG Awards First Early-Career Prize to a German Lawyer after 20 Years 

DFG Awards First Early-Career Prize to a German Lawyer after 20 Years
 

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has just announced that Senior Research Fellow Hanjo Hamann is among this year's recipients of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most prestigious award for early-career researchers in Germany. The prize is awarded annually to researchers across all academic disciplines as an early distinction for successfully establishing an independent scientific career following a research doctorate.

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Recent Articles

PNAS, 119(15) e2122274119, 2022

Chowdhury, Shyamal; Sutter, Matthias; Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Economic preferences across generations and family clusters: A large-scale experiment in a developing country
Journal of Political Economy, fortcoming, (accepted version)

Intensified Support for Juvenile Offenders on Probation. Evidence from Germany
Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, forthcoming.

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Discussion Papers

Katharina Momsen; Sebastian O. Schneider
Motivated Reasoning, Information Avoidance, and Default Bias

Claudia Cerrone; Yoan Hermstrüwer; Onur Kesten
School Choice with Consent: An Experiment

Gianluca Grimalda; Fabrice Murtin; David Pipke; Louis Putterman; Matthias Sutter
The politicized pandemic: Ideological polarization and the behavioral response to COVID-19

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