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.
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.
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?
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.
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.