Shambhavi Priyam wins second prize at the Science Slam finals in Cologne

The social networks one belongs to in a classroom can have a bearing on the people’s beliefs. more

<p>Christoph Engel has been appointed member of the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences</p>

The Pope has appointed Christoph Engel as a Member of the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences. The aim of the Academy is to promote the study and the progress of the social sciences, in the interest of offering more

<p>Angelo Romano is awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for the year 2018 by the Max Planck Society</p>

Every year, the Max Planck Society awards a selection of junior scientists the Otto Hahn Medal for their outstanding scientific achievements. Angelo received the prize for his work on human more

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? ... more

<p>Symposium to celebrate Martin Hellwig’s 70th birthday</p>

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. more

Christoph Engel held second Franz Böhm lecture at Walter Eucken Institute

Franz Böhm Is Dead. Long Live Franz Böhm! Possibilities of Integrating Economics and Legal Studies in a Changed Environment. The Freiburg School of the 1930s and 40s was particularly marked by cooperation between legal scholars and economists. For the founders of the Freiburg School, the jurist Franz Böhm and the economist Walter Eucken, it was perfectly natural that these two areas should work together in order to explain the influence of institutional conditions on economic life. more



February 19, 2019

The Max Planck Society establishes the new International Max Planck Graduate School on Behaviorally Smart Institutions (or in short BeSmart). more

Obituary for Prof. Felix Höffler

We mourn the death of Felix Höffler, who had been a senior research fellow at the institute in 2004-2007. more

Video recordings Max Planck Forum

Now the video recordings of the Max Planck Forum can be found on Youtube. more

Interview with Zwetelina Iliewa in Harvard Business Manager

Harvard Business Manager is featuring an interview with Zwetelina Iliewa in its 2/2019 edition: "Deceptive charts" more

Science Prize for Armin Steinbach

Armin Steinbach has been awarded the Science Prize of the German Society of Legislation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung). The prize awards his habilitation on "Rational Legislation". more

Stefanie Egidy member of the <em>Junges Kolleg</em> of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (<em>Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste NRW</em>)

Stefanie Egidy has been made a member of the Junges Kolleg of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste NRW). more

Matthias Sutter is co-author of large-scale study published in Nature Genetics

Large-scale study identifies hundreds of genes associated with risk tolerance and risky behaviors. New findings point to some biological mechanisms that influence overall risk-taking more

FAZ Article "Why life costs more than expected"

On 27 December 2018, the FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) published an article on financial literacy of adolescents. The article with the title "Why life costs more than expected" cites a research project of Prof. Matthias Sutter, Dr. Michael Weyland, Manuel Froitzheim, and Anna Untertrifaller. more

Aspo Award for best dissertation for Angelo Romano

During the dutch national conference of social psychology in Nijmegen, Angelo Romano has been awarded the "ASPO award for best dissertation". more

Max Planck Day 2018: Experiments in schools on behavior under risk

In September and October, researchers of Prof. Sutter's research group led by Dr. Sebastian Schneider visited schools in North-Rhine Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg in the context of the Max Planck Day. more

SIAF Award for Jens Frankenreiter

Jens Frankenreiter received the SIAF Award for his Ph.D. thesis on "Judges, Politics, and the Law". The Swiss Institute of International Studies together with Ernst & Young award for the eighth time the annual SIAF Award for an outstanding PhD or master’s thesis at the University or ETH Zurich. more

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It’s worth being patient

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Matthias Sutter from the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn researches what constitutes success in scientific terms. more
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Das Max-Planck-Forum am 20. November in Bonn widmete sich Faktoren, die das Leben erfolgreich verlaufen lassen. more

Radio: SWR 2 Matinee with Matthias Sutter, 11 November, 9:03-12:00

Matthias Sutter was a guest SWR2 Matinee: Gerechtigkeit Geben und Nehmen – Die Lust am Teilen, Sonntagsfeuilleton mit Georg Brandl, Sunday, 11 November, 9:03-12:00. (Radio) more

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The degree of willingness among men and women to assert themselves in competition can be balanced out. more
"Nature Communications" published an article by Matthias Sutter, Loukas Balafoutas and Helena Fornwagner

Closing the gender gap in competitiveness through priming more

Cluster Proposal "ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy" Selected by German Research Foundation as Part of Excellence Strategy

Directors Hellwig and Sutter to Form Part of a Team of Principal Investigators"ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy", a joint proposal from the universities of Bonn and Cologne, is the only mainly economics-based proposal in Germany to have been selected as a so-called Cluster of Excellence within the framework of the German Universities Excellence Initiative. more

Faculty Junior Career Award for Angelo Romano

Angelo Romano has won the FGB Junior Career award for his dissertation titled “The power of reciprocity to promote cooperation” (supervisor Daniel Balliet, promotor Paul van Lange). The faculty (c.q. the PEC) annually awards the FGB Junior Career Award to a talented PhD student who is in the latter stages of the PhD trajectory, or has recently graduated. The award is granted to the candidate as an appreciation of his/her contribution to the scientific field of study and as encouragement in the early stage of an a academic career. more

Gustav Stolper Award for Isabel Schnabel

Congratulations to Isabel Schnabel, research affiliate and former member (2004 – 2007) of the institute, for being given the Gustav Stolper Award of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the professional association of German-speaking economists! more

Best dissertation in social psychology in Italy

Angelo Romano won the best dissertation in social psychology award in Italy (for the year 2017-2018). The award is granted by the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP). more

Finance Theory Group

Finance Theory Group

August 06, 2018

Martin Hellwig was co-opted as a member of the Finance Theory Group. more

Otto Hahn Medal for Pascal Langenbach

Pascal Langenbach was honored with the Otto Hahn Medal for his extraordinary research on the experimental proof that being heard before the issue of an administrative ruling increases acceptance. more

New article in the FAZ by Matthias Sutter

"Warum finanzielle Grundbildung wichtig ist. Sie hilft, teure Fehler bis hin zur Schuldenfalle zu vermeiden – die Schulen könnten helfen", FAZ, S. 16, 11. Juni 2018, Nr. 132   more

Inaugural Conference Experimental Economics Group

Prof. Matthias Sutter with his Exerimental Economics Group (EEG) held the Inaugural Conference in Bonn with many of the finest scholars from the field. more

Article in Journal of Finance

Zwetelina Iliewa's paper "Thinking about Prices versus Thinking about Returns in Financial Markets" (with Markus Glaser and Martin Weber) is forthcoming in the Journal of Finance. more

Interview with Matthias Sutter on ZEIT online

Die ZEIT online published an interview with Matthias Sutter: "Grillen im Park: 'Auch Erwachsene lassen sich noch erziehen'. Pappteller, Bierdosen, Reste – am Wochenende werden Parks zu Müllhalden. Warum Dreck eher auf der Wiese als im Müll landet, erklärt der Verhaltensökonom Matthias Sutter." more

FAZ articles on Matthias Sutter

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published two articles on the work of Matthias Sutter. more

Manfred Fuchs Prize for Hanjo Hamann

Hanjo Hamann was awarded the 2018 Manfred Fuchs Prize of the Academy of Sciences at Heidelberg (Germany). more

Académie des sciences morales et politiques

Martin Hellwig was co-opted as a corresponding member by the Académie des sciences morales et politiquesin Paris. more

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Psychologist Anna Baumert and her team are trying to identify personality traits that enable people to intervene courageously in the face of injustice more
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