The new podcast "Exzellent erklärt" interviews Pia Pinger and Matthias Sutter: "Educational opportunities - what role the parental home plays". (in German)

57 clusters of excellence, 1 podcast. On a regular basis, "Exzellent erklärt" reports from one of the research clusters that receive funding under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In the current episode, part of the work of the Cluster of Excellence "ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy" is presented.


COVID-19 has a negative influence on prosocial behaviour

COVID-19 has particularly negative effects on people who come from economically weaker and less educated backgrounds, especially when we look at health, job security and education – this is shown by figures and studies from recent months. How the coronavirus pandemic affects prosocial behaviour, on the other hand, is still largely unknown. A group of economic researchers led by Matthias Sutter has now been able to show that prosocial behavior is also negatively affected ...

Maj-Britt Sterba has successfully defended her dissertation

Maj-Britt joined the MPI for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in January 2017 as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Oliver Kirchkamp and Prof. Christoph Engel, within the IMPRS Uncertainty. Before, she had received a B.A. in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth and an M.Sc. in Economics at the University of Amsterdam...

Cornelius Schneider has successfully defended his dissertation

Cornelius started his PhD studies at our institute within the joint program of the Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS Uncertainty) and the University of Cologne (Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences, CGS) in October 2016...

Michael Seebauer and his co-authors receive the EAS Distinguished Publication Prize in Sociology 2021

The European Academy of Sociology (EAS) awards Michael Seebauer and his co-authors the 2021 EAS Prize for Best Article for their publication "The Role of Reciprocity in the Creation of Reputation."

Upcoming Events

Workshop with WZB Berlin

Dec 9, 2021 09:30 - 13:00
Zoom meeting, Room: Please contact Zita Green for Zoom link:

Christine Exley, Harvard Business School

The Gender Gap in Self-Promotion
Dec 15, 2021 16:00
Zoom meeting, Room: Please contact Zita Green for Zoom link:

Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch, Uni Düsseldorf/MPI

Jan 12, 2022 16:00
MPI or online

Recent Articles

Terrier, Camille; Chen, Daniel L.; Sutter, Matthias
PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(46): e2110891118, 2021.

How do parents perceive the returns to parenting styles and neighborhoods?
European Economic Review, forthcoming.

Kiessling, Lukas; Radbruch, Jonas; Schaube, Sebastian
Self-selection of peers and performance
Management Science, forthcoming.

More journal articles

Discussion Papers

Christoph Engel
Crime as Conditional Rule Violation

Martin F. Hellwig
Public-Good Provision with Macro Uncertainty about Preferences: Efficiency, Budget Balance, and Robustness

Martin F. Hellwig
Social Choice in Large Populations with Single-Peaked Preferences

More discussion papers
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