Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Economics for Sebastian Tonke and Sebastian Riedmiller
The Joachim Herz Stiftung supports young scientists whose economic research questions are interdisciplinary and highly relevant to society, and who thus contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Sebastian Tonke’s research seeks to understand (i) misperceptions regarding climate change as well as (ii) complementarities of different policy interventions to tackle causes and consequences of climate change.
Sebastian Riedmiller is particularly interested in why people do not take up financial aid even though they are entitled to it. Specifically, he focuses on financial student aid (BAföG) in Germany. With the help of large-scale survey experiments with students from all over Germany, he investigates how misperceptions about BAföG characteristics influence application, which other reasons lead to not applying for BAföG, and how policy interventions can increase take-up.