Prof. Dr. Michael Kurschilgen

Prof. Dr. Michael Kurschilgen

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Main Focus

Michael Kurschilgen (b. 1982) conducts research at the interface between economics, social psychology and law. The goal of his research is to understand why certain social norms develop, what influences their stability and how they correspond to the preferences and expectations of the individuals concerned. Kurschilgen is particularly interested in the concept of normativity, i.e. categorizing behavior as being “right” or “wrong”.

Curriculum Vitae

Kurschilgen studied economics at the University of Bonn, the University of Maastricht and Sciences Po in Paris from 2002 to 2007. He acquired his doctoral degree in 2013 from the University of Jena within the framework of Max Planck Graduate Program “IMPRS Uncertainty”. He continued his academic career at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. Visiting researcher positions have taken him to UC Berkeley, EUI in Florence and the University of Bologna. He has been professor for managerial economics at TUM School of Management since November 2015.

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