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”
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.