Podcast with Pascal Langenbach: Can machines make fair decisions?

Podcast with Pascal Langenbach: Can machines make fair decisions?

An artificial intelligence that checks university admissions, distributes refugees among municipalities or gives the go-ahead for police operations? Pascal Langenbach is researching how fair we think it is when machines make important decisions. (Podcast is in German)

Wirtschaftswoche publishes Ranking of Economists 2023 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Wirtschaftswoche publishes Ranking of Economists 2023 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

In the latest ranking of economists in Wirtschaftswoche, researchers from our MPI perform excellently. In the ranking of the strongest researchers under the age of 40, Christopher Roth is in 1st place. In the ranking of the economists currently conducting the most research (2019-2023), Christoph Roth is in 7th place, Matthias Sutter in 27th place and Axel Ockenfels in 92nd place. ...

Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Economics for Sebastian Tonke and Sebastian Riedmiller

Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Economics for Sebastian Tonke and Sebastian Riedmiller

Sebastian Tonke and Sebastian Riedmiller have been awarded Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Economics by the Joachim Herz Stiftung.
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.

Axel Ockenfels (Foto by Fabian Stürtz)

The institute welcomes its new director Axel Ockenfels

As of 1 August, Axel Ockenfels, professor at the University of Cologne, is a new director at the MPI. He will establish a new department called "Economic Design & Behavior". Its aim will be to design market, incentive, and decision architectures, based on modern behavioral research. Prof. Ockenfels will continue to teach and conduct research at the University of Cologne...

Marie Curie Fellowship for Dorothee Mischkowski

Marie Curie Fellowship for Dorothee Mischkowski

In cooperation with the University of Leiden (NL), Dorothee Mischkowski has received a postdoctoral fellowship within the EU’s Marie Curie program for her project “From low- to high-cost cooperation: Increasing costly cooperation behavior through internalized low-cost prosociality”.

Upcoming Research Seminars

Iyad Rahwan (MPI for Human Development, Berlin)

Opportunities at the intersection of AI and behavioral science
Feb 26, 2024 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPI, Room: Basement

Charlie Sprenger (Caltech)

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Mar 6, 2024 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Zoom meeting, Room: Please contact Zita Green for Zoom link: green@coll.mpg.de

Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfahrt (University of Cologne)

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Mar 7, 2024 09:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
MPI, Room: Ground Floor

Recent Articles

Ockenfels, A.; Sliwka, D.; Werner, P.
Multi-rater performance evaluations and incentives
Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming

Engel, C.; Bar-Gill, O.
Bounded cognition and the taking of personal property: An experiment
American Law and Economics Review, forthcoming

Cerrone, C.; Hermstrüwer, Y.; & Kesten, O.
The Economic Journal, forthcoming, uead120


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Discussion Papers

Martin F. Hellwig
National central banks and the governance of the European system of central banks

Konstantin Offer; Dorothee Mischkowski; Zoe Rahwan; Christoph Engel; Richard H. McAdams
Deliberately ignoring unfairness: Responses to uncertain inequality in the ultimatum game

Christoph Engel; Richard H. McAdams
Asking GPT for the ordinary meaning of statutory terms


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