Research Seminar

Research Seminar

The research seminar is a platform where invited researchers present their work. All lectures are open to the public and address economists and graduate students (MA level). Ph.D. students are expected to regularly attend the research seminar.

If would like to receive regular information on the research seminar, please contact Yvonne Mery at

Responsible faculty members AT 2018: Prof. Georg Nöldeke, Prof. Sarah M. Lein, Prof. Catherine Roux

Administration: Yvonne Mery

All seminars are open to the public and usually take place on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 13:45 pm (seminar room S 15).


Program Autumn Term 2018

Monday, September 17, 201816:15S 13

Prof. Ulf Bockenholt, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

"Predicting successful ads: New insights from computational image analyses"

M. Brendl
September 25, 201812:30S 15Prof. Paul Heidhues, DICE, Universität Düsseldorf

"Browsing versus Studying: A Pro-Market Case for Regulation"
G. Nöldeke
October 2, 201812:30S 15Prof. Dr. Lorenz Götte, Universität Bonn

"The Behavioural Mechanisms of Habit Formation: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Water Conservation"
C. Roux, B.Hintermann
October 9, 201812:30S 15

Dr. Davud Rostam-Afschar, Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley / Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat), Universität Stuttgart-Hohenheim

"Flexible Work Arrangements and Precautionary Behavior: Theory and Experimental Evidence"

K. Schmidheiny
Thursday, October 18, 201818:15Bernoullianum, 
grosser Hörsaal, 
Bernoullistrasse 30, Basel

8th Bernoulli Lecture for the Behavioral Sciences

Prof. John List, University of Chicago

"Using field experiments to make the world a better place"

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A. Stutzer
October 23, 201814:15S 13

Prof. Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley

"Unbundling of Quantitative Easing: Taking a Cue from Treasury Auctions"

S.M. Lein
October 30, 201812:30S 15Prof. Dr. Felix Kübler, Universität Zürich

"Self-justifi ed equilibria: Existence and computation"
D. Maringer
November 6, 201812:30S 15Prof. Matthias Heinz, Universität zu Köln

"Middle managers, personnel turnover and performance: A long-term field experiment in a retail chain”
M.Beckmann, E.Shvartsman
November 13, 201812:30S 15Prof. Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Essex (on leave)

"Police Patrols and Crime"
A. Stutzer

November 20, 2018

12:30S 15

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Steffes, ZEW und Universität zu Köln

"The Impact of Gender Quotas on On-the-Job Search"

M.Beckmann, E.Shvartsman
November 27, 201812:30S 15

Prof. Dr. Tim Krieger, University of Freiburg

"Measuring Intra-generational Redistribution in PAYG Pension Schemes"

C. Wunsch
December 4, 201812:30S 15

Prof. Johan A. Elkink, University College Dublin

"The international diffusion of same-sex marriage: An application of spatial econometric and statistical network analysis"

A. Kachi
December 11, 201812:30S 15Prof. Dr. Nora Szech, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

"The (In)Elasticity of Moral Ignorance"
December 18, 201812:30S 15Prof. Antoine Dechezleprêtre, OECD und London School of EconomicsB.Hintermann