Dr. Maja Adena

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Research Fellow of the Research Unit
Vice Director of the Research Unit

Research fields

Economics of Philanthropy | Media Economics | Field and natural experiments

CV

2020-present Vice Director of the research unit "Economics of Change", WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2013 Free University Berlin PhD in Economics

2012-2019 Research Fellow, research unit "Economics of Change", WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2012-2012 Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Analysis  (CenEA), Szczecin (PL)

2006 2012 Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Free University Berlin 

2006 2012 Berlin Doctoral Program of Economics and Management Science

2006 Free University Berlin Diplom in Economics

Selected Publications

Journal articles:

Adena, M., Hakimov, R., & Huck, S. (2020). Charitable giving by the poor: A field experiment in Kyrgyzstan Management Science, forthcoming.

Adena, M., & Harke, J. (2022). COVID-19 and pro-sociality: How do donors respond to local pandemic severity, increased salience, and media coverage?. Experimental Economics25(3), 824-844, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10683-022-09753-y.

Adena, M., & Huck, S. (2022). Voluntary "donations" versus reward-oriented "contributions": Two experiments on framing in funding mechanisms, Experimental Economics, 25(5), 1399–1417, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10683-022-09759-6.

Adena, M., & Huck, S. (2022). Personalized fundraising: A field experiment on threshold matching of donations. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization200, 1-20.

Adena, M., & Huck, S. (2020). Online fundraising, self-image, and the long-term impact of ask avoidanceManagement Science66(2), 722-743.

Adena, M., & Huck, S. (2019). Giving once, giving twice: A two-period field experiment on intertemporal crowding in charitable giving. Journal of Public Economics, 172, 127-134.

Adena, M., Alizade, J., Bohner, F., Harke, J., & Mesters, F. (2019). Quality certification for nonprofits, charitable giving, and donor's trust: Experimental evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159, 75-100.

Adena, M., & Huck, S. (2017). Matching donations without crowding out? Some theoretical considerations, a field, and a lab experiment. Journal of Public Economics, 148, 32-42.

Adena, M., Huck, S., & Rasul, I. (2017). Testing consumer theory: evidence from a natural field experiment. Journal of the Economic Science Association3(2), 89-108.

Adena, M. (2016). Nonprofit organizations, free media and donor’s trust. Journal of Economics118(3), 239-263.

Adena, M., Enikolopov, R., Petrova, M., Santarosa, V., & Zhuravskaya, E. (2015). Radio and the Rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany. The Quarterly Journal of Economics130(4), 1885-1939.

Adena, M., Huck, S., & Rasul, I. (2014), Charitable Giving and Nonbinding Contribution-Level Suggestions — Evidence from a Field Experiment. Review of Behavioral Economics, 1(3), 275-293.

Adena, M., & Myck, M. (2014). Poverty and transitions in health in later lifeSocial science & medicine116, 202-210.

 

Working Papers:

Adena, M., & Hager, A. (2022). Does online fundraising increase charitable giving? A nationwide field experiment on Facebook. WZB Discussion Paper (No. SP II 2020-302r), R&R at Management Science.

Adena, M., & Huck, S. (2019). Can mass fundraising harm your core business? A field experiment on how fundraising affects ticket sales, WZB Discussion Paper (No. SP II 2019-304r), R&R at Journal of Consumer Research.

Adena, M., Enikolopov, R., Petrova, M., & Voth, H. J. (2021). Bombs, broadcasts and resistance: Allied intervention and domestic opposition to the Nazi regime during World War II. WZB Discussion Paper (No. SP II 2021-301), under review.

Adena, M., Hamermesh, D., Myck, M., & Oczkowska, M. (2021). Home alone: Widows' well-being and time. WZB Discussion Paper (No. SP II 2021-305), R&R at Journal of Happiness Studies.

Timko, Ch., Ostrode, N. & Adena, M. (2022). Hooked on Apps: A Framed Field Experiment on Behavioral and Transparent App Design, under review.

 

Buchkapitel:

Adena, M. (2021). Tax-price elasticity of charitable donations – Evidence from the German taxpayer panel. In Peter, H., & Lideikyte-Huber, G. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthropy (pp. 219-235). Routledge.

Adena, M. (2021). How can we improve tax incentives for charitable giving? Lessons from field experiments in fundraising. In Peter, H., & Lideikyte-Huber, G. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthropy (pp. 344-353). Routledge.

Adena, M., Myck, M., & Oczkowska, M. (2015). Material deprivation items in SHARE Wave 5 data: a contribution to a better understanding of differences in material conditions in later life. In Börsch-Supan, A., Kneip, T., & Litwin, H. (Eds.). Ageing in Europe – Supporting policies for an inclusive society (pp. 25-37). DE GRYUTER.

Adena, M., & Myck, M. (2013). Poverty and transitions in key areas of quality of life. In Börsch-Supan, A., Brandt, M., Litwin, H., , Weber, G. (Eds.).Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe: First results from SHARE after the economic crisis (pp. 55-73). DE GRUYTER.

 

Dissertation:

Adena, M. (2013) Essays on Nonprofit Organizations, donations, and fund-raising, Dissertation, Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin

 

Other:

Adena, M. (2018). Nudging und soziales Engagement: Wie kann Nudging dazu beitragen, die Spendenbereitschaft zu erhöhen?, Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, 2018 (2), pp. 139-152.

Adena, M., & Dorn, K. (2018). Auch das Spenden hat ein Geschlecht Frauen und Männer sind unterschiedlich großzügig, WZB-Mitteilungen 161, pp. 37-38.

Adena, M. (2017). Ein Stupser, um Gutes zu tun Wie Nudging die Spendenbereitschaft erhöht, WZB-Mitteilungen 158, pp. 26-28.

Adena, M. (2016). The Consequences of Loss How Grieving Affects People’s Health and Wellbeing, WZB Report 2017, pp. 60-62. German Version: Partnerverlust und seine Folgen Wie Trauer die Gesundheit und das Wohlbefinden beeinträchtigt, WZB-Mitteilungen 152, 2016, pp. 25-27.

Adena, M. (2016). Ein messbarer Einfluss Verändert Medienkontrolle das Wählerverhalten? WZB-Mitteilungen 151, pp. 43-46.

Adena, M. (2013). Old-Age Poverty and Health–How Much Does Income Matter? (with Michal Myck), in: FREE Policy Brief Series, September 2013.

Projects

1. Donations, Non-Profit Organizations, Fundraising

2. Media Economics and Political Economy

Media in the Weimar Republic (with Ruben EnikolopovMaria Petrova, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya).

Media reporting of natural disasters and its impact on disaster relief (with Julian Harke), funded by DFG.

Cultural divide and the new radical right-wing party in Germany (AfD) (with Steffen Huck), preregistration documents.

 

3. Poverty and Deprivation

Widowhood and health (with Michal Myck and Monika Oczkowska)

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Portrait Foto Dr. Maja Adena (David Ausserhofer)
David Ausserhofer

Contact

fax
+49 30 25491 423
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
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D 104
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2nd INSIGHTS Workshop on Empirical Public Economics: Gender Economics

I co-organize the 2nd INSIGHTS Workshop on Empirical Public Economics: Gender Economics. It will take place on October 4-5th, 2022 at FU Berlin.

Workshop series "Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy"

Past editions took place in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2022. Planned: 21-23.06.2023.

 

Research Network Economics of Media Bias

For more info on the Research Network Economics of Media Bias see here and here for the info on past and future "Economics of Media Bias Workshop."

News

  • January 2020: Board member of the Association for theStudy of Generosity in Economics (ASGE)
  • October 2018: I was elected as chairperson of the WZB Ethics Committee
  • June 2018: I joined BCCP Board of Directors
  • I was invited by the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) and the Association for the Study of Generosity in Economics (ASGE) to present my work at ASSA 2019
  • January 2018: I was elected as BERA representative and joined BERA Committee

Workshop "Enacting change in long-run behavior and attitudes"