Dr. Maja Adena
2013 Free University Berlin PhD in Economics
since 2012 Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin
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
Testing consumer theory: Evidence from a natural field experiment (with Steffen Huck and Imran Rasul), Journal of the Economic Science Association, 3(2), 2017, pp. 89–108.
Matching donations without crowding out? Some theoretical considerations a field, and a lab experiment (with Steffen Huck), Journal of Public Economics, 148 (April), 2017, pp.32-42.
Nonprofit Organizations, Free Media and Donor's Trust, Journal of Economics, 118 (3), 2016, pp. 239-263..
Radio and the Rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany (with Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova, Veronica Santarosa, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya), The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 130(4), 2015, pp.1885-1939.
Charitable giving and nonbinding contribution-level suggestions
Evidence from a field experiment (with Steffen Huck and Imran Rasul), Review of Behavioral Economics, Vol 1, Issue 3, 2014, pp 275-293.
Online fundraising, self-image, and the long-term impact of ask avoidance (with Steffen Huck), 2018, WZB Working Paper SP II 2016–306r (R&R at Management Science).
Giving Once, Giving Twice: A Two-Period Field Experiment on Intertemporal Crowding in Charitable Giving (with Steffen Huck), 2018, WZB Working Paper SP II 2017–305r (R&R at Journal of Public Economics).
Quality certifications for nonprofits, charitable giving, and donor's trust: experimental evidence (with Jeyhun Alizade, Frauke Bohner, Julian Harke and Fabio Mesters), 2017, WZB Working Paper SP II 2017–302. [companion paper: A short scale for measuring trust in a charity (with Fabio Mesters), manuscript available on request] (R&R at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization).
A field experiment on crowdfunding for a club good (with Steffen Huck), 2016, WZB Working Paper SP II 2016–308.
Tax-price Elasticity of Charitable Donations - Evidence from the German Taxpayer Panel, 2014, WZB Working Paper SP II 2014–302.
Sequential Donations to US Nonprofit Organizations, available upon request.
Material deprivation items in SHARE Wave 5 data: a contribution to a better understanding of differences in material conditions in later life (with Michal Myck and Monika Oczkowska), in: Ageing in Europe - Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society, Edited by Börsch-Supan, Axel, Kneip, Thorsten, and Howard Litwin, DE GRUYTER, 2015, pp. 25–38.
The role of poverty in determining transitions in key areas of quality of life (with Michal Myck), in: Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe, First results from SHARE after the economic crisis, Edited by Börsch-Supan, Axel, Brandt, Martina, Litwin, Howard, Weber, Guglielmo, DE GRUYTER, 2013, p.55-74.
Essays on Nonprofit Organizations, donations, and fund-raising, 2013, Dissertation, Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin.
Ein Stupser, um Gutes zu tun Wie Nudging die Spendenbereitschaft erhöht, WZB-Mitteilungen 158, 2017, pp. 26-28.
Partnerverlust und seine Folgen Wie Trauer die Gesundheit und das Wohlbefinden beeinträchtigt, WZB-Mitteilungen 152, 2016, pp. 25-27. English version: The Consequences of Loss How Grieving Affects People’s Health and Wellbeing, WZB Report 2017, pp. 60-62.
1. Donations, Non-Profit Organizations, Fundraising
Personalized non-convex matching for charitable gifts. A field experiment (with Steffen Huck)
2. Media Economics and Political Economy
3. Poverty and Deprivation