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), 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 (resubmitted).
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 (resubmitted to 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. [Instructions] [companion paper: A short scale for measuring trust in a charity (with Fabio Mesters), manuscript available on request] (revise and resubmit 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