Dr. Mira Fischer

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Mira Fischer

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mira.fischer [at] wzb.eu
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Research Fellow of the Research Unit

Mira Fischer is a postdoc in the Market Behavior research unit. She addresses questions at the intersection of behavioral economics and the economics of education and is particularly interested in the institutional determinants of ability beliefs and their influence on educational decisions and outcomes. She uses lab and field experiments as well as analysis of observational data.

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Selected Publications

Fischer, M., Sliwka, D. (2018) Confidence in Knowledge or Confidence in the Ability to Learn: An Experiment on the Causal Effects of Beliefs on Motivation, Games and Economic Behavior, 111, 122-142

Fischer, M., Kauder, B., Potrafke, N., Ursprung, H.W. (2017) Support for Free-market Policies and Reforms: Does the Field of Study Influence Students’ Political Attitudes?, European Journal of Political Economy, 48, 180-197

Fischer, M., Kampkötter, P. (2017) Effects of German Universities’ Excellence Initiative on Ability Sorting of Students and perceptions of Educational Quality, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 173(4), 662-687

Fischer, M., Lotz, S. (2014) Ist sanfter Paternalismus ethisch vertretbar? Eine differenzierende Betrachtung aus Sicht der Freiheit, Sozialer Fortschritt/German Review of Social Policy, 63(3), 52-58

Research fields

Behavioral Economics | Education and Inequality | Educational Decisions and Ability Beliefs | Behavioral Policy-Making
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Mira Fischer

Contact

mira.fischer [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
D 122