27 - 28 June 2018
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

New approaches to research on philanthropy have deepened the understanding of giving behavior. They include the ascent of field experiments on fundraising where charities are perceived as active parties. Others include the influence of behavioral economics on our understanding of how social interactions affect donations. The channels through which people donate have recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing.

27 - 28 June 2018
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
4 - 5 June 2018
Description

This workshop series aims at fostering the rare dialogue between the arts and economics. It focuses on the revolution that has taken place in TV -  that is as much artistic as it is economic. It will bring together some of the most important players in, and thinkers about, TV series, their ascendancy and increasing economic and artistic importance.

4 - 5 June 2018

Contact

Contact name
Prof. Dr. Steffen Huck
steffen.huck [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Subtitle
Ein Gespräch mit Filmregisseur Dennis Gansel
Description

58 Jahre nach dem Erscheinen von „Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer“ kommt am 29. März Dennis Gansels Verfilmung des Kinderbuchklassikers in die deutschen Kinos.

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Prof. Dr. Steffen Huck
steffen.huck [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Richard Blundell
Description

Introduction: Peter Haan

Thursday, 12 October 2017
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Subtitle
Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: Algorithms and Platform Competition
Description

The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms – has profoundly affected the way we interact and has opened vast opportunities to improve our lives. The disruptive impact of this process is driven by one core feature: its ability to reduce inefficiencies. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were simply too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, network effects in platform business models have brought market power concerns back to the front stage.

Thursday, 1 June 2017
Start: 9:45 am

Contact

Contact name
Christiane Zschech
czschech [at] diw.de
18 - 19 May 2017
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

Recently, new approaches to research on philanthropy have deepened our understanding of giving behavior. Those new developments include the ascent of field experiments and growth of lab experiments on fundraising where charities are perceived as active parties. Others include the influence of behavioral economics on our understanding of how social interactions affect donations. The channels through which people donate have recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing.

18 - 19 May 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
13 - 14 October 2016
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

Recent years have seen an increased interest in the use of behavioral nudges and social policy to address a diverse set of issues including tax evasion, charitable giving, environmental responsibility and corruption. This has raised the question of whether, and how, such policy measures can achieve changes in long-term behavior and people’s attitudes. In this workshop, we aim to bring together researchers working on this topic, directly or indirectly, across a broad range of subfields including economic history, behavioral, and development economics, among others.

13 - 14 October 2016
Start: 10:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Dr. Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Description

The Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop is a half-year joint event between the DIW, ESMT, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics. The spring 2016 workshop is jointly organized by Steffen Huck (WZB and UCL), Dorothea Kübler (WZB), Paul Heidhues (ESMT), Frank Heinemann (TU), Georg Weizsäcker (HU and DIW) and Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (TU).

Thursday, 3 March 2016
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Prof. Dr. Steffen Huck
steffen.huck [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Susan Athey
Description

This lecture presents theory and evidence from a series of studies about the impact of aggregators and intermediaries on news consumption and the structure of the news industry.  A theoretical model considers how increased switching changes advertising markets as well as content strategy for publishers.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 30 November 2015
Subtitle
Lecture by John Nickson
Description

While the literature on charitable giving and fundraising has made
signgificant progress over the last years, it has focussed exclusively
on small donations. The real action for large (arts) institutions is,
however, in big donations about which the literature knows next to nothing.

Monday, 30 November 2015
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
25 - 26 June 2015
Description

On 25-26 June 2015, the WZB is hosting an international conference on the “Advances on the Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution III” which is jointly organized by Kalle Moene (Norwegian Centre of Excellence on Equality, Social Organization, and Performance at Oslo) and Kai A. Konrad (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich and WZB).

25 - 26 June 2015
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Nina Bonge
nina.bonge [at] wzb.eu
28 - 29 May 2015
Subtitle
Workshop
Short description
Understanding these underlying behavioral factors, and their interaction with institutional structures and incentives, will inform efforts to promote good governance. This conference brings together researchers working in theory, experimental and applied economics in this area to promote an exchange across fields.
28 - 29 May 2015
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Roel van Veldhuizen
roel.vanveldhuizen [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Subtitle
Lecture by James Andreoni
Description

James Andreoni is one of the world's leading economists researching contributions to public goods and charitable giving. He has shaped the field with numerous publications since the 1980s, contributing to our understanding of the theory of charitable giving and examining who contributes and why. His concept of warm-glow giving has become a key notion in the economics of philanthropy. He was one of the first researchers to recognize the active role of nonprofit organizations in winning donors starting an agenda on optimal fundraising.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Contact

Contact name
Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
23 - 24 April 2015
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

Recently, the new approaches to the research on philanthropy have deepened our understanding of giving behavior. Those new developments include the ascent of field experiments and growth of lab experiments on fundraising where charities are perceived as active parties. Others include the influence of behavioral economics on our understanding of how social interactions affect donations. The ways people donate has recently changed as well. For example, the role of online activities like donation-based crowdfunding is increasing.

23 - 24 April 2015
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Maja Adena
maja.adena [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Subtitle
Tom Fontana in Conversation with Sir Peter Jonas
Description

No other cultural phenomenon has excited audiences and makers in recent memory as much as the rise of the epic TV series. Fascinating viewers with stories of previously unseen psychological, moral and social complexity, the epic TV series has been hailed as the most important new art form since the arrival of 19th century music drama. Its birth took place on July 12, 1997, when HBO premiered Tom Fontana‘s phantasmagorical prison drama Oz which would awe American audiences for 56 episodes over six seasons.

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
20 - 21 November 2014
Description

This workshop is the sixth in a series fostering the rare dialogue between the arts and economics. It focuses on the revolution that has taken place in TV -  that is as much artistic as it is economic. It will bring together some of the most important players in, and thinkers about, TV series, their ascendancy and increasing economic and artistic importance.

20 - 21 November 2014
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 7 November 2014
Short description
Am 7. November 2014 findet der 13. Finanzwissenschaftliche Workshop statt. Hierzu laden wir wieder alle Interessierten ein, Arbeiten aus dem Bereich der Finanzwissenschaft einzureichen.
Friday, 7 November 2014
Start: 9:15 am

Contact

Contact name
Nina Bonge
nina.bonge [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 26 September 2014
Description

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, WZB, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and TU Berlin which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring.

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Friday, 26 September 2014
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso
tduso [at] diw.de
Monday, 23 June 2014
Description

Cognitive skills are a major component of economic decisions. Many of these decisions take place in strategic contexts which require thinking about others’ behavior and which are cognitively complex. The aim of the workshop is to advance our understanding about the interplay of strategic sophistication and cognitive skills.

Speakers:

Sascha Baghestanian
Dan Benjamin
David Gill
Terri Kneeland
Stefan Penczynski
Antionio Penta
Sotiris Georganas
 

Monday, 23 June 2014
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 23 May 2014
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)
Short description
What are the factors driving China’s development process? A recent wave of economic research has studied the transformation of China from a poor country in the 1970s to a middle-income economy today. Fabrizio Zilibotti provides a historical account of China’s rise, fall, and resurgence. He discusses the stylized facts associated with China’s growth process and reviews a comprehensive theory of its economic transition, and he reviews some recent studies about technological and politico-economic factors that may foster or hinder its future economic performance. Fabrizio Zilibotti is Scientific Director and Deputy Director of the UBS Int. Center of Economics in Society and currently holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.
Friday, 23 May 2014
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Description

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, WZB, Humboldt University Berlin, and Technical University Berlin which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring.
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Thursday, 13 March 2014
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Sibylle Kremser
skremser [at] diw.de
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Description

Most consumers respond with scepticism or hostility when asked directly about factory farming, based on their associations of cruelty to animals. Most people say to be willing to pay higher prices for meat if livestock is held in a more animal-friendly way. This however does not translate into consumer decisions: around 98% of the meat comes from large scale livestock farming. Why? Which living conditions have to be guaranteed to animals? Is it right to eat animals? And how can customers take more responsibility?

Introduction:

Thursday, 28 November 2013
Start: 6:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Marie Unger
marie.unger [at] wzb.eu
28 - 29 October 2013
Description

On 28-29 October 2013, the WZB is hosting an international conference on the “Advances on the Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution II” which is jointly organized by Thomas R. Cusack (WZB), Kai A. Konrad (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, and WZB) and Karl Ove Moene (Norwegian Centre of Excellence on Equality, Social Organization, and Performance at the University of Oslo).

28 - 29 October 2013
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Nina Bonge
nina.bonge [at] wzb.eu
17 - 18 October 2013
Description

In the past decade, a new approach to political economy has deepened our understanding of how political institutions shape economic outcomes and how economic forces feed back on political processes. Concurrently, there have been fruitful developments on the effect of social and cultural institutions on economic behavior. In an effort to generate insights spanning the two areas, this workshop will explore the interaction of social and political factors, with a particular focus on religion and politics, by bringing together scholars in both economics and economic history.

17 - 18 October 2013
Start: 11:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Justin Valasek
justin.valasek [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 27 September 2013
Description

The Berlin IO Day is a new one-day workshop sponsored by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, WZB, Humboldt University Berlin, and Technical University Berlin which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring.

Friday, 27 September 2013
Start: 9:45 am

Contact

Contact name
Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso
fre [at] esmt.org
Monday, 26 August 2013
Subtitle
Breaking Bad: Economics and Morality
Description

Hailed by viewers and critics alike as the greatest TV show ever, Breaking Bad explores themes of economic conditions, occupational choice, self-affirmation and moral change through the example of high-school chemistry teacher Walter White who when diagnosed with terminal lung cancer seeks financial salvation for his family in the drug business.

Monday, 26 August 2013
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Claudia Roth
claudia.roth [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Subtitle
WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Torsten Persson (Stockholm University)

Description

How do political parties which are in competition with other parties under proportional representation, choose the composition of their lists with regard to gender and competence? Torsten Persson asks this question for Sweden. He has built a unique data set with rich individual data on all politicial candidates, in all parties, in all Swedish municipalities, since 1988. The data show that the elected shares of women and competent men both increase with the quality of the party leadership.

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Start: 5:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Description

We argue that the standard EU model (and a fortiori PT, CPT, etc) is empirically useless, and that we should rethink risky choice theory.

Thursday, 16 May 2013
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
13 - 15 February 2013
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

February 13-15, 2013 

Workshop organized by Steffen Huck, Michael Hutter, Sir Peter Jonas, and Dorothea Kübler

While new ideas are two a penny, ideas that change the world are few and far between. In this workshop we want to explore the social, cultural and economic mechanisms that operate between the birth of an idea and its fulfilment in establishing change (or changing the establishment).

13 - 15 February 2013
Start: 3:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 4 February 2013
Subtitle
A Talk by Ken Binmore
Description

Experimental results on the Ellsberg paradox typically reveal

Monday, 4 February 2013
Start: 5:15 pm

Contact

Contact name
Gebhard Glock
gebhard.glock [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Subtitle
Workshop with Paul Seabright
Description

Two decades after the end of central planning, we investigate the extent to which the advantages bequeathed by planning in terms of high investment in physical infrastructure and human capital compensated for the costs in allocative inefficiency and weak incentives for innovation.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012
Start: 4:30 pm

Contact

Contact name
Steffen Huck
steffen.huck [at] wzb.eu