Dr. Manuel Schubert is Managing Director and Co-Founder of BEHAVIA. Manuel is passionate about empowering people and applying behavioral insights to enhance their well-being. He previously served as Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Manuel is a behavioral economist by education and has profound working experience as government advisor and strategy consultant. He has (co-)authored more than 40 articles addressing topics in public policy, behavioral and empirical economics, international relations and security. Besides his work at BEHAVIA, Manuel is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Passau, Germany. His latest course, “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Sins”, is located at the cross-roads of behavioral science, public policy and economics.
Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff holds a professorship in economic theory at the University of Passau, Germany, since 2003. He studied mathematics and economics at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main and Göttingen, Germany. He devoted his dissertation to international macroeconomics and his habilitation to the economics of corruption. His research embraces topics in monetary and international macroeconomics as well as institutional and experimental economics. His books and articles were published by Cambridge University Press, Experimental Economics, Economics of Governance, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of International Economics, Kyklos and Public Choice.
Michael Grimm is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Passau and Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems. He is also a research professor at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and affiliated with the IZA and RWI research networks. He holds an MA in Economics from Frankfurt University and a master’s degree in Population Economics and a PhD in Development Economics both from Sciences-Po Paris. Before joining the University of Passau, he held positions at the University of Göttingen and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research has a focus on problems related to the labor market, education and health and evaluation of policies in these areas. He has published in the leading journals in the field of development economics such as the World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change. He has carried out field experiments and impact evaluations for the World Bank, the ILO and the Dutch and German Development Cooperation among others. At the University of Passau he teaches Bachelor, Master and PhD courses in Development Economics as well as hands-on courses in policy evaluation.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Giamattei is an Affiliate of BEHAVIA and Professor for Macroeconomics at the Bard College Berlin, Germany. Marcus started to work on behavioral economic topics around ten years ago at the Chair for Economic Theory at Passau University. His research areas are Behavioral Macroeconomics, Experimental Ethics and Cooperation and Software for Online- and Lab-in-the-Field experiments. He has published his work in scientific journals like Experimental Economics, Plos One and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He developed classEx – an online tool for running experiments as lab-in-the-field. He has an international network, e.g. as external fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Dr. Katharina Werner is an Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, Germany. Her research interests are in conflict resolution, the integration of refugees, cross-cultural experimental economics and fostering social responsibility. She is passionate about using behavioral insights to reestablish cooperation and trust in post-conflict environments and among people that were traumatized in conflicts. She holds a PhD in Behavioral Economics and previously obtained a Master in International Economics from the University of Passau, an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor in International Cultural and Business Studies. Katharina loves Southeast Asia, has lived and worked in Indonesia and speaks Indonesian fluently.