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New publication at Wirtschaftsdienst

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, one of the world’s largest information centers for economic literature, just published a commentary of our directors at its lead journal Wirtschaftsdienst. They critically reflect on the vaccination journey and discuss potential barriers for the “willing” from a behavioral economics perspective.

Full commentary in German language: Impfabsichten: Sie müssen umgesetzt werden!

A brief summary in English language is available here.

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Vaccination campaign in Germany

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

For weeks, the vaccination campaign in Germany has been subject to debate and criticism. Less than 3% of the population have been fully vaccinated so far. At this pace, it would take more than 1.5 years to immunize 70% of the German population.

Decision-makers are now trying to improve communication efforts to increase uptake rates. The aim is to convince more people to get vaccinated. Coming from a process perspective, our directors argue in a critical commentary that this approach neglects other important elements: Vaccination uptake is not only driven by people’s intentions, but also by their ability to follow through with their plans.

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Webinar series for ClassEx beginners

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Online experimentation is an important tool in behavioral economic research. Our affiliates Prof. Dr. Marcus Giamattei and Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff invite interested researchers, lecturers, and teachers to learn more about ClassEx, a free online tool for interactive surveys and classroom experiments used in more than 60 countries.

Webinar participants will learn how to use ClassEx to design, program, and implement online experiments, especially for teaching purposes in economics and social sciences.

More information on the webinar series is available on https://classex.de/webinars/.

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Another top rank for Behavia’s academic incubator

Passau - Germany

Excellent results for Passau’s Master in International Economics and Business (IEBS)

In the latest CHE and Times Higher Education rankings, the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems at Passau University significantly improved its positioning, now competing at eye-level with highly renowned business schools and faculties from around the globe. The school attained the 10th rank in Germany and 5th place in Bavaria (THE ranking). Especially, its Master “International Economics and Business (IEBS)” received outstanding ratings in the categories “scientific relevance”, “supervision”, and “foreign exchange” (CHE ranking).

More information is available in the official press releases: THE ranking and CHE ranking (partly in German language only).

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Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins: new student papers

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As part of the 7th “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins”, the Chair of Economic Theory has published a new wave of student papers.

Topics address behavioral insights on hand hygiene, slacktivism, moral cleansing, or prosociality.

Interested? Then check out the papers on https://www.wiwi.uni-passau.de/wirtschaftstheorie/forschung/studentische-diskussionspapiere/ (just scroll down to the bottom of the page…).

Happy reading!

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V20 Communiqué: What is the impact of values?

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

Over the last months, the Values20 community has developed a comprehensive set of Policy Briefs building on behavioral insights from all around the world to demonstrate the impact of values on people’s behaviors.

The V20 Communiqué represents the consolidated output of these efforts. It outlines V20’s human-centric approach towards public policy and presents a set of evidence-based policy recommendations to overcome twelve key challenges of the G20.

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V20 Policy Brief: How values boost wellbeing

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

Insights and policy recommendations from the V20 Task Force on Quality of Life.

Values are the essence of any society. They are part of national identities, influence the internal moral compass of people and form social norms, all of which are necessary prerequisites for general wellbeing.

This V20 Policy Brief demonstrates that the promotion of specific values can advance quality of life and can significantly contribute to achieving the ambitious goals set by the G20.

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