New article on Behavioral Insights in Arabic language

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

We are delighted to announce that our article “Behavioral Insights for Humanitarian Aid and Relief: A selection of Case Studies to combat COVID-19” has been published in the International Journal of Humanitarian Studies, the academic journal of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre.

In the article, our directors Dr. Manuel Schubert and Dr. Julia Stauf discuss how behavioral insights can be applied in humanitarian aid and relief. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, they present a selection of case studies that could help to improve social distancing, hand washing and information agency.[i] The article aims to serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for practitioners to give behavioral insights interventions a try in humanitarian work.

The complete issue can be downloaded here.

[i] The case studies are based on articles and papers available till May 2020.

Next generation of online experimentation

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

Online experimentation is an important tool in behavioral economic research. Our affiliate Marcus Giamattei and his colleagues just published a paper on LIONESS Lab, a new platform for online experiments.

The platform allows researchers to develop, test, run, and share interactive experiments – covering the full range of behavioral economics topics. The platform is a joint project of the University of Nottingham, the University of Passau and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin. It is currently used by more than 300 institutions in over 50 countries.

Learn more about LIONESS Lab on

Again top rank for Behavia’s academic incubator

22nd place among the best young universities worldwide and 2nd place in Germany

Behavia‘s academic incubator and alma mater the University of Passau has ecured another top result in the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for 2020. Among the universities aged 50 or younger, Passau came in 22nd (out of 414) and 2nd among all German universities.

Find more information in the official press release (in German language).

⭐️Eid Mubarak⭐️

Eid Mubarak

We wish all of you blessed and peaceful Eid Al-Fitr. May you celebrate it every year with your loved ones being safe, well and happy.

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🌙Ramadan Mubarak🌙

Ramadan Mubarak. We wish you a blessed, safe and peaceful Ramadan.

We wish all of you a blessed and peaceful Ramadan and many more blissful times to come. Staysafe.

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New partnership with i-be innovation lab

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi ArabiaWe are very happy to announce our new partnership with i-be, a leading incubator and innovation lab in Saudi Arabia.

Together, we want to contribute to the creation of an innovative and creative entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Kingdom and apply behavioral economic insights to help startups, corporate and social innovators.

Check out i-be’s website and follow them on Twitter.

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Why do we fail to take joint global action?

Global action

Our directors Dr. Manuel Schubert and Dr. Julia Stauf give a workshop on Global Cooperation at the Asbar World Forum on 05/11/2019.

Time to rethink our behavior

Climate change, waste disposal or forced migration – most of today’s global challenges have the same root-cause: they result from a trade-off between collective and individual goals. During the workshop, the audience will engage in choice experiments to see how individual incentives are in stark contrast to socially desired outcomes.

How can we use these insights and apply them to joint global actions? Can we develop mechanisms to effectively cope with the underprovision of global public goods? The workshop will address these and related questions from a Behavioral Economics standpoint.

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Affiliate Marcus Giamattei appointed as Professor

Our affiliate Marcus Giamattei is appointed as Professor for Macroeconomics at the Bard College Berlin. Before joining the Bard College Berlin, Marcus was assistant professor at the University of Passau. He is affiliated with CeDEx at the University of Nottingham, UK, and has been a visiting researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Marcus developed ClassEx, a tool for interactive classroom and lab-in-the-field experiments with mobile devices and LIONESS Lab, a platform for online experiments. Those platforms enable instructors and researchers to use experiments outside of the conventional laboratory environment. ClassEx and LIONESS are used in over 50 countries around the world.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

يسعدنا أن نتقدّم إليكم بأحر التهاني وأطيب الأماني بمناسبة حلول عيد الأضحى المبارك. وكل عام وأنتم وأحبتكم بخير وسعادة.

We are very pleased to extend to you our warmest congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. May you celebrate it every year with your loved ones being well and happy.

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