1. Discussion und Working Paper // forthcoming

    What Are the Priorities of Bureaucrats? Evidence from Conjoint Experiments with Procurement Officials

    While effective bureaucracy is crucial for state capacity, its decision-making remains a black box. We elicit preferences of 900+ real-world public procurement officials in Finland and Germany. This is an…

  2. Discussion und Working Paper // forthcoming

    Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage

    The role of women in Western societies changed dramatically in the 20th century. We study how political empowerment affected women’s emancipation as reflected in their life choices like marital decisions and…

  3. Discussion und Working Paper // forthcoming

    Strategies under distributional and strategic uncertaint

    I investigate the decision problem which arises in a game of incomplete information under two different types of uncertainty - uncertainty about other players’ type distributions and about other players’…

  4. Discussion und Working Paper // 2022

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Education in Latin America : Long-Run Implications for Poverty and Inequality

    The shock of the COVID-19 pandemic affected the human capital formation of children and youths. As a consequence of this disruption, the pandemic is likely to imply permanent lower levels of human capital. This…

  5. Discussion und Working Paper // 2022

    Procuring Survival

    We investigate the impact of public procurement spending on business survival. Using Italy as a laboratory, we construct a large-scale dataset on firms---covering balance-sheet, income-statement, and…

  6. Discussion und Working Paper // 2022

    Elites and Health Infrastructure Improvements in Industrializing Regimes

    We collect information about more than 5,000 Prussian politicians, digitize administrative data on the provision of health-promoting public goods, and gather local-level information on workers’ movements to…

  7. Discussion und Working Paper // 2022

    Favoritism and Firms: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications

    We study the economic implications of regional favoritism, a form of distributive politics that redistributes resources geographically within countries. Using enterprise surveys from low- and middle-income…

  8. Discussion und Working Paper // 2022

    Favoritism and Firms: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications

    We study the economic implications of regional favoritism, a form of distributive politics that redistributes resources geographically within countries. Using enterprise surveys from low- and middle-income…

  9. Discussion und Working Paper // 2022

    Collective minimum contributions to counteract the ratchet effect in the voluntary provision of public goods

    We experimentally test a theoretically promising amendment to the ratchet-up mechanism of the Paris Agreement. The ratchet-up mechanism prescribes that parties’ commitments to the global response to climate…

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