One practical application of Pay-What-You-Want is the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which I use as product in one of my projects. (picture taken by Elisa Hofmann)

In general, my research interests are:

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Participative Pricing Mechanisms, such as Pay-What-You-Want
  • Simulation Games
  • Design of Climate Change Negotiations
  • Audience Effects and Social Image Concerns
  • Peer Effects and Interpersonal Closeness
  • Social Norms
  • Immorality Judgments

Publications and Working Papers

Work in Progress

  1. Immorality Judgments and Framing Effects in Voluntary Payment Settings (with Aya Adra, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany and Deliah Bolesta, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
  2. Evaluating the Methodological Robustness of Social Norm Measurements (with Deliah Bolesta, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
  3. Pay-What-You-Want and Uncertainty (with Tobias Regner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
  4. Who is Freeriding? The Anatomy of Buyers in Pay-What-You-Want Schemes
  5. How Framing Affects Risk Perceptions of Climate Change Consequences

Conferences and Talks


2020 :

  • 14th Summer School on “Innovation, Digitalization and Structural Change”, Jena, Germany (Participation)
  • Annual Conference Verein für Socialpolitik 2020, Online (Participation)
  • 21st Intercultural Summer Academy Jena 2020, Online (Participation)
  • ESA Global Online Around-the-Clock Meetings 2020 , Online (Participation)

2019 :

  • 14th Nordic Conference on Behavioral and Experimental Economics (NCBEE), Kiel Institute for World Economy , Germany (Talk)
  • 12th European ESA Meeting, Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France (Talk)
  • 6th International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences (IMEBESS), University Utrecht, Netherlands (Talk)


  • 12th IMPRS Uncertainty Topics Workshop, LUISS Rome, Italy (Talk)
  • 12th IMPRS Uncertainty Summer School, Jena, Germany (Poster)
  • 9th Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting (THEEM), Kreuzlingen, Switzerland (Talk)
  • 11th IMPRS Uncertainty Thesis Workshop, Ringberg, Germany (Talk)


  • 12th Nordic Conference on Behavioural and Experimental Economics (NCBEE), University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Participation)
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics Brown Bag Seminar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Talk)
  • 11th IMPRS Uncertainty Topics Workshop, Trento, Italy (Talk)
  • 11th IMPRS Uncertainty Summer School, Jena, Germany (Poster)
  • 10th IMPRS Uncertainty Thesis Workshop, Gremmelin, Germany, (Talk)


  • 10th IMPRS Uncertainty Topics Workshop, Jena, Germany (Participation)
  • 10th IMPRS Uncertainty Summer School, Jena, Germany (Poster)
  • 9th IMPRS Uncertainty Thesis Workshop, Berlin, Germany (Talk)