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
  • Behavior and Decision-Making under Uncertainty
  • Prosocial Behavior and Cooperation
  • Simulation and Serious Games
  • Interpersonal Closeness
  • Participative Pricing Mechanisms, such as Pay-What-You-Want
  • Resilience
  • Social Norms
  • Audience Effect and Social Image Concerns
  • Design of Climate Change Negotiations
  • Immorality Judgments

Publications and Working Papers

Work in Progress

  1. Immorality Judgments and Framing Effects in Voluntary Payment Settings (with Aya Adra and Deliah Bolesta) [Working Paper coming soon]
  2. Evaluating the Methodological Robustness of Social Norm Measurements (with Deliah Bolesta) [Working Paper coming soon]
  3. Pay-What-You-Want and Uncertainty (with Tobias Regner) [Working Paper coming soon]
  4. Strategic Avoidance of Pay-What-You-Want Schemes [Working Paper coming soon]
  5. Organizational resilience in hospitals before and during the COVID-19 pandemic (with Daniela Gröschke, Nadine D. Müller, and Judith Wolf) [Working Paper coming soon ]

Conferences and Talks


  • 12th Biennial Conference International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) 2022, Talk and Poster
  • International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) 2022, Online (Talk)
  • Planspiel-Forschungs-Forum (PFF) 2022, Online (Participation)
  • Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatitively (ReDICo) Conference 2022, Online (Talk)


  • HoloLab #3, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, November 4th, 2021, Online (Invited Input Talk), PDF
  • 22nd Intercultural Summer Academy, ReDICo Symposium “Interculturality in (post-)digital contexts, Online (invited Input Talk)
  • Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Workshop on External Validity, Generalizability and Replicability of Economic Experiments, Online (Talk)
  • Discrimination and Diversity Workshop, The University of East Anglia, Online (Participation)
  • ECONtribute Summer-Workshop 2021 Social Image and Moral Behavior, Online (Participation)


  • 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)


  • 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)
  • 13th IMPRS Uncertainty Summer School


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