About me

I am a behavioral economist specializing in subjective well-being (“happiness”) research. I am also interested in the implications of behavioural economics on normative economics and policy-making (e.g. in the form of libertarian paternalism or “nudging”). Both ethics and psychology can immensely enrich economic theorizing.

I teach economics at Bard College Berlin, a liberal arts university. Our B.A. in “Economics, Politics, and Social Thought” aims at providing students with a rigorous training in economics while at the same time providing a core program in intellectual history thus situating economics within the larger context of society. Advanced economics courses include behavioural economics, econometrics and economics & ethics. You can find more information on the program here.


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