I am a Post-doc at the department of Public Economics at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Economics. My research tries to bring insights from experimental and behavioural economics to study individual decisions in collective action problems like environmental behaviours or voting.
PhD in Economics, 2021
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich Graduate School of Economics
Integrated Masters in Economics, 2014
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Working paper (Submitted)
Abstract: This paper uses a ﬁeld experiment among adolescents in India to study how an intervention to increase one pro-environment activity (namely, recycling single-use plastic carry bags), spills over to other pro-environment activities. The paper shows using lab and ﬁeld experiments combined with survey data that (i) providing information on the need to recycle does not change recycling levels, whereas (ii) providing incentives along with the information, leads to higher recycling. There is a positive spillover from the incentive treatment to other pro-environment activities. This positive spillover is observed among subjects who respond to the incentives and increase recycling. Notably, the positive spillover is also observed among those in this treatment who do not respond to the incentives and do not change recycling behaviour. This suggests complementarities among pro-environment behaviours and that interventions may have unaccounted positive effects on non-target environment behaviours.
(with Kai Konrad)
I co-host the Max Planck Economics Podcast with Lisa Windsteiger and Jonas Send. Please find some of the episodes here:
Social Media and the Survival of Autocracies with Galina Zudenkova
How to Motivate Teams for Cognitively Challenging Tasks with Florian Englmaier
Gender Equality, Parental Leave and the Gender Pay Gap with Andreas Peichl
Does Participatory Theatre Empower Women? with Jyotsna Jalan
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