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Marc Kaufmann

Assistant Professor in Economics and Business

Central European University

Biography

I do applied theory in behavioral economics, currently focusing on projection bias and narrow bracketing. On the applied side, I measure these biases experimentally. On the theory side, I explore how they affect work and study decisions, with a focus on implications for education and personnel management.

Interests

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Personnel Economics

Education

  • PhD in Economics, 2017

    Harvard University

  • MSc Economics, 2011

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • MMath, 2008

    University of Cambridge

Publications

(2022). Projection Bias in Effort Choices. Games and Economic Behavior.

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Working Papers

Narrow Bracketing in Work Choices

Many important economic outcomes result from the cumulative effects of smaller choices and events, so the best outcomes require, …

Why Do Migrants Stay Unexpectedly?

Empirical evidence suggests that a large proportion of immigrants who initially intended to stay temporarily in the destination country …

Excuse Driven Present Bias

We test whether people behave in a more present-biased way when they can excuse such behavior. We run two experiments, one on the …

Seminars

Excuse-Driven Present Bias
Projection Bias in Effort Choices
Projection Bias in Effort Choices
Projection Bias in Effort Choices
Projection Bias in Effort Choices

Conference Talks

Narrow Bracketing in Work Choices ASFEE 2021

Projection Bias in Effort Choices SPUDM 2021

Narrow Bracketing in Effort Choices ESA 2020

Excuse-Driven Present Bias NCBEE Kiel

Excuse-Driven Present Bias ESA Dijon