Marc Kaufmann

Assistant Professor in Economics and Business

Central European University


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.


  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Personnel Economics


  • PhD in Economics, 2017

    Harvard University

  • MSc Economics, 2011

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • MMath, 2008

    University of Cambridge


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


Working Papers

Understanding Markets with Socially Responsible Consumers

Many consumers care about climate change and other externalities associated with their purchases. We analyze the behavior and market …

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 many immigrants who initially plan to stay temporarily, eventually do not return to their country of …

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 …


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