In my research, I enjoy to take on intriguing questions from different fields which have economic relevance and study them in the lab and field using insights and practices from experimental economics.
I am currently a visiting PhD Student at Harvard University where I am part of the great Econ CS group on an inivitation from Professor Yiling Chen.
Camerer CF, Dreber A, Forsell E, Ho TH, Huber J, Johannesson M, Kirchler M, Almenberg J, Altmejd A, Chan T, Heikensten E, Holzmeister F, Imai T, Isaksson S, Nave G, Pfeiffer T, Razen M, Wu H. “Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics.” Science.
Dreber, Anna, Thomas Pfeiffer, Johan Almenberg, Siri Isaksson, Brad Wilson, Yiling Chen, Brian A. NOsek & Magnus Johannesson (in press). “Using Prediction Markets to Estimate the Reproducibility of Scientific Research”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Work in Progress
Valuation of fiat money is universal today. Choosing to hold intrinsically worthless cash is a convention that can be understood as one among many equilibria of some coordination game. Recent macroeconomic frameworks aimed at modelling this behavior do generate monetary economies, but are unable to provide any criteria for equilibrium selection. Hence, while agents can choose money, it is ambiguous if they will.
We seek to provide an explanation to the universality of money by experimentally evaluating how and why fiat money can be valued as an equilibrium selection process. We do this by implementing a version of the Hugget (1993) economy, proposed by Krusell, Mukoyama and Smith (2011) in the lab, and treat subjects in key dimensions.
Joint with Adam Altmejd.
Advice seeking and determinants of the decision to use advice are important to understand in order to form a theory of what drives men and women to speak up and how their ideas are spread.
If advice is only sought from one group in society new ideas are unlikely to develop. Furthermore the group that is not influential, from whom advice is neither sought nor used, might feel unwelcome or disconnected. Why speak up if your opinion doesn't count?
In this project we examine gender differences in advice seeking and influence in the lab.
Joint with Emma Heikensten
Prediction Markets for Science:
In a series of studies, we investigate whether prediction markets are useful in predicting the reproducibility of scientific results. I am involved in the behavioral economics replication project and the second open science reproducibility project. This is joint work together with several other collaborators, please refer the websites for a complete list.
Microeconomics II (PhD) - Fall 2015
International Economics (Undergraduate) - Fall 2014
Introduction to LaTeX (at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) - Fall 2010