Prof. Dr. Martin Binder

has been appointed Professor of Socio-Economics at the Department of Social Sciences and Political Affairs in April 2021.

Prof. Binder has studied at RWTH Aachen and has degrees in economics (BSc), business studies (Dipl.-Kfm.) and philosophy (MA). After his studies, he has worked as research associate at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena. He obtained both his PhD and habilitation degree in economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. After stays at the University of Sussex and the Universität Kassel, he was appointed as Professor of Economics at Bard College Berlin in 2014, where he co-developed the “Economics, Politics, and Social Thought” degree and was director of its economics component.

Martin Binder is an applied microeconomist with a research focus on behavioral economics and subjective well-being research. His research connects economics with other social sciences such as psychology, political science or sociology. Recent research interests encompass pro-environmental behavior and green identity, civic engagement, as well as different types of self-employment, work identity and their impact on well-being.

Prof. Binder’s research has appeared in internationally recognized journals such as the Journal of Economic Behavior & OrganizationSocial Science & MedicineJournal of Economic PsychologyEcological Economics, Small Business Economics and Social Science Quarterly. Prof. Binder does extensive refereeing and is a member of the Editorial Board of Social Indicators Research. He is also a member of the World Wellbeing Panel.


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