Research in Socio-Economics deals with economically relevant questions at the intersection with other social sciences such as psychology, political science or sociology. A research focus lies on behavioural economics and subjective well-being research in the areas of green behaviour and identity, civic engagement as well as forms of self-employment and identity and their implications for human well-being.


A main focus of research at the professorship in Socio-Economics looks at human decision-making under conditions of scarcity and their implications for human well-being, both in traditional economic contexts as well as beyond. Both in teaching and research, the empirical analysis of these research questions via survey data or experimental approaches is center-stage.


Research interests:

  • Applied micro-economics, specifically behavioural economics
  • Subjective well-being research
  • Normative and welfare economics