behavior & inequality

briq is a research platform seeking to advance innovative thinking about the sources and consequences of inequality while pushing the frontiers of behavioral economics research.

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this week at briq

In the Newsroom
New PNAS paper by Armin Falk and Thomas Graeber on prosociality and happiness
briq student fellow portraits: Felix Chopra
New AER paper by Florian Zimmermann on the dynamics of motivated beliefs
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Upcoming Events
briq Workshop on Beliefs (May 7 - 8, 2020)
HCEO-briq Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (June 29 - July 03, 2020) [apply now]
6th Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference (July 6 - 7, 2020)
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Featured Project
The Global Preferences Survey is a globally representative dataset on risk and time preferences, reciprocity, altruism, and trust.
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people of briq

This group is dedicated to enhancing our understanding of inequality, human capital, labor markets, and behavioral economics. briq cooperates with institutions and universities, connecting innovative researchers and cross-disciplinary experts. Resident researchers at briq include Armin Falk and Florian Zimmermann.

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visiting program

briq has initiated a visiting program in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas. We invite top-level researchers from the briq global network as briq Visiting Professors and briq Visiting Fellows with the intent of creating a European hub of resources and expertise. This involves both short and long-term visits, as well as participation in summer schools, workshops, and our regular research seminar. We aim to provide our visitors with a productive research environment in order to support and advance excellent research.


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projects & cooperation

Researchers at briq work at large-scale projects such as the Global Preferences Survey (GPS), the briq Family Panel (BFP), and the ERC project MORALITY on the foundations of moral behavior. Furthermore, briq has partnered with DIE ZEIT to evaluate the Germany Talks initiative that demonstrates the potential of face-to-face discussions to improve societal cohesion.

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Institute on Behavior & Inequality
Schaumburg-Lippe-Strasse 5-9
53113 Bonn

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