- IPP Seminar Marten Hillebrand: "Win as a Team or Fail as Individuals: Cooperation and Non-Cooperation in the Climate Tax Game" 12.06.2023
- IPP Seminar Tim Martens: "Do Firms Listen to Social Media Analysts? Evidence from Seeking Alpha" 26.05.2023
- IPP Seminar Inga Heiland: Faculty Seminar with Inga Heiland from NTNU Trondheim 15.05.2023
- IPP Seminar Stefan Müller: "Minimum Wages, Productivity, and Reallocation" 08.05.2023
- IPP Retreat "Annual IPP Retreat Osthofen" 04.-05.05.2023
- IPP Seminar Sean Cao: "Feedback on Emerging Corporate Policies" 28.04.2023
- Workshop Gewichtung von Survey-Daten 04.-05.04.2023
- Workshop Demokratische Innovationen zwischen Simulation und Transformation 15.-16.02.2023
- Brown Bag Seminar Marc Diederichs: “Interdisciplinary Research in Economics” 31.01.2023
- IPP Seminar Joschka Wanner: “Multinational Production, Trade, and Carbon Emissions” 30.01.2023
- IPP Seminar Philipp Richter: "Offshoring and Environmental Policy: Firm Selection and Distributional Effects" 23.01.2023
- JGU Magazin Article on our cooperation with the Mercator Science Policy Fellowship
- Award Christian Dormann receives Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award
- Press release Schools may contribute to stemming the pandemic
- Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer
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Interdisciplinary Public Policy
Public institutions all over the world have numerous policy instruments – taxes, targeted investments, restrictions, regulations, incentive systems, governance rules etc. – at their disposal and in using these instruments, they fundamentally shape people’s lives every day and affect economic and social development.
However, many factors, such as globalization, digitalization, environmental degradation, cultural change, social polarization etc. affect the scope of action of these institutions, and policy challenges are becoming more complex every day, requiring the expertise from various different fields in order to find innovative solutions. The science of “Public Policy” is concerned with the role public institutions play for the functioning of our socioeconomic systems and the effective use of policy instruments. Policy instruments can only be effective if institutional designers assess their effect on human behavior adequately, given that the ultimate goal of many policies is to change behaviors. Thus, the design of effective institutions and policies requires not only an understanding of the relevant and often interdependent social, economic and political contexts and mechanisms, but also requires a profound understanding of how human beings make decisions – an understanding that is gained in the behavioral sciences.
In this interdisciplinary spirit, we have founded the Research Unit “Interdisciplinary Public Policy (IPP)” at JGU in 2014. It incorporates the disciplines of economics, business administration, computer science, political science, sociology, communication studies, psychology and medicine and emphasizes evidence-based policy research.