If you want to present an idea, please write an email to: ipp-mainz [at] uni-mainz.de
The ideas crunch takes place via from 12 to 1 pm, either via MS Teams or in-person (room 00-337 old Rewi building). This will be announced prior to the talk.
Winter Semester 2023/24
Summer Semester 2023
Topic: "Female directors, busyness and firm performance - The role of director style"
Topic: Cognitive Imprecision and Altruistic Preferences
Topic: "Investigation of Performance Measurement and Incentive Schemes for Chief Physicians in German Hospitals and Their Effects on the Quality of Care”
Topic: "Sounds of Emotion. Eliciting Positive, Negative or Mixed Emotional Impulses with Experimental Stimuli Based on Controlled Musical Composition”
Topic: Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes? Casino-Based Evidence on Exploration Strategies and Curiosity in a High Complexity Game
Topic: Heterogeneous Skill Investment in Childhood and Later Life Outcomes
Topic: The Role of Social Norms on Socially Responsible Investment
Topic: "When perception shapes reality: Effects of perceived income inequality and social mobility on affective polarization"
Winter Semester 2022/23
Topic: „Individualism, Creativity, and Innovation“
Topic: "Nutrition and Productivity in Adolescents"
Summer Semester 2022
Topic: Experimental evidence on socially responsible investments - The role of preferences and information
Topic: Trust in Fair Algorithms
Topic: The role of prenatal advice for the maternal fasting decision during Ramadan: A cross-sectional study based on the Mainz Survey Study on Ramadan during Pregnancy
Winter Semester 2021
Topic: Individualism, Human Capital Formation, and Labor Market Success
Topic: Representation of History: A Political Psychology Perspective
Topic: Working memory, language and maths skills – Evidence on interrelations
Topic: Accelerating or Enabling? The Role of Venture Capitalist in the Innovation Lifecycle.
Topic: Gender Stereotypes and Occupational Choices (fällt aus)
Topic: Discussion may boost confidence and extremism
Topic: Exposure to cold temperatures at conception & over the life cycle and its impact on obesity and diabetes
Topic: Peer effects in ICT skills
Summer Semester 2021
Topic: Outsourcing Domestic Work - Empirical Evidence from a Factorial Survey Experiment
Topic: How Financial Crises benefit Society – Effects of banking regulation on Brain Drain
Topic: Does pressure accelerate aggressive behavior? An analysis of behavioral patterns in the German Bundesliga
Winter Semester 2020/21
Topic: Bias in Peer Review – What can we learn from Editor Rotations?
Topic: Risk Taking in Chess - Evidence from a Neural Network
Winter Semester 2019/20
Topic: Thinking about Organ Donation
Topic: Tools for decisions beyond the coin flip
Topic: Do narratives matter for economic decision making?
Topic: The effect of women on supervisory boards on the employees' gender wage gap
Topic: Let's talk about it - Endogenous institution formation with communication in public goods games
Topic: Using Behavioral Traits and Financial Literacy to Understand Financial Distress
Topic: The Importance of Patenting for VC Funding – An Empirical Approach for European Firms
Summer Semester 2019
Topic: Field Experiment in Uganda: Nudge or Ban Plastics?
Topic: Feedback Heterogeneity and Feedback Persistence
Topic: IPP Förderguidelines
Winter Semester 2018/19
Topic: Everybody is doing it: Creating social norms of unfairness (NORFAIR)
Topic: Psychological consequences of scarcity
Topic: Motivating to learn with optimized difficulty distributions
Topic: Reliance on algorithm support for decision making in strategic games – an experimental approach
Topic: Does a lack of infrastructure cause overpricing? An empirical evaluation based on a novel approach to measure infrastructure quality
Topic: Hyperopic Loss Aversion
Summer Semester 2018
Topic: What is adaptive learning? – Design of a field experiment
Topic: Vorstellung einer App zur Lösung von Fragestellungen in einer interaktiven Interaktionsumgebung mit Chat-Applikation. Besprechung der Anwendungsoptionen für andere Fachbereiche.
Topic: The Morning After: Prescription-Free Access to Emergency Contraceptive Pills
Topic: Bribe and Punishment
Winter Semester 2017/18
Topic: Instruction Intensity and Student Health: Evidence from a German High School Reform using KiGGS data
Topic: Strukturierte Erkennung asymptomatischer Leberzirrhose (SEAL) – Ein Entwurf zur Kostenanalyse und gesundheitsökonomischen Evaluation
Topic: A subnational analysis of poverty and inequality convergence: evidence from Pakistan
Topic: The Impact of the European Refugee Crisis on the Attitudes towards Migration
May 3rd-4th 2018 - 1st SOEPcampus @ JGU Mainz
The Chair of Applied Statistics and Econometrics is pleased to announce
the following workshop: 1st SOEPcampus @ Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz: Introduction to the German Socio-economic Panel Study
The one-and-a-half day workshop offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction into this sophisticated data source. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection, and weighting strategy. Registration is limited to 25 persons and the allocation takes place on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register via Email (email@example.com) until February 26, 2018. For more information, click here.
May 29th-30th 2018 - oTree Beginner Workshop with Filipp Chapkovski in Hamburg in cooperation with the Universität Hamburg
By courtesy of the Universität Hamburg you can participate in the oTree Beginner Workshop in Hamburg. In this two-day workshop, Filipp Chapkovski form the University of Zurich is giving lectures and hands-on programming advice in the new experimental software oTree. The workshop includes a general introduction to oTree, programming lectures, tips for running live online experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk and an outlook on future developments within oTree. For more information, click here. If you are interested, please contact Leonie Gerhards (Leonie.Gerhards [at] wiso.uni-hamburg.de).
June 4th-5th 2018 - oTree Advanced Workshop with Filipp Chapkovski in Mainz in cooperation with the Universität Hamburg
After the oTree Beginner Workshop in Hamburg, Philipp Chapkosvki will give another two days advanced insights into oTree in Mainz.
If you are interest, please contact ipp-mainz [at] uni-mainz.de. The application deadline is the 27.05.2018.
Ideas Lunch Meeting.
Topic: Self-Selection into Educational Field Experiments
Topic: Design Crunch - Open Design Questions by all participants.
April 3rd-4th 2017 - oTree Workshop with Filipp Chapkovski
In a two-day workshop, Filipp Chapkovski form the University of Zurich was giving lectures and hands-on programming advice in the new experimental software oTree. The workshop included a general introduction to oTree, programming lectures, tips for running live online experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk and an outlook on future developments within oTree. The participants had a diverse background, coming from departments of Economics, Business Administration, Informatics and Psychology.
February 1st 2017 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "The Role of Labor Missallocation for Income Differences across Countries" by Jan Trenczek. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
January 18th 2017 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: Impact of Online Language Courses for Refugees by Nora Grote, Tim Klausmann and Mario Scharfbillig. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
December 21th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "The estimation game - belief elicitation on binary and continuous outcomes" by Markus Eyting. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
December 7th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "On the use of GESIS panel data for political and economic research" by Nils Steiner. Location: 04-401 in the Georg Forster-Gebäude (GFG).
November 23th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: Organizational Meeting by Mario Scharfbillig. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
October 26th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Retirement Effect on Health" by Birgit Leimer. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
November 9th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Ideas Lunch, Meeting between the "ReWi's" at 12 pm.
August 3rd 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Editorial vs. Content- and Profile-based Recommendations in Video-on-Demand Services" by Nils Herm-Stapelberg. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
July 13th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: “Strategic Interaction and Perspective-Taking in Children – a Lab-in-the-Field Study” by Henning Müller. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
June 15th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "The effect of tobacco taxes on smoking behavior of pregnant women and on birth outcomes – a fixed-effects approach using cross-statevariation in tobacco excise taxes in the United State of America" by Sonja Settele. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
June 29th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Did the 1918 Influenza Pandemic cause long-term economic consequences - A systematic analysis of 117 IPUMS International data sets" by Juditha Wojcik. Location: "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
April 22th & 29th, May 13th & 20th 2016: R-Workshop offered by Dr. Daniel Wollschläger from the Institute for Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the University Medical Center Mainz
Dr. Wollschläger is an expert in the statistical computing and graphics program R and has written user handbooks on its functionality such as, “R kompakt: Der schnelle Einstieg in die Datenanalyse” and “Grundlagen der Datenanalyse mit R”. The workshop provided an introduction to R, descriptive methods, various prediction methods, simulations and its application in scientific papers.The workshop was intended for doctoral and post-doctoral students and was held in German. It took place in four sessions: 22.04., 29.04., 13.05., 20.05 from 2:00-5:00 pm in HS V respectively.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15.04.2016.
The syllabus is available here.
March 23th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Gender differences in behavior, the case of professional volleyball players.", by Nora Grote and Viktor Bozhinov. The talk will take place in the "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
March 7th-8th 2016 - 10 am to 5 pm: Mainzer Workshop zu Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Datenerhebung im Labor
Prof. Dr. Gerald Eisenkopf will give a two day workshop on experimental research methods in Mainz.
The deadline for registration for the course is the 21.02.2016. Please register by sending a mail with your name and affiliation to email@example.com.
March 9th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch replaced by Prof. Chris Muris's Lecture
"How homogeneous is the FDI-growth relationship? A cluster estimation approach to parameter heterogeneity."
Chris Muris is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. His work has been published, inter alia, in Econometric Theory and the Journal of the American Statistical Association.
The talk will take place in the "Softwarelabor" (“Altes ReWi”, Room 01-115).
February 10th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Effekte von Ramadan während der Schwangerschaft“ by Birgit Leimer and Fabienne Pradella.
February 11th - 12th 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm: Workshop on Improving "Soft" Skills
John Carlis from the University of Minnesota offers a workshop consisting of two parts:
- Writing (and Coaching) a One-Draft Thesis/Proposal/Paper
- Giving a Good Talk, a Necessary Skill
Participation is free of charge for PhD students and postdocs of IPP. Please register by Februar 4th by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 27th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
We will have an ideas lunch. We will meet between the ReWi buildings and go to have lunch together.
January 13th 2016 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "The impact of central bank financial independence on monetary policy“ by Bernd Bartels.
December 16th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Growth-enhancing Structural Change and Barriers to Labor Mobility“ by Jan Trenczek.
December 2nd 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "The effect of events on panel attrition. An application to the measurement of the impact of risk aversion on regional mobility“ by Alexander Mosthaf.
November 18th 2015 - 12:00-1:30 pm: Ideas Crunch replaced by Prof. Dr. Florian Rupp's Lecture
Topic: Prof. Dr. Florian Rupp from the German University of Technology in Oman has been invited by Dr. Martin A. Leroch to give a talk on the topic "Towards Modeling & Simulating Changes in Societies". The talk will be given in HS VII (00 424 Container).
June 24th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Field Experiment in Conflict Research in Kenia“ by Martin Leroch.
July 8th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: tbd. If your are interested please e-mail email@example.com
June 10th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Economic Voting and the Length of Incumbency“ by Nils Steiner.
Mai 27th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Fundamental Determinantes of Culture and Institutions: Experimental Evidence“ by Sonja Settele and Baptiste Massenot.
Mai 13th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "E-Learning in schools - How does tranparency influence lerning and motivation?“ by Martin Huschens and Henning Müller.
April 29th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Timeouts in Volleyball: The effects of interruptions on performance“ by Nora Grote and Viktor Bozhinov.
April 15th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Get-together with lunch at Central Mensa. Meeting point between the ReWi-buildings.
March 11th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Corruption Between Firms: An Experimental Approach“ by Felix Schmidt.
February 25th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Praxistipps zur Umsetzung von Feldstudien“ by Henning Müller.
February 4th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "Promotions, Payment Gap and Social Preferences towards third parties.“ by Mario Scharfbillig.
January 21th 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "The Influence of the Political System on the Media" by Martin Leroch.
December 10th 2014 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
Topic: "TED Talks - Inspiration on Interdisciplinary Research”
November 26th 2014 - 12:00-1:00 pm: Ideas Crunch
We will meet for the second Ideas Crunch this semester. The topic will be: "Marktliberalisierung im deutschen Fernbusmarkt. Potential für die Untersuchung von Markteintrittsentscheidungen und Netzwerkanalysen", held by Viktor Bozhinov. You can still hand in ideas for the next sessions if you want to discuss (ipp-mainz[at]uni-mainz.de).
November 12th 2014 - 12:00-1:00 pm: First Ideas Crunch
From now on PhD-students and Post-docs will meet in bi-weekly lunch sessions to discuss and combine research ideas. In the first session Mario Scharfbillig gave a talk on the cooperation perspectives of the Forum Young Researchers and on “How to develop valuable research ideas”.
April 24th 2014: First Young Researcher Meeting
In order to discuss suitable ways for a regular Young Researcher Forum the IPP invited PhDs and Postdocs to a first meeting.
A common brainstorming revealed that expectations of such a forum vary strongly. However, a new format was developed which combines different aspects of interdisciplinary exchange, networking, and discussing research. We will keep you updated about further steps and we will soon publish more information.
New research ideas often grow in interdisciplinary environments where every scientific discipline is able to express certain problems from their point of view. Therefore the IPP is currently working on a new format regarding the exchange of ideas between young researchers.
The first meeting of the group will take place on April 24th at 4pm in the "Old ReWi" building, second floor room 111.
At this get-together we would like to discuss concepts for a future “Young Researchers Forum”. One of the goals of the research unit IPP is - among others - to bring together researchers and fresh ideas from different research disciplines. This forum shall be a regular opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange.
We would be happy to see many of you next Thursday.