School of Business Administration and
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Prior to my doctoral studies, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Economics as well as my Master's degree in Economics & Institutions at the Philipps University in Marburg.
- Environment related decision-making by individuals
- Private incentives to promote biodiversity-sensitive agriculture
Research about the sustainable transformation of human behaviour benefits through cooperation between various research fields. Insights from natural sciences, political sciences, psychology, economics and other disciplines play crucial roles and need to be linked. For this reason, it is important to me that my research is interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary, and I look forward to exchanges between the different research areas.
What motivates individuals to behave in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, and what factors keep them from doing so?
I am particularly fascinated by these and other questions. I investigate how economic and psychological factors influence environmentally relevant decisions of individuals.
Environmental policy design and its optimisation may benefit from findings from research.
I try to gather new knowledge in this area by applying surveys and experimental-economic methods.
- Surveys and survey experiments
- Choice experiments
Current Research Projects
FRAMEwork - Farmer clusters for Realising Agrobiodiversity Management across Ecosystems
Within the Horizon 2020 Project of the European Union FRAMEwork: Farmer clusters for Realising Agrobiodiversity Management across Ecosystems" we (S. Engel, F. Thomas, L. Kuhfuss, T. Rellensmann and M. Fritschle) investigate the effects of incentives to promote biodiversity-sensitive agriculture.
Together with Matthias Mayer from the Philipps-Universität of Marburg, we investigate whether belief in the existence of climate change correlates with the decision to withhold information actively and whether an increase in awareness of not sharing fake news influences people's dissemination behaviour.
Technical and policy reports
Fritschle, Moritz Peter, Thomas, Fabian, Engel, Stefanie, Rellensmann, Thomas & Kuhfuss, Laure. (2022). D6.3 Report on current and potential private incentives. Zenodo. More.
Rellensmann, Thomas, Engel, Stefanie, Thomas, Fabian, & Fritschle, Moritz. (2022). D6.4 Review of existing public incentive schemes plus design options. Zenodo. More.