Dr Franziska Tausch

Diploma (MA) University of Bonn, PhD Maastricht University
Research Fellow

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Franziska Tausch received her Phd from Maastricht University in 2014. Her dissertation investigates the distributional impact of risk heterogeneity, risk responsibility and control. After working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn for three years Franziska joined the University of Sydney in 2017.

Research interests

Franziska’s research is in the field of behavioural and experimental economics. Her current interests are fraudulent behaviour (motivations and intervention options) and charitable giving, with a focus on how insights from behavioural economics can be translated into policy and marketing recommendations.

Current projects

  • The customer as donor: Evidence from an online survey (with Kevin Schnepel, Robert Slonim and Agnieszka Tymula)
  • Reducing dishonesty in insurance markets: Evidence from the lab and field (with Robert Slonim)
  • Compulsory versus voluntary insurance: How contract formation affects fraudulent behavior (with Lars Freund)
  • Can insurance advice help to mitigate the asymmetric information problem? (with Erte Xiao)
  • Institutional endogeneity and third-party punishment in social dilemmas (with Pedro Robalo and Isabel Marcin), R&R - Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Inherited institutions: Cooperation in the light of democratic legitimacy (with Pascal Langenbach), R&R - The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tausch, F., Zumbuehl, M. (2018). Stability of risk attitudes and media coverage of economic news. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 150, 295-310. [More Information]
  • Gneezy, U., Gravert, C., Saccardo, S., Tausch, F. (2017). A must lie situation - avoiding giving negative feedback. Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 445-454. [More Information]
  • Cettolin, E., Tausch, F. (2015). Risk taking and risk sharing: Does responsibility matter? Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 50(3), 229-248. [More Information]
  • Tausch, F., Potters, J., Riedl, A. (2014). An experimental investigation of risk sharing and adverse selection. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 48(2), 167-186. [More Information]
  • Tausch, F., Potters, J., Riedl, A. (2013). Preferences for redistribution and pensions. What can we learn from experiments? Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 12(3), 298-325. [More Information]

2018

  • Tausch, F., Zumbuehl, M. (2018). Stability of risk attitudes and media coverage of economic news. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 150, 295-310. [More Information]

2017

  • Gneezy, U., Gravert, C., Saccardo, S., Tausch, F. (2017). A must lie situation - avoiding giving negative feedback. Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 445-454. [More Information]

2015

  • Cettolin, E., Tausch, F. (2015). Risk taking and risk sharing: Does responsibility matter? Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 50(3), 229-248. [More Information]

2014

  • Tausch, F., Potters, J., Riedl, A. (2014). An experimental investigation of risk sharing and adverse selection. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 48(2), 167-186. [More Information]

2013

  • Tausch, F., Potters, J., Riedl, A. (2013). Preferences for redistribution and pensions. What can we learn from experiments? Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 12(3), 298-325. [More Information]

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