Dr Franziska Tausch

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

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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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 interests lie in the field of behavioural and experimental economics. In particular, she is interested in fraudulent behaviour (motivations and intervention options), charitable giving, spill-over effects, endogenous institutional choice, risky decision making as well as redistribution and fairness preferences.

Current projects

  • The Customer as Donor: Evidence from the Lab and Field with the Sydney Opera House (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), under review
  • Inherited Institutions: Cooperation in the Light of Democratic Legitimacy (with Pascal Langenbach), under review
  • Stability of risk attitudes and media coverage of economic news (with Maria Zumbuehl), under review

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