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Anna Hochleitner

PhD Student,

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Biography

During my undergraduate I studied International Cultural and Business Studies as well as Business Administration and Economics at the University of Passau. As I found the economics modules particularly interesting, I then decided to apply for a double degree Master in Economics offered jointly by the Universities of Nottingham and Konstanz with a focus on development and behavioural economics. The experiences during the MSc and in particular writing my dissertation furthered my interest in academic research, which ultimately led me to return to Nottingham and start my PhD in 2018.

Teaching Summary

So far my teaching has mainly focused on mathematics and econometrics for undergrad students. I have been teaching "Quantitative Economics/ Methods" as well as "Mathematical Economics &… read more

Research Summary

My research interests are behavioural and experimental economics, including both lab and field environments. In particular I am interested in the emergence and consolidation of status differences and… read more

So far my teaching has mainly focused on mathematics and econometrics for undergrad students. I have been teaching "Quantitative Economics/ Methods" as well as "Mathematical Economics & Econometrics". In the coming academic year I will also be giving tutorials and computer classes for "Applied Econometrics". Besides econometric courses, I have been teaching "Politics of Economics & Economics of Politicians" and am also interested in teaching microeconomic/ behavioural courses in the future.

Current Research

My research interests are behavioural and experimental economics, including both lab and field environments. In particular I am interested in the emergence and consolidation of status differences and inequalities between different groups, as well as their impact on preferences and individual decision making. For example, in one study, we have been looking at how unequal conventions can emerge between two groups in a lab stetting and how their stability is affected by changes in inequality. We find that overall inequality has a destabilising effect, with deviations from the convention being initialised by the disadvantaged group.

More recently, I have also started to explore how personal experiences affect redistributive preferences. In addition to my focus on status differences and inequality, I am also very interested in how social norms shape individual behaviour. In this context, I am working on how the variance of a norm (its "tight- or looseness") - can help to develop a better understanding of when and how norms impact our behaviour.

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