Dr. Sebastian Schneider

Sebastian was an affiliate of the German Research Foundation's Research Training Group: Globalization and Development and completed his doctorate degree in economics in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Marcela Ibañez Díaz and Prof. Martin Schlather.
One focus of his thesis are behavioral theories on precautionary saving connected to the economic preferences loss aversion and prudence: Two theories were tested by using a combination of survey data and experimental measures of these preferences from a sample of poor households in Bogota. In that context, Sebastian presented a new method to elicit risk preferences with their intensities.
Another pillar of the dissertation is a methodological contribution to binary and multiple treatment group assignment in experiments, which consists of a new, theoretically derived method with a simulation study and a software implementation for its convenient application.
Currently, Sebastian works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Experimental Economics Group of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, where he continues to work on economic preferences and on behavioral development economics in general.


E-Mail sschneider@coll.mpg.de
Tel +49228 91416-69