Current Research Foci

  • Emotion and Decision Making
  • The Effectiveness of Regulatory Disclosure Policies
  • Innovation Experiments and Innovation Policy


  • Brenig, Mattheus & Till Proeger, 2018: Putting a Price Tag on Security: Subjective Well-Being and Willingness-to-Pay for Crime Reduction in Europe, Journal of Happiness Studies, 19(1): 145–166.

Project-Related Publications

  • Ågerstrand, Marlene, Mattheus Brenig, Martin Führ & Julian Schenten, 2017: Refining tools to bridge the gap between academia and chemical regulation: perspectives for WikiREACH, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 19(12): 1466–1473.

Topics for Degree Theses
The suggestions represent broad subject areas. The precise topics will be assigned to each student after consultation.

  • Determinants of subjective well-being
  • Evaluation of non-market effects using the "Life Satisfaction Approach"
  • The influence of emotions on risk-behaviour
  • Promoting innovative behaviour