Konstantin Offer awarded with a Fellowship of the Joachim Herz Stiftung
Fellowship supports research on economic topics with high social relevance
Konstantin Offer, Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Adaptive Rationality, has been awarded the "Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Economics and Interdisciplinary Business Administration" by the Joachim Herz Foundation.
In his dissertation, Konstantin Offer deals with the psychological motives behind the conscious choice not to seek information and the consequences this has for institutions and society. At the intersection between economics and cognitive psychology, the PhD student is researching how deliberate ignorance might perpetuate the gender pay gap in companies. Using transparency mechanisms to disclose salaries, he shows how gender inequalities can be reduced. With his research, Konstantin Offer wants to make a contribution to the United Nations' Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular to ending poverty and reducing inequalities.
With its "Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Economics and Interdisciplinary Business Administration", the Joachim Herz Foundation supports young academics who are working on economic topics with high social relevance. Over a period of two years, the fellows are supported with an amount of up to 12.500 Euro.
For more information, see the program website of the Joachim Herz Foundation.