Gert G. Wagner

Max Planck Fellow
Max Planck Fellowship


Phone: +49 30 82406-232

Short CV

Professor of Economics, 2002–2018, Technische Universität Berlin
Professor of Economics, 1998–2002, Europa Universität Vidrina, Frankfurt/Oder
Professor of Public Economic and Social Policies, 1992, Ruhr Universität Bochum
Honorary Doctorate, 2018–2002, University of Cologne
Postdoctorate, 1983, Technische Universität Berlin
Degree in Economic Science, 1978, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Undergraduate in Sociology, 19??, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

International Max Planck Research School LIFE (IMPRS) Faculty Member

Research Interests:

  • Determinants of Risk Attitude in the Course of Life
  • Regulation of AI and Scoring
  • Science communication

Selected Literature

Rebitschek, F. G., Gigerenzer, G., & Wagner, G. G. (2021). People underestimate the errors made by algorithms for credit scoring and recidivism prediction but accept even fewer errors. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 20171.

Wegwarth, O., Wagner, G. G., Spies, C., & Hertwig, R. (2020). Assessment of German public attitudes toward health communications with varying degrees of scientific uncertainty regarding COVID-19. JAMA Network Open, 3(12), Article e2032335.

Arslan, R. C., Brümmer, M., Dohmen, T., Drewelies, J., Hertwig, R., & Wagner, G. G. (2020). How people know their risk preference. Scientific Reports, 10(1), Article 15365.

Karlsson Linnér, R. et al. (2019). Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences. Nature Genetics, 51, 245-257. doi:10.1038/s41588-018-0309-3

Heß, M., von Scheve, C., Schupp, J., Wagner, A., & Wagner, G. G. (2018). Are political representatives more risk-loving than the electorate? Evidence from German federal and state parliaments. Palgrave Communications, 4:60. doi:10.1057/s41599-018-0112-x

Müller-Langer, F., Fecher, B., Harhoff, D., & Wagner, G. G. (2018). Replication studies in economics: How many and which papers are chosen for replication, and why? Research Policy, 48, 62-83. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2018.07.019

Rohrer, J. M., Richter, D., Brümmer, M., Wagner, G. G., & Schmukle, S. C. (2018). Successfully striving for happiness: Socially engaged pursuits predict increases in life satisfaction. Psychological Science, 29, 1291-1298. doi:10.1177/0956797618761660

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Wagner, G. G. (2017). A nod to public open access infrastructures. Science, 356(6344), 1242. doi:10.1126/science.aaf6401

Josef, A. K., Richter, D., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., Wagner, G. G., Hertwig, R., & Mata, R. (2016). Stability and change in risk-taking propensity across the adult lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 430-450. doi:10.1037/pspp0000090

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