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
  • Development of Life Satisfaction
  • Ways of Knowledge Transfer

Selected Literature

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

Meyer, P., Schophaus, F. M., Glassen, T., Riedl, J., Rohrer, J. M., Wagner, G. G., & von Oertzen, T. (2019). Using the Dirichlet process to form clusters of people's concerns in the context of future party identification. PLoS ONE, 14(3):e0212944. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0212944

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

Wegwarth, O., Wagner, G. G., & Gigerenzer, G. (2017). Can facts trump unconditional trust? Evidence-based information halves the influence of physicians' non-evidence-based cancer screening recommendations. PLoS ONE, 12(8):e0183024. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0183024

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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