Jana Freundt BITSS CatalystEconomics

Jana Freundt is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a member of the Behavioral Ethics Lab and the Penn Social Norms Group. Before coming to Philadelhia, she was a PhD student in Economics and research associate at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Jana’s primary research focus lies in behavioral and experimental economics, which she combines with approaches from neighboring disciplines, including psychology and philosophy, and with surveys and empirical data. Her research aims at understanding people’s ethical behavior on the market, redistribution and fairness preferences and individual autonomy. In doing so, she particularly considers the role of institutions and of individuals’ perception of their social environment in shaping their behavior and attitudes.