IHS - Personen

Personen am IHS in alphabetischer Reihenfolge:

  • Anna Walter is a behavioural economist with practical experience of applying theory to real-world problems. She holds the position of a researcher at IHS' Research Group Behavioural Economics, Insight Austria and pursues a PhD at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

    She studied at the renowned Maastricht University where she graduated cum laude with a Masters in Economics and Psychology (Human Decision Science). After her studies, Anna Walter got accepted to the highly selective Innovation Training at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, where she gained her certification in Design Thinking. With her work, Anna Walter bridges gaps between disciplines. She believes it takes both scientific rigor and creativity to tackle societal challenges most effectively.

    Before joining the IHS, Anna Walter worked in the fields of Marketing and Consulting. She also spearheaded research on educational decision-making processes at the reputable Centre for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) in Maastricht.

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  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    Gangl, K., Walter, A., Van Lange, P. (submitted). Implicit Reminders of Reputation and Nature Reduce Littering more than Explicit Information on Injunctive Norms.


    Work in Progress

    Gangl, K., Seifert, M., Abstiens, K., Walter, A., Spitzer, F., Kirchler, E., Karmasin, S., & Kimmich, C. Power and Interest in Sustainability Transitions: Combining Behavioral Insights with Stakeholder Analysis. In preparation. Available at SSRN: ssrn.com/abstract=4051661

    Grosch, K., Walter, A., Kocher, M.: Nudging precautionary savings in adolescents. A field experiment in Austria. In preparation.

    Kinnl, K., Moeller, J., Walter, A.: Claiming Credit for what you did – or didn’t do. An online experiment. In preparation.

    Walter, A., Grosch, K., Kimmich, C.: Making Use of Behavioral Insights for Air Travel Policies. In preparation.


    Recent publications by Anna Walter can be found in the IHS' institutional repository.


    Lecturer in "Decision Sciences", Bachelor, at the Institute for Markets and Strategy, University of Economics and Business Vienna, 2022.

    Walter, A. (2022). Beyond biases: what practitioners can learn from Behavioral Science. Invited speaker at the Maastricht Behavioral Economic Policy Symposium (June 8, 2022), The Netherlands.

    Walter, A. (2020). Testing Theories for Public Good Contributions. Invited speaker at the University of Vienna, (November 3, 2020), Austria.

    Walter, A. (2019). Human Decision Science for Design Thinkers. Speaker at the Hasso Plattner Institute, School for Design Thinking, (July 9, 2019), Germany.