Marcel Seifert

  • Behavioral Economics
Junior Researcher
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  • Marcel Seifert is Junior Researcher at the research group Behavioral Economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and a PhD candidate in Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. His interdisciplinary work intersects behavioral science and anthropology, with a keen focus on behavioral economics. Marcel Seifert’s first PhD paper has been published in the Journal of Banking and Finance.

    In his current research, Marcel Seifert develops and investigates interventions to improve sustainable finance literacy and increase sustainable investments, particularly among those with limited financial literacy. He is also involved in a field experiment designed to reduce littering in Viennese residential housing. Beyond his role at IHS, Marcel Seifert investigates the barriers to climate-friendly behaviors, employing experimental methods to understand the gap between pro-environmental values and intentions and actual behaviors.

    Marcel Seifert gained his master's degree in Anthropology (2021), with a specialization in Human Ecology and Behavioral Biology at the University of Vienna, graduating with honors. His academic path has been enriched by involvement in various interdisciplinary projects and research stays at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Stavanger.

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    Recent publications:

    Seifert, M., Spitzer, F., Haeckel, S., Gaudeul, A., Kirchler, E., Palan, S. & Gangl, K. (2024). Can information provision and preference elicitation promote ESG investments? Evidence from a large, incentivized online experiment. Journal of Banking and Finance, 161, 107114. Link

    Gangl, K., Seifert, M., Spitzer, F. & Abstiens, K. (2023). Geld nachhaltig investieren: Was sollte man wissen und wie steht es um dieses Wissen in Österreich? [Policy Brief]. Link

    Gangl, K., Knaub, A., Seifert M., Walter, A. & Abstiens, K. (2023). Sauberkeit in Müllbereichen: Die Rolle von Naturbildern, Infrastruktur und der Eigeninitiative von BewohnerInnen [Research Report]. Link