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Professor Danilov Co-PI in SFB/TRR 190 "Rationality and Competition

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The Transregional Collaborative Research Center 190 (SFB/TRR 190) "Rationality and Competition" will receive funding from the German Research Foundation for four more years of research starting in January 2021. The SFB/TRR 190 is a joint research project of HU Berlin, LMU Munich, TU Berlin, DIW, WZB and the ifo Institute. The ECDF is represented by Professor Anastasia Danilov. Together with Prof. Schöttner and Prof. Englmaier, she leads the subproject "Incentives, leadership, and work organization".

 "I am very pleased that the German Research Foundation is funding our SFB/TRR 190. In our subproject, we investigate the topic of leadership from the perspective of theoretical and experimental economics. This project is very innovative: so far, there have only been studies on the topic of leadership from the perspective of psychology or management, and there have hardly been any economic findings on this topic," explains Anastasia Danilov. "With our 11-member team, we hope to gain new insights into causal effect of leadership on employee behavior. Our studies will build on a diverse portfolio of methods: economic theories, economics laboratory experiments, randomized field studies with companies, represantitve surveys and more."

In SFB/TRR 190, she is the PI in charge of subproject B05 "Incentives, leadership, and work organization", which investigates how certain aspects of employee leadership influence employee behavior and economic outcomes (e.g. productivity). Using economic models, laboratory experiments, and field studies, the goal is to clarify how leaders' characteristics, words, and actions influence staff. The SFB/TRR 190 includes a total of 15 research projects led by renowned economists from Berlin and Munich. The goal of the SFB/TRR 190 is to provide reliable and meaningful research results on a variety of applied economic problems, on the basis of which conclusions for economic policy can be formulated, among other things. 

Since 2017, the German Research Foundation has been funding the Collaborative Research Center with 15 subprojects. Collaborative Research Centers enable the processing of innovative, challenging and long-term research projects in a network and are thus intended to serve the formation of focal points and structures at the applicant universities. (sif)