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Welcome to the Website of the Chair of Empirical Research in Economics of Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar!

Here you will find information about the chair, the courses offered and the main research topics.

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16.06.2021

Guest Lecture by Kofi Hope

On Wednesday, 30th June 2021 at 4.00 - 5.30 p.m., Kofi Hope, CEO & Co-founder of "Monumental" (Toronto, Canada), will talk about the importance of the redistribution of power in unjust systems and why now is the best time for change. The presentation is part of the lecture "Social Entrepreneurship" and will take place via Zoom.


15.06.2021

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar's interview with "Zeit Campus" published

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar discusses the paper "Macroeconomic Conditions When Young Shape Job Preferences for Life" written by herself, Stephan Meier, Maria Cotofan and Robert Dur in an interview with the German newspaper ZEIT Campus.

Read the whole interview "Ein Job mit Sinn ist Luxus" here.


14.06.2021

Guest Lecture in Course "Social Entrepreneurship"

On Monday, 21st June 2021 at 12.15 p.m., Annika Schneider from "Purpose" will give a lecture on "Steward Ownership (Verantwortungseigentum)". The presentation is part of the lecture "Social Entrepreneurship" and will take place via Zoom.


07.06.2021

Presentation "Auf die Plätze, fertig, los! Über Wettbewerbsverhalten aus ökonomischer Sicht" by Dr. Helena Fornwagner

Graphic: Dr. Helena Fornwagner

On Monday, 28th June 2021 from 5.00 - 6.00 p.m., Dr. Helena Fornwagner will give a presentation on "Auf die Plätze, fertig, los! Über Wettbewerbsverhalten aus ökonomischer Sicht" as part of the "Regensburg Research Hour".

The presentation will take place via Zoom. For more information and login details, please follow this link.


31.05.2021

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar's article "Für die Generation Corona wird Geld wichtiger als Sinn" published in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar's article "Für die Generation Corona wird Geld wichtiger als Sinn" was published in Süddeutsche Zeitung. In this article, Prof. Cassar discusses the findings of the paper “Macroeconomic Conditions When Young Shape Job Preferences for Life”, which was written by Lea Cassar, Stephan Meier, Maria Cotofan and Robert Dur.

Read the article here.


25.05.2021

Symposium "Social AND Entrepreneurship - the new standard?"

On Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 at 10.15 am, our chair hosts a symposium on the topic "Social AND Entrepreneurship - the new standard?" as part of the Regensburger Nachhaltigkeitswoche 2021 ("week for sustainability").

In our panel discussion we want to discuss the potential of social entrepreneurship in the post-Covid-19 economy. Has the Covid-19 pandemic helped or hindered the foundation of social businesses? Has social entrepreneurship the potential to revolutionize the way we do business and to become the new standard in a future economy? If yes, how do we get there?

Our guests will be

  • Kristina Notz from Social Entrepreneurship Academy, Munich
  • Thomas Greulich from Bean United, Munich
  • Michele Bonanno from Impakter, London
  • Annika Schneider from Purpose, Cologne

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Lea Cassar. We're looking forward to an interesting discussion!

The event will be held via Zoom. Please use this link to dial in.


17.05.2021

Secretary's Office on Vacation

The secretary's office won't be occupied from 25th May until 31st May 2021.

Mrs. Gilg will repsond to your emails as soon as possible upon her return.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the secretary's office is still not occupied physically. Please continue sending your requests via email to: sekretariat.cassar@ur.de .

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!


06.05.2021

Dr. Alekseev's paper "Experiments on the fly" published in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

We want to congratulate Dr. Aleksandr Alekseev and his colleagues on the publication of their paper "Experiments on the fly" in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization in June 2021!

In this paper, they conduct a laboratory experiment to examine the "flypaper effect" and find consistent and robust evidence that grants increase expenditures more than an equal increase in income. The abstract can be accessed via this link.

Congratulations, Alex!


21.04.2021

Guest Lecture in the Course "Social Entrepreneurship"

On Wednesday, 28th April 2021 at 10.15 a.m., Jens Eckberg from "Thriving Green" will give a lecture on "Thriving Green - Experiences and Learnings in Social Entrepreneurship". The presentation is part of the lecture "Social Entrepreneurship" and will take place via Zoom.


31.03.2021

Dr. Alekseev's paper "Give me a challenge or give me a raise" published in Experimental Economics

We want to congratulate Dr. Aleksandr Alekseev on the publication of his paper “Give me a challenge or give me a raise” in the international journal Experimental Economics in March 2021!

In this paper, he discusses the relations between task difficulty, incentives and effort. The paper can be accessed via this link.

Congratulations, Alex!


30.03.2021

Secretary's Office on Vacation

The secretary's office won't be occupied from 1st April until 7th April 2021.

Mrs. Gilg will repsond to your emails as soon as possible upon her return.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the secretary's office is still not occupied physically. Please continue sending your requests via email to: sekretariat.cassar@ur.de .

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!


18.03.2021

Courses in the Summer Term

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Bachelor, Study Phase 2
  • Lecture and Tutorial
  • Language: English

Further information can be found here.

Topics on Financial Incentives

  • Bachelor, Study Phase 2, and Master
  • Seminar
  • Block Course: Thursday, 17th June, and Friday, 18th June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Registration via email to sekretariat.cassar@ur.de by Friday, 9th April 2021 at the latest

Further information can be found here.

Aware that English is probably not the native language of the participants, possible language barriers are taken into account.


24.02.2021

Dr. Helena Fornwagner to receive funding

Dr. Helena Fornwagner (postdoc at our chair) applied for research funding from the University of Regensburg’s Foundation Lucia and Dr. Otfried Eberz. She was able to convince the foundation board of her proposed project and received funding of 11,500 euros for her research in the field of gender research and competitive behavior.

Congratulations!


27.11.2020

Secretariat on Vacation

The secretariat is on holiday from 22 December to 7 January.

Please note that due to Covid-19 the secretariat is still not occupied personally. Therefore, please carry on sending your requests by e-mail to: sekretariat.cassar@ur.de

They will be processed in the Home Office.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy and well!


4.11.2020

Enactus Regensburg e.V. - Kick-Off 2020 via Zoom

On Thursday, 12th November at 6 p.m., the team of Enactus Regensburg e.V. invites everyone who is interested to their Kick-Off-Meeting 2020 via Zoom.

Enactus Regensburg e.V. is a voluntary student organization with the purpose of helping socially disadvantaged people and the environment. New members are always welcome. The login details for the Zoom meeting can be found on their Facebook and Instagram channel.

For more information about Enactus Regensburg e.V., please follow this link.


27.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar on Parental Leave

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar is on parental leave in winter term 2020/21 (November 2020 - February 2021).


03.07.2020

Guest Lecture in the Course "Social Entrepreneurship"

On Wednesday 8th July at 10.15 a.m. Annika Schneider from "Purpose" will give a guest lecture on "Steward Ownership". The lecture will take place via Zoom in the course "Social Entrepreneurship".


14.05.2020

Guest Lecture in the Course "Social Entrepreneurship"

On Wednesday 20th May at 10.15 a.m. Jens Eckberg from "Thriving Green" will be a guest of the course "Social Entrepreneurship". He will give a lecture on the topic "Thriving Green - Experiences and Learnings in Social Entrepreneurship" via Zoom.


11.05.2020

Guest Lecture in the Course "Social Entrepreneurship"

On Monday, May 18, 12.15 p.m., Bernadette Stöckl from the Social Entrepreneurship Academy will give a lecture on the topic "Socialentrepreneurship Ecosystem and Financing Instruments for Social Entrepreneurs". The lecture will take place via Zoom in the course "Social Entrepreneurship".


24.04.2020

Towards a New Economy: The Social Enterprise

In this video Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar promotes social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change in the relaunch of the economy post Covid-19 and encourages students to get involved.

Towards A New Economy _the Social Enterprise


28.04.2020

Home Office of the Secretary

In accordance with the recommendations of the university management on how to deal with the coronavirus, the following applies to the office hours:

The secretariat is not personally occupied until further notice.

Please address your inquiries by mail to: sekretariat.cassar@ur.de
Your requests will be processed in the Home Office.


Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy and well!


06.04.2020

Courses in the Summer Term

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Bachelor, Study Phase 2
  • Summer Term
  • Lecture and Tutorial

Aware that English is probably not the native language of the participants, possible language barriers are benevolently / indulgently taken into account. I look forward to welcoming many students who wish to take up this challenge.

Corona Update

Given the current situation of the corona virus, an alternative to face-to-face teaching is planned, namely to offer the course online through the conference tool "Zoom". In order to attend the course online, it is necessary for those interested to register for the GRIPS course. Details on the (quite simple) use of Zoom can be found there.


Detailed information about the lecture is available in the course catalogue LSF.

Useful information for exchange students can be found here.


06.04.2020

Econ in Practice: Part 11 - Home Office

As part of the series "Econ in Practice", Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar talks about the opportunities, challenges and limits of working in the home office. More videos and information on the video blog, which deals with the economic aspects of the Corona crisis, can be found here.

Econ In Practice 11


01.10.2019

Welcome to the Chair of Empirical Economics

As of October 1, 2019, Prof. Lea Cassar is professor for economics at the University of Regensburg and holder of the chair in empirical economics. 


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Chair of Empirical Economics

Chairholder

Prof. Lea Cassar, Ph.D.

Lea Cassar Napa Klein

E-Mail: lea.cassar@ur.de

Phone: +49 941 943-2550
Office: RW(L) 5.12

Office hours: by arrangement