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Micha Kaiser

Micha Kaiser.

Senior Research Associate, El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy

PhD (University of Hohenheim)

Research interests

The theoretical and empirical analysis of consumer behaviour and (behavioural) public policy; health behaviour; health policy evaluation; social data science, machine learning, and econometrics.

Micha Kaiser is a member of the Economics and Policy subject group.

Professional experience

Micha Kaiser is an economist by training and a future-oriented professional with hands-on experience in managing in-depth research projects. He is well-versed in the application of statistical/quantitative methods to solve policy, consumer, and health economic problems based on primary and secondary data.

Previous appointments

From 2017 to 2019, Micha Kaiser was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Consumer, Markets, and Policy at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Between 2020 and 2022, he held a (tenure track) assistant professorship in Consumer Research Methods at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Awards & honours

  • Young Researcher Paper Award, Ideas & more, 2020

Selected publications

Kaiser, M., Otterbach, S. and Sousa-Poza, A. (2022) “Using machine learning to uncover the relation between age and life satisfaction.” Scientific Reports, 12(1): 5263 (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-09018-x)

Reisch, L.A., Sunstein, C.R. and Kaiser, M. (2021) “What do people want to know? Information avoidance and food policy implications.” Food Policy, 102: 102076 (DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102076)

Kaiser, M., Bernauer, M., Sunstein, C.R. and Reisch, L.A. (2020) “The power of green defaults: the impact of regional variation of opt-out tariffs on green energy demand in Germany.” Ecological Economics, 174: 106685 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106685)

Kaiser, M. (2019) “Benford’s Law as an indicator of survey reliability: can we trust our data?” Journal of Economic Surveys, 33(5): 1602-1618 (DOI: 10.1111/joes.12338)

Kaiser, M., Reutter, M., Sousa-Poza, A. and Strohmaier, K. (2018) “Smoking and local unemployment: evidence from Germany.” Economics and Human Biology, 29: 138-147 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2018.02.004)

Contact details

Micha Kaiser
El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

[email protected]