Micha Kaiser

Senior Research Associate

El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy

PhD (University of Hohenheim)

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

Micha Kaiser.

My details

Contact details

[email protected]

Academic area

Economics and Policy

Professional experience

Micha Kaiser is an economist by training and a future-oriented professional with hands-on experience in managing in-depth research projects. A senior research associate at the El-Erian Institute of Behavioural Economics and Policy, 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.

Selected publications

Decrinis, L., Freibichler, W., Kaiser, M., Sunstein, C.R. and Reisch, L.A. (2023) “Sustainable behaviour at work: how message framing encourages employees to choose electric vehicles.” Business Strategy and the Environment (DOI: 10.1002/bse.3441) (published online May 2023)

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)

Awards and honours

  • Young Researcher Paper Award, Ideas & more, 2020