Chair of Empirical Economic Research

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The members of the Chair of Empirical Economic Research focus on the empirical analysis of household saving behaviour, pension plan choice and insurance decisions as well as health economic questions in general. Methodologically, our emphasis lies on behaviroural approaches and their econometric implementation, the design and analysis of household surveys and the measurement of preferences and expectations in surveys and laboratory experiments. Moreover we engage in the development of econometric models for latent variables and the related estimation techniques.

In an ongoing long-term research project the effects of the introduction of Medicare Part D in the US are investigated. This is joint work with nobel laureate Daniel McFadden (UC Berkeley und University of Southern California), Florian Heiss (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) and Amelie Wuppermann (LMU). In other research projects we cooperate with Thomas Crossley (University of Essex), Stefan Hoderlein (Boston College), Daniel Houser (George Mason University), Iris Kesternich (Leuven), Michael Kosfeld (Frankfurt), Melanie Lührmann (Royal Holloway), Heiner Schumacher (Aarhus), Marta Serra-Garcia (UC San Diego), Bettina Siflinger (Mannheim) and James Smith (RAND, Santa Monica).

Within the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) Joachim Winter and his team are particpating in the following research centers:

  • Munich Experimental Laboratory for Economic and Social Sciences (MELESSA)
  • Munich Center of Health Sciences (MC-Health)
  • LMU-ifo Economics and Business Data Center (EBDC)