Christian Jung studied agricultural sciences in Gttingen and worked at the University of Munich after obtaining his doctorate, where he qualified as a professor in 1992 with his thesis on the molecular genome analysis of crops. In 1993 he became the director of the Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding at the University of Kiel.
Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels (35), Experimental Economics, University of Cologne (1.55 million euros)
Axel Ockenfels' research deals with peoples' behaviour when making economic decisions, or, to be more precise, what strategic and rational factors affect these decisions. Using game theory Axel Ockenfels has developed a behavioural model that can be used to both explain and predict apparently contradictory economic decision-making patterns. Online auction sites and markets are a focal point of his research. He uses novel experimental techniques to analyse the strategic bidding behaviour and the auction rules of Internet platforms and has in this way made highly complex real-life markets accessible to scientifically sound investigation. His most recent work has dealt with market architecture, promising not only great potential for basic research but also for the organisation of modern markets. Axel Ockenfels has published several groundbreaking papers in leading international economic journals and is currently one of the most frequently cited authors of his field of research.
Axel Ockenfels obtained his doctorate in economics from the University of Magdeburg in 1998 and qualified as a professor three
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