Prof. Dr. Sarah Necker
Chair of Economics
Sarah Necker studied Economics at Philipps University Marburg and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). From 2008 to 2014, she was a doctoral candidate and Reacherch Assistant at the chair of Professor Lars P. Feld, first at the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg and from September 2010 at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg.
From 2010 to 2022, she was also a Research Associate at the Walter Eucken Institute, where she assumed a managing position in 2016. Research visits took her to the University of Chicago (USA) and the Université de Rennes 1 (France). Since 2022, she has been Professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Director of the Ludwig Erhard ifo Institute for Social Market Economy and Institutional Economics.
Her research focuses on public finance and behavioral economics.
Collaborative Tax Evasion in the Provision of Services to Consumers: A Field Experiment†
In: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 13 (2021), p. 185-216
Cheat or perish? A theory of scientific customs
In: Research Policy 48 (2019), Article No.: 103792
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Depressing dependence? Transfers and economic growth in the German states, 1975–2005
In: Regional Studies 51 (2017), p. 1815-1825
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Why do scientists cheat? Insights from behavioral economics
In: Review of Social Economy 74 (2016), p. 98-108
Household risk taking after the financial crisis
In: Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 59 (2016), p. 141-160