2 FWF projects are awarded to the Department of Economics


Christine Zulehner will receive funding in total of 328,000 Euros from the FWF for two research projects in Industrial Organization.

The projects are part of the DFG research group "Consumer Preferences, Consumer Mistakes, and Firms’ response" lead by Paul Heidhues from University of Düsseldorf. The first project studies the informational content of consumer choice in differentiated product markets and is joint with André Romahn from U Düsseldorf. The second analyzes consumer inertia and switching behavior and is joint with Heiko Karle from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Two 3-year PhD positions will be financed at U Vienna. Both projects will start on 1 September 2023 and run for 4 years.