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Dr Leonie Gerhards
Leonie Gerhards is a Lecturer in Economics at King's Business School.

Dr Leonie Gerhards

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Lecturer in Economics

Research subject areas

  • Economics

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Leonie Gerhards is a Lecturer in Economics at King's Business School. Their research focuses on the behavioural factors that influence individuals’ behaviour in organisations and in society in general.

Leonie's goal is to generate novel and sound scientific insights that provide professionals and policy-makers with evidence-based research for sustainable decision-making. In order to study a research topic under investigation, they mainly use theory-informed, controlled experiments and link experimental data to participants’ behaviour outside the laboratory whenever applicable and possible.

Their main research areas include:

  • Organisational economics
  • Overconfidence and response to feedback
  • Social norms and the law
  • Political economy
  • Behavioural and experimental economics

Leonie's research has been published in several journals including The Economic Journal, The European Economic Review, and Experimental Economics. Several of their articles and projects have been featured in blogs and newspapers (in English and other languages).

After studying Economics at the University of Bonn, Leonie completed a PhD in Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt and then worked as a postdoc at Aarhus University (DK) and the University of Hamburg. 

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