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ConsultantTel: +49 221 4981-752 Mail: Potthoff@iwkoeln.de
- Since 2021 at IW
- Until 2020 studies International Business (B.Sc.) at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
- Currently studying for a Master's degree at the IW Akademie/TH Cologne: Behavioral Ethics, Economics and Psychology (M.A.)
In view of the current gas emergency, all consumers are urged to reduce their gas consumption. High prices are seen as the most effective incentive to save gas.
Protecting the climate is one of the greatest challenges our society is currently facing. In view of the heated political and social discussions surrounding this topic, the question naturally arises as to whether behavioral-economic insights can be used to sensitize German society to the dangers of climate change and to motivate it towards more sustainability.
This research work is intended to analyze the economic consequences and ethical challenges that are caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to predict whether one can find a balance within the arising conflict of interest between economy, health and ethics. The solution strategies of Germany, Sweden and South Korea will be compared in order to evaluate different types of crisis management and to finally derive possible lessons from the crisis.