DAAD-PPP Australien

Climate & social preferences: Do climate conditions causally determine social preferences?

The envisaged project focuses on climate and social preferences. Specifically, it is driven by the research question on whether climate conditions causally determine social preferences. The project will result in the generation of two novel data sets that combine economic preference and bias measures with climate data. These data will be made available to the scientific community. In particular, they will serve as starting point for further cooperation. Using these newly generated data sets the PIs will test, for the first time, two new hypotheses for the relationship between weather and behaviour. First, they will test if weather conditions are determinants of preferences and decision making and therefore contribute to global disparities in development. Second, they will test whether the incidence of bias such as loss aversion and present bias is affected by climate. The results of both empirical analyses will be disseminated within the research community. The implications of the study will also be communicated to a wider public, stakeholders and policy-makers via press releases, social media and popular writing.


Jan 01, 2023 until Dec 31, 2024

Funding Agency

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

Funding Call

Personenbezogenes Austauschprogramm


Leonie Wenz