Think tank

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Bonn, Germany

Initially founded as a Max Planck institute that investigates the provision of collective goods, the ­institute has developed into an international hub that focuses in its research mainly on applied economics and on behavioral law. Moreover, the institute hosts three independent research groups on “moral courage”, “economic cognition”, and “mechanisms of normative change”. The set of researchers from various disciplines, such as economics, law, psychology, and sociology, constitutes a truly interdisciplinary environment that facilitates a cross-fertilization of ideas. The institute’s research expertise covers a wide range of subjects, including the formation of economic preferences, team decision-making, the analysis of credence goods markets, the definition of normative problems that call for legal intervention, the effects of legal interventions, rule generation and rule application, the psychological processes of bystander interventions against norm violations, the cognitive and affective processes leading to choices, and reasoning about social norms.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.coll.mpg.de/

Address:
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 10 53113 Bonn

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Germany
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Year founded
2003
Age (years)
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 18
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Martin Stratmann
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Christoph Engel
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 115
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
43% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
38% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 88
Germany average
 147
Global average
 6,666
2016
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 142
2015
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 143

Social

Subscribers (2019)
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 35
Germany average
 3,620
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
 108
Germany average
 2,640
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 14/01/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: German Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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