Justina A.V. Fischer
Sapere aude

Sapere Aude:

Latin for 'dare to know', 'have enough courage to acquire knowledge' (in place of simply believing what others are telling you)


My motivation as researcher is to discover structures in society and comprehend people's motivation for doing things - be it in markets or any other realm of human behavior.

Even though an economist by training, I believe that the concept of rational decision-making (although possibly bounded and biased) is a useful tool for investigating into human activities in general.

For this philosophy of viewing myself as social scientist, my areas of research are very broad, covering issues of subjective well-being over terrorist activity to social capital, without neglecting some traditional politico-economic research questions.


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