In this subproject, led by Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Rieger and Dr. Lei Shih, the cultural, political and economic consequences of globalization and its counter-movements will be examined. The project will be anchored in economics, but will draw on the East Asian and East European competencies of Sinology, Japanology and Slavonic Studies as well as on the expertise of colleagues from political science and law. Possible individual topics are, for example, the "New Silk Road" of China; the approximation and intensification of cultural differences between Europe and East Asia; challenges for democracy through new national forms of government based on control by "big data" and artificial intelligence; de-globalization tendencies following the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Publications

"Opinions on Technology: a Cultural Divide between East Asia and Germany?" (with Mei Wang, Denis Reinhardt and Max Massloch), Review of Behavioral Economics, 2020

"German and Chinese dataset on attitudes regarding COVID-19 policies, perception of the crisis, and belief in conspiracy theories" (with Yanping He-Ulbricht), Data in Brief, 2020

"What makes young people think positively about social distancing during the Corona crisis in Germany?Frontiers in Sociology, 2020

"Secret erosion of the “lockdown”? Patterns in daily activities during the SARS-Cov2 pandemics around the world" (with Mei Wang), Review of Behavioral Economics, 2020

"Happy Savers and Happy Spenders:  An experimental study comparing US Americans and Germans"
(with Amin Ashtiani and Thomas Dudek), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2019.