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Fadong Chen

Fadong Chen

 Research Interests: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Decision Science, Neuroeconomics

Title of Thesis: Cognitive Processes of Social Decision Making

Job Market Paper: Sequential Sampling Process with Intuition (with Ian Krajbich)

General Introduction: I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Urs Fischbacher, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz. I am also a research assistant at the Thurgau Institute of Economics, Switzerland, and an associated member at the Graduate School of Decision Science, University of Konstanz. I am broadly interested in behavioral economics, experimental economics and neuroeconomics. My research primarily seeks to better understand social preferences and social norms by investigating the cognitive mechanisms of economic decision making. 

Personal Website: Fadong Chen


Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. School of Management at Zhejiang University, Assistant Professor, September 2017.

Friederike Luise Kelle

Research Interests

self-determination, territory, subnational conflict, sovereignty referendums, elites, decentralization

Title of Thesis

To Claim or not to Claim? Territory, Violence, and Framing in Subnational Demands for Self-Determination

Job Market Paper

Kelle, F. L. (2016). To Claim or Not to Claim? How Territorial Value Shapes Demands for Self-Determination. Comparative Political Studies (Online first).

General Introduction

I am a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Decisions Sciences, where I work with Prof. Gerald Schneider and Prof. Nils Weidmann, as well as with Prof. David Carter at Princeton University. Before coming to Konstanz for my PhD, I studied in Berlin and Princeton. My doctoral thesis is concerned with the role of territory in subnational demands for self-determination. I argue that groups are more likely to demand greater self-rule and use violence to pursue these claims when they value their territory for symbolic reasons. In my postdoctoral research project, I will investigate the role of elite competition in subnational sovereignty referendums.

Website: Friederike Luise Kelle