About Us

The main purpose of our group is to advance research on the economics of privacy. We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the fields of economics, behavioral sciences, and computer science. Our research combines theoretical and empirical methods including economic modeling, experiments, and econometrics.

Inaugural meeting, August 30th, 2010 at DIW Berlin. From left to right: S. Preibusch, V. Roth, N. Jentzsch, R. Böhme

We hope to advance research by strengthening knowledge exchange on the economic implications of disclosure, collection and transmission of personal information. This area is important because innovations in information technology have enabled the large-scale processing of personal data in everyday economic transactions. This development is about to reshape markets. The researchers listed on this website already work together in cooperation projects. Other researchers interested in joining this group are welcome to contact the secretariat for further information.