Dr. Renke Schmacker


renke.schmacker [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
D 105
Research Fellow of the Research Department
Research Fellow of the Research Department

Research fields

Behavioral Economics | Experimental Economics | Public Economics


since 2023 Research Fellow, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

2020-2023, Post-doc, University of Lausanne

2020 PhD in Economics, FU Berlin

2015 MSc in Economics, HU Berlin

2012 BSc in Economics, Leuphana University

Selected Publications

Schmacker, Smed (2023): Sin Taxes and Self Control, AEJ: Economic Policy, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2023, pp. 1-34.

Castagnetti, Schmacker (2022): Protecting the Ego: Motivated Information Selection and Updating, European Economic Review, Vol. 142, 2022, 104007. 

Friedrichsen, König, Schmacker (2018): Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 168, 2018, pp. 174-192.