Maj-Britt Sterba


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz. An economist by training, I did my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods with a focus on fairness attitudes towards economic inequality. I received a B.A. in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth and a M.Sc. in Economics at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in Behavioural Economics & Game Theory. My research focuses on studying which inequalities people perceive as just or unjust with the help of experimental and survey methods. Building on my background in philosophy,  I  also draw from normative justice theories to inform my research. At the Cluster, I am part of the project “Political elites and inequality: Information, heuristics and policy” that studies decision processes of elected politicians with respect to various forms of inequality. 

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