First Freiburg PhD-Workshop on the Economics of Criminal Behavior


  • Beginn: 30.09.2024
  • Ende: 02.10.2024
  • Ort: Freiburg, Fürstenbergstr. 19
  • Raum: Seminarraum (F 113)
  • Gastgeber: Unabhängige Forschungsgruppe „Behavioral Economics of Crime and Conflict“
  • Kontakt:

We are thrilled to announce the first Freiburg PhD-Work­shop on the “Economics of Criminal Behavior”. The work­shop takes place September 30 to October 2, 2024. It promises unique opportunities for early career researchers to connect with leading experts, engage in lively discussions surrounding the topics of criminal behavior and crime prevention from innovative perspectives, and to present own ideas and projects for constructive feedback. More­over, the timing of the Freiburg workshop directly connects it to this year's Transatlantic Workshop on the Econom­ics of Crime (TWEC) at ETH Zurich. This allows our participants to travel on directly from Freiburg to Zurich (which is just two hours by train).

Key Features

  • Keynote lectures: Join us for insightful presentations by leading scholars in the field:
    Anna Bindler, University of Cologne
    Christian Traxler, Hertie School Berlin
  • Compact course: Improve your understanding of the fundamental principles and methodol­o­gies in the economics of crime through a compact course offered by Wladislaw Mill.
  • Participant presentations: Present your research: we welcome all contributions relevant to the study of crime and crime prevention, ranging from early-stage research ideas up to finished projects. The workshop provides excellent opportunities to receive constructive feedback on your work.
  • MAXLab visit: Experience cutting-edge technology firsthand in our experimental virtual reality lab, the MAXLab. Explore innovative approaches to studying criminal behavior through immersive virtual environments.

Application deadline: July 15, 2024.

How to apply: Interested PhD students and early-stage postdocs are invited to submit their applications via this web­site, including

  • a short research proposal / extended abstract (~ 1 page / 400 words) for a project or paper that you would like to present at the workshop,
  • your CV, and
  • (optionally) a reference letter.

Successful applicants will be notified in early August.

Registration fee: There is no registration fee for this workshop. In addition, accommodation (incl. breakfasts) + two lunches + all coffee breaks + two dinners are covered. Participants only need to cover their travel expenses and their dinner on the free evening.

Limited capacity: Please note that we want everyone to receive useful feedback on their work and have ample opportunity to network; therefore, the workshop can only accommodate a limited number of participants.

Program outline  
09/30/2024 Arrival, Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder (Director of the Criminology Department), Keynote Lecture 1, City Tour, Dinner
10/01/2024 Compact Course, Participant Presentations, MAXLab visit, Free Evening (at own expense)
10/02/2024 Compact Course, Participant Presentations, Keynote Lecture 2, Dinner
10/03/2024 Breakfast & Farewell, Departure / Onward Travel to TWEC in Zurich

For any questions or inquiries, please contact .

We look forward to seeing you in Freiburg!

Kind regards,

Maximilian Schmitt & Hannes Rusch

Independent Research Group “Behavioral Economics of Crime and Conflict
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
Freiburg i. Br., Germany

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