Dr. Dr. Hannes Rusch

Research Group Leader
Independent Research Group Behavioral Economics of Crime and Conflict
+49 761 7081-289

Curriculum Vitae

Current positions

  • Since 2023: Research group leader, Department of Criminology, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg, Germany
  • Since 2022: Associate professor (with tenure), Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Independent Research Group


MANUNKIND: Determinants and Dynamics of Collaborative Exploitation

Chattel slavery and other forms of collaborative exploitation are with us since ancient times, inflicting unfathomable suffering on countless generations of victims. And even though slav­ery is outlawed globally today, its modern-day successors continue to cause severe harm for… more

DISGRID: Discrimination and Group Identities

Opportunities in life in Europe de facto hinge on group member­ships that de jure should not matter for individual outcomes – prompting EC president Ursula von der Leyen to press for renewed efforts to answer the question: “Why do racism and discrimination endure in our… more

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