Markus Eyting wins EEA Young Economist Award

For his work on discrimination, Markus Eyting was awarded the Young Economist Award 2023 of the European Economic Association (EEA). The award is given to young researchers for outstanding contributions presented during the association’s annual congress.
In his study, Markus shows how motivated reasoning—our tendency to hold biased beliefs— plays a substantial role in driving discrimination and that traditional information interventions are ineffective in countering these biased beliefs. Through a series of experiments, Markus unravels the relationship between motivated beliefs and ethnic discrimination. This research also identifies strategies to directly address bias and combat unequal treatment – in the context of policy decisions and through further scientific discussion.
Further information about the paper and the award can be found here.