Academia

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Academia
Patrick Robert Doyle (modified, used with permission)

I'm a post-doc research associate at the Department of Socioeconomics of the » University of Hamburg. I'm holding a summa cum laude doctorate in political economy (» Doctor rerum politicarum) from » Heidelberg University and doing independent research and teaching in theoretical and empirical micro-economics, mostly in the fields of environmental management and economic governance. I'm a scientist to the bone, driven by the mission to conduct and promote world-class academic research that matters and that makes a difference—by drawing out solid andlucid answers to the pressing topical question of how to manage limited resources wisely, and put those answers to good use by supporting important decisions and carrying the argument to implement them. I'm also a supporter of the » open science movement.

Recently

Working Paper

When electric cars (don‘t) help the climate

11 February 2019. A new working paper "Understanding sector-coupling: The general equilibrium emissions effects of electro-technology and renewables deployment" co-authored with » Grischa Perino is now » available on SSRN. It is also under review by » Energy Economics.

Talk

MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019

26 January 2019. Presentation and discussion of the pre-registration proposal "Information Flows and Trust Levels in the 21st Century: A Nationally Representative Micro-Panel Re-Investigation" (co-authored with » Cornelia Neuert) at the » MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019 at Mannheim, Germany. Thanks to » Nate, » Eike and » Alex for organizing this inspiring get-together, and » Bert for valuable comments on our proposal. Slides are available here. We have taken second place out of 37 submissions.

Shortly

Working Paper

Why you cannot change your carbon footprint by saving electricity in the EU

A new working paper "Energy efficiency promotion backfires under cap-and-trade" co-authored with » Grischa Perino will be shortly available on » SSRN

Working Paper

I'm in a hurry, I don't want to know!

A new working paper "I'm in a hurry, I don't want to know! Expanding moral wiggle room under time pressure" co-authored with  » Johannes Lohse from the University of Birmingham will be shortly available on » SSRN

Working Paper

Your boss is watching you. Now what?  

A new working paper "Does the observability of monitoring promote or hinder cooperation? Experimental evidence from sequential prisoners' dilemma games" co-authored with » Michalis Drouvelis  and » Johannes Lohse from the University of Birmingham will be shortly available on » SSRN