UmweltökonomikDr. Madeline Werthschulte


Tel. +49 6221 54 8013
Fax +49 6221 54 8020

E-Mail: madeline.werthschulte@awi.uni-heidelberg.de

Raum: 217 (Bergheimer Str. 20)

Private Website

Research Interest & Short CV

Research Interests

  • Environmental and energy economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Field and lab experiments

Education and Employment

  • Since 09/2023: Post-doctoral researcher, AWI, Heidelberg University
  • 2020-2023: Post-doctoral researcher, ZEW Mannheim
  • 05/2022: Vising researcher, University of Alabama
  • 2021: PhD in Economics, University of Münster
  • 2016-2021: Researcher, University of Münster
  • 02/2020: Visiting researcher, Australian National University
  • 01-04/2019: Visiting researcher, University of Alabama
  • 2016: MSc in Economics, University of Münster
  • 2014: BSc in Economics, University of Münster


Refereed Publications

  • Werthschulte, M. (2023). Present focus and billing systems: Testing ‘pay-as-you-go’ vs. ‘pay-later.’ Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 212, 108-121. 
  • Werthschulte, M. & Löschel, A. (2021). On the role of present bias and biased price beliefs in household energy consumption. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 109, 102500.

Working Papers

  • Can self-set goals encourage resource conservation? Field experimental evidence from a smartphone app, with Andreas Löschel and Matthias Rodemeier.
  • ‘More bang for the buck’? Experimental evidence on the mechanisms of an energy efficiency subsidy, with Lara Bartels.
  • COVID-19 and the formation of energy conservation routines: Disentangling the relative importance of attention and income shocks, with Andreas Löschel, Michael Price and Laura Razzolini.