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Dr. sc. pol. Steffen Ahrens

Steffen Ahrens

Freie Universität Berlin

School of Business & Economics

Visiting Professor

Boltzmannstr. 20
Room 204
14195 Berlin
  • Dr. sc. pol. in Economics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • PhD program “Quantitative Economics”, Christian-Albrechts- University of Kiel
  • Diploma in Economics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 
  • Academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Research assistant to Professor Dennis J. Snower, Ph.D., Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institute for Economics, Professorship for Theoretical Economics, Kiel
  • Monetary Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral and Experimental Finance

Ahrens, S., Pirschel, I. and Snower, D.J. (2017), A Theory of Price Adjustment under Loss A- version, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, volume 134, pages 78–95. 

Ahrens, S. and Hartmann, M. (2015), Cross-sectional evidence on state-dependent versus time- dependent price setting, Economics Bulletin, volume 35(4), pages 2701–2709. 

Ahrens, S. and Snower, D.J. (2014), Envy, Guilt, and the Phillips Curve. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, volume 99(C), pages 69–84. 

Ahrens, S. and Sacht, S. (2014), Estimating a High-Frequency New-Keynesian Phillips Curve. Empirical Economics, volume 46(2), pages 607–628. 

Ahrens, S. and Snower, D. J. (2012), Auch aus der Sicht von Zentralbanken: Der Mensch als soziales Wesen, IfW-Highlights 2011, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. 

Ahrens, S. (2009), Fiscal Responses to the Financial Crisis, Kiel Policy Brief 11, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. In H. Klodt and H. Lement (eds.) The Crisis and Beyond, 2009. 

Diskussions- und Arbeitspapiere 

Ahrens, S., Bitter, L. and Bosch-Rosa, C. (2020), Coordination under Loss Contracts, Discussion Paper No. 256, Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190. 

Ahrens, S., Bosch-Rosa, C. (2020), The Motivated Beliefs of Financial Decision-Making Under Limited Liability, mimeo.

Bosch-Rosa, C., Kassner, B., and Ahrens, S. (2020), The Effects of Overconfidence on the Political and Financial Behavior of a Representative Sample, mimeo. 

Ahrens, S., Bosch-Rosa, C., Roulund, R.P. (2019), Asset Price Dynamics and Endogenous Trader Overconfidence, mimeo. 

Ahrens, S., Lustenhouwer, J. and Tettamanzi, M. (2018), The Stabilizing Effects of Publishing Strategic Central Bank Projections, mimeo. 

Ahrens, S., Nejati, N. and Pfeiffer, P.L. (2015), Layoff Taxes, Unemployment Insurance, and Business Cycle Fluctuations, Kiel Working Papers No. 1988, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. 

Ahrens, S., Pirschel, I. and Snower, D.J. (2015), Path-Dependent Wage Responsiveness, Kiel Working Papers No. 1977, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Ahrens, S. (2012), Inequality Aversion and the Phillips Curve: Bilateral versus Group Comparison, Kiel Working Papers No. 1802, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. 

Offene Forschungsprojekte 

Ahrens, S., Meissner, T., Debt Aversion in the United States: An Experiment on Intertemporal Consumption Smoothing, work in progress.