Can CO2 compensations do more harm than good?

The holiday season is around the corner and it looks like the Covid-19 crisis isn't thwarting peoples travel plans after all. But besides the especially tricky decision vacationers face particularly this year whether to fly, take the train, bus or travel by car to its aspired destination, the general question arises in the context of … Continue reading Can CO2 compensations do more harm than good?

How We deceive Ourselves on Pro-Environmental Commitment[1]

[1] The idea of this blog post is partly based on the article of Herrmann, S. (2020): “Wieso wir uns selbst belügen”. Süddeutsche Zeitung. <https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/umwelt-nachhaltigkeit-selbstbetrug-1.4936883?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-de-DE&gt; (accessed on June 23, 2020). Recently I discovered a major mistake I did while designing a questionnaire. For an empirical investigation whether the relocation of the university library to a … Continue reading How We deceive Ourselves on Pro-Environmental Commitment[1]

Discussion of de-growth concepts in times of COVID-19

Higher, faster, further – stop! 2020 hits people worldwide in an unexpected way. Within shortest time, people were forced to stay at home, flights were cancelled, shops closed, economies slowed down. Only a few months ago, hardly anyone would have thought that this might be possible in our dynamic world. People were just recovering from … Continue reading Discussion of de-growth concepts in times of COVID-19

Fast fashion – the deadlock for a sustainable fashion industry?

When we think about climate change and pollution, the first things that come to mind are usually means of transport like cars and planes and nutrition with respect to regionality and meat consumption. But the fashion industry is also one of the largest polluters of the world.  In the last 30 years the fashion apparel … Continue reading Fast fashion – the deadlock for a sustainable fashion industry?

The Future is Female. Women Quotas and their Effect on Gender-Biases.

Even though economists tried to understand the human being for a very long time as a rationally behaving actor, its merely accepted now, that the choices people make stem from a bounded rationality that has an impact on their attempt to optimize their behaviour. Bohnet (2016) describes this phenomenon when she says: „(…) people make … Continue reading The Future is Female. Women Quotas and their Effect on Gender-Biases.

Recommender System for Sustainable Digital Marketing (Choice Architecture in Netflix)

Once you join Netflix to enjoy a movie, it provides you with a large bulk of choices. Among the choices most of them are your favorites. The recommendations make you wonder how an artificial system has done such magic? There is a story behind it that talks based on sustainable digital marketing. The right decisions … Continue reading Recommender System for Sustainable Digital Marketing (Choice Architecture in Netflix)

The Effects of oil bunkering in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.

Apart from other revenue generating natural resources in Nigeria such as such as coal, minerals, natural gas and so on .Oil  constitutes the major source of revenue in the federal republic of Nigeria through its exportation to various countries of the world, and it is majorly located in the Niger-Delta region  which should regard it … Continue reading The Effects of oil bunkering in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.

Fox and Friends? – How identity-motivated reasoning threatens public debate

Every morning US-president Donald Trump watches Fox and Friends, the early morning show on Fox News. He gave 92 percent of his interviews to Fox News or its subsidiary Fox News Business. At the same time, Fox News is among the most important TV channels in the US, reaching on average 2.5 million people per day. … Continue reading Fox and Friends? – How identity-motivated reasoning threatens public debate

The Male to Female Child Preferences in African Homes,its Implications and the way forward.

Over the past years, the phenomenon of male to female child preferences has persisted in several parts of the world. However in places like Africa, the bias between male to female child preference occurs to be more pronounced as most people consider the male child as the crowning glory in African marriages.And as a result, … Continue reading The Male to Female Child Preferences in African Homes,its Implications and the way forward.