Maja Adena

Senior Researcher at WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Maja Adena is a senior researcher and Vice Director of the Research Unit: "Economics of Change", at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. She received her Ph.D. degree in Economics at the Free University of Berlin in 2013. Her academic interests are mainly in the field of public economics, especially charitable giving and non-profit organizations. Several of her studies involve (field) experiments on the optimal design of a fundraising campaign. In the field of political economy she works on persuasion, studying the question of how far the media can influence individual preferences and behavior. Her research is also concerned with poverty and deprivation and how it impacts individual well-being. She has published articles in such journals as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Management Science, and Journal of Public Economics.