briq is a research platform seeking to advance innovative thinking about the sources and consequences of inequality while pushing the frontiers of behavioral economics research.



March 23, 2022

Broad public support for strategies to reduce German energy dependence on Russia


our mission

briq’s activities are based on three pillars: (1) conducting and facilitating excellent international research, (2) promoting talented young scholars at the start of their careers, (3) communicating research findings to enrich public debates with scientific insights.

upcoming events

  • 3rd briq beliefs workshop
    May 12-13, 2022. Guests may follow the stream via Zoom (Q&A disabled).
  • Briq & J-PAL Europe: Evidence-informed policymaking in Germany and beyond
    June 22 – 24, 2022
  • 3rd HCEO/briq Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (SSSI) 2022
    June 27 – July 1, 2022
  • Early Career Behavioral Economics (ECBE), hosted by briq
    July 7-8, 2022
  • BGSE/briq Applied Microeconomics Workshop
    2022 summer term

people at briq

We bring young talent together with innovative researchers and cross-disciplinary experts from around the world to enhance our understanding of inequality, human capital, labor markets, and behavioral economics. Our research team is led by Armin Falk and Florian Zimmermann.

Armin Falk
Florian Zimmermann

upcoming visitors

Academic research at an internationally oriented institute like briq strongly relies on the personal exchange of thoughts and ideas. After two years of pandemic-related travel and workplace restrictions, we are happy to welcome visiting scholars again this year (see currently scheduled visits).

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Behavioral aspects and inequality consequences of climate change are an important part of the briq research agenda. In order to also make our own contribution to limiting global warming, we have reduced our carbon footprint and acquired climate certificates to offset our remaining greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, events, and business travel. We are proud that briq is now certified as a carbon-neutral institute.


Institute on Behavior & Inequality
Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 5–9
53113 Bonn, Germany