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The research group explores prosocial behavior in different contexts and against the backdrop of 21st century developments and challenges, in particular digitalization, climate change, and global interdependencies. It explores the fundamental determinants of prosocial behavior and whether findings related to specific prosocial behaviors are transferable to other contexts. In addition, it examines how prosocial behavior can be promoted. Methodologically, the research group works at the interface of experimental and behavioral economics as well as applied empirical microeconomics, drawing specifically on field experiments and large household surveys.