Joshua Henkel

Foto Joshua Henkel

External Ph.D. Candidate





  • Behavioral Economics
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Green Nudges

Personal details

Joshua Henkel was a research associate (PhD student) in the working group of Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes at the University of Bremen from September 2016 until March 2021. He studied Biology at the University of Gießen (B.Sc. 2012 and M.Sc. 2014). Within the context of his dissertation he investigates green nudging, consumer behavior and concepts of economic sustainability.


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2008-2012 University of Gießen: Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • 2012-2014 University of Gießen: Master of Science in Biology.
  • 2016-2021 University of Bremen: PhD candidate in Economics.


Projects in Progress

"Electricity Consumption and Green Nudging – a Behavioral Model on Long-Term Effectiveness", in preparation for submission, 2018, pp. 1-19 (together with Christian Cordes, and Georg Schwesinger)

“Establishing Sustainable Consumption - How Future Policies can Channel Consumer Preferences”, in preparation for submission, 2018, pp. 1-31 (together with Georg Schwesinger).

“Emergence and Collapse of Cooperation: The Asymmetry Between Generation and Breakdown of Institutional Arrangements in a Multidisciplinary Perspective”, in preparation for submission, 2018, pp. 1-36 (together with Christian Cordes, Wolfram Elsner, Claudius Gräbner, Torsten Heinrich, Henning Schwardt, Georg Schwesinger, and Tong-Yaa Su).

Other Publications

Review of: Henrich, Joseph: " The Secret of our Success - How Culture is driving Human Evolution, domesticating our Species, and making us smarter.", in: Journal of Bioeconomics, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2018, pp. 331-334.