Since January 2021, David Karpa is a doctoral researcher (PhD candidate) in the team of Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz (Professorship of Institutional Economics) at the University of Bremen within the Diginomics research project. He completed his studies at the University of Bremen, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Economics (B.Sc., 2018) and a Master's degree in Professional Public Decision Making (M.A., 2020). In his master thesis he conducted an economic experiment to investigate the effect of uncertainty on individuals' willingness to pay for measures against climate change. During his studies, he gained practical experience at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Berlin. His research focuses on institutional change, digitalization, and authoritarian systems. As part of the Diginomics project, he is working on innovations in authoritarian systems.