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David Karpa, M.A.

David Karpa

Doctoral researcher


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.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position


Since 01/2021

Doctoral researcher (PhD student), Professorship of Institutional Economics, University of Bremen

Work experience 

03/2020 - 05/2020

Intern, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Berlin
11/2018 - 08/2020Student Assistant, Chair of Economics, esp. Innovation and Structural Economics, University of Bremen
04/2017 - 09/2017

Tutor for microeconomics, University of Bremen


Educational background


2018 - 2020

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Professional Public Decision Making at the University of Bremen. Title of MA Thesis: "Climate Change Mitigation Behaviour under Uncertainty"

2014 - 2018

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics at the University of Bremen. Title of BA Thesis: "Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe"


Address: Max-von-Laue-Straße 1, 28359 Bremen

Building: WiWi2, Room: F 2280

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