May 4, 2022

Working Group Logistics & Transportation Meeting 2022

The working group of the German Association for Operations Research on logistics and transportation meets on July 7th & 8th 2022 in Bonn, Germany. The host of this year's meeting is Data Analytics Center of Excellence of DHL Deutsche Post Group located in Bonn. We invite abstracts (50-100 words) for an oral presentation at the meeting. Please send your abstract no later than June 15th 2022 to bwl-pl@ovgu.de. For registration please fill out the registration form. Hope to meet you in Bonn soon.



Sep 9, 2021

How Can We Encourage Private Households to Install Photovoltaic Systems?

While the environmental benefits of installing photovoltaic systems are clear, the costs can remain off-putting for private households. In this video, I explore the relevance of the peer effect (neighbors already having the technology) in a decision to install a photovoltaic system. Establishing an installed base and considering fixed effects alongside an instrumental variable approach, Johannes Rode (main author) and I find that peer effects are most prominent on a very local level i.e. within a distance of 100m. We also show that the visibility of an existing photovoltaic system plays a vital role in its potential influence in the neighborhood.

Aug 5, 2021

New Publication

In this new publication Stefan Tscharaktschiew (TU Dresden) and I investigate the substitution between bicycling and public transport in school travel focusing on an underrated determinant in the literature – the personal effort (e.g. energy input in terms of kcal) of students when traveling by bike (or walk).