Overcoming resistance to COVID-19 vaccination: new evidence

Behavioural economist Dr. Katrin Schmelz of the University of Konstanz and her Santa Fe Institute colleague Prof. Dr. Samuel Bowles show that enforcing SARS-CoV-2 vaccination should be avoided: mandates would undermine intrinsic motivation to vaccinate in many people, and bear high social and political costs.

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Climate rapid test for corals funded

Save the corals: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation funds the University of Konstanz rapid test “CBASS” to assess the climate resilience of corals with a total of 4 million dollars

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Germans (mis-)understand inequality

In their new “Inequality Barometer”, Konstanz researchers demonstrate: The German population often assesses the level of inequality incorrectly, underestimating wealth inequality in particular. This also has political consequences.

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