Colin R. Kuehnhanss

PhD in Economics

Academic affiliation:

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Applied Economics

Professional employment:

European Commission
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Research interests:

Political Economy, Public Choice, Behavioural Economics, Political Decision-Making

Journal articles:

POSO Kühnhanss 2019
Kuehnhanss, C.R. (forthcoming)
The challenges of behavioural insights for effective policy design
Policy and Society, DOI: 10.1080/14494035.2018.1511188
[open access]
JOEP Kühnhanss and Heyndels 2018
Kuehnhanss, C.R. & Heyndels, B. (2018)
All's fair in taxation: A framing experiment with local politicians
Journal of Economic Psychology, 65, 26-40, DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2018.01.004
[accepted manuscript] [slides]
PADM Kühnhanss et al. 2017
Kuehnhanss, C.R., Murdoch, Z., Geys, B. & Heyndels, B. (2017)
Identity, threat aversion, and civil servants' policy preferences: Evidence from the European Parliament
Public Administration, 95(4), 1009-1025, DOI: 10.1111/padm.12348
JCMS Staat and Kühnhanss 2017
Staat, C. & Kuehnhanss, C.R. (2017)
Outside earnings, electoral systems and legislative effort in the European Parliament
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 55(2), 368-386, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12460
EJPE Kühnhanss et al. 2015
Kuehnhanss, C.R., Heyndels, B. & Hilken, K. (2015)
Choice in politics: Equivalency framing in economic policy decisions and the influence of expertise.
European Journal of Political Economy, 40(pt.B), 360-374, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2015.06.001
[accepted manuscript]

Book chapters:

Kuehnhanss, C.R. (2018)
Nudges and nodality tools: New developments in old instruments
In Howlett, M. & Mukherjee, I. (eds.), chapter 15, 227-242, Routledge Handbook of Policy Design, Abingdon: Routledge
[accepted manuscript]


Kuehnhanss, C.R. & Heyndels, B. (2018). When fair isn't fair: Framing taxes and benefits FREE Policy Brief, March


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Department of Applied Economics
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