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Health - Economics - 24.11.2023
I Eat What You Eat
I Eat What You Eat
Primary school children influence their peers' snack purchases, as revealed by a study conducted at the University of Bonn Do primary school children influence the snack purchases of their peers? A study by the University of Bonn reveals that they do indeed. In the presence of friends or classmates, kids are more likely to choose the unhealthier, but also the cheaper option.

Economics - 13.11.2023
'Your blood donation has been used' - How feedback text messages motivate people to donate blood
’Your blood donation has been used’ - How feedback text messages motivate people to donate blood
In Germany, 14,000 blood donations are needed every day for operations, accident victims or immunocompromised patients. But how can people be motivated to donate blood? A new study shows how blood donation services can inform donors by text message about the use of their donation - with a positive effect.

Economics - Music - 31.10.2023
Music on YouTube benefits unknown artists - but reduces revenues of the big players
Music on YouTube benefits unknown artists - but reduces revenues of the big players
Music hits that are made available for free by users on YouTube are less in demand on platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music. For the broad mass of lesser-known artists, on the other hand, uploading to YouTube by users can help them gain more attention and thus revenue via more lucrative platforms.

Environment - Economics - 18.09.2023
Is there more to palm oil than deforestation?
Is there more to palm oil than deforestation?
Research team led by Göttingen University investigates consumer understanding of sustainable palm oil in Germany Palm oil is the world's most produced and consumed vegetable oil and everyone knows that its production can damage the environment. But do consumers have the full picture? In fact, replacing palm oil with rapeseed oil would require a four to five-fold increase in the amount of land needed.

Economics - Innovation - 12.09.2023
Taking employees' fears seriously
Taking employees’ fears seriously
Digital transformation and the associated changes in operational processes can trigger fears among employees that have a negative impact on their engagement at work. Companies must actively counteract these fears to prevent transformation processes from failing. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the Universities of Göttingen and Groningen on more than 1,000 employees in the finance organization of a multinational company in Germany.

Environment - Economics - 25.08.2023
Study calls for improvements in climate protection
Study calls for improvements in climate protection
Carbon credits from avoided deforestation often fail to deliver what they promise Projects that reduce deforestation often sell carbon credits - for instance, to consumers purchasing airline tickets. However, over 90 percent of these project credits do not actually offset greenhouse gas emissions. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands), the University of Bonn, the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and the European Forest Institute in Barcelona (Spain).

Environment - Economics - 19.07.2023
Protection of the rainforest also economically valuable
Protection of the rainforest also economically valuable
Researchers compare real forest losses with simulated agricultural decisions The destruction of the rainforest means not only loss of biodiversity, but also high social costs due to the release of greenhouse gases. Tropical forests sequester carbon from the atmosphere, helping to regulate the global climate.

Environment - Economics - 15.05.2023
Paper-based packaging has a good eco-image
Study by the University of Bonn examines how the type of packaging influences purchase intention German consumers consider paper-based packaging to be particularly environmentally friendly. Nevertheless, they tend to be skeptical about innovative products such as paper-based bottles. This is shown by a recent study by the University of Bonn and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Economics - 07.03.2023
Stereotypes influence whether people buy stocks
Stereotypes influence whether people buy stocks
Image of stock owners as "selfish gamblers" inhibits investments Whether people invest in stocks depends on what they think about stockholders. This is what a team led by Luca Henkel, a member of the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence: Markets & Public Policy at the University of Bonn, found out.

Health - Economics - 24.02.2023
Research team calls for stricter regulation of breast milk substitutes
Research team calls for stricter regulation of breast milk substitutes
Most health and nutrition claims on food products for infants, i.e. substitutes for breast milk, are hardly or not at all supported by high-quality scientific evidence. This is the conclusion of an international study from 15 countries in which scientists from Leipzig University Hospital took part.



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