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Dr. Max Vetter

Project Manager Consumer Research

Dr. Max Vetter
Project Manager Consumer Research

Tel: 030 / 259369-03
Fax: 030 / 259369-09

vetter@conpolicy.de

Max Vetter is project manager for consumer research at ConPolicy and responsible for projects in the field of consumer behavior, consumer policy and sustainability. Another focus of his work is designing and moderating workshops on various topics.

Max studied Psychology at Heidelberg University and the University of Western Ontario (Canada). After his studies, he worked as a research associate and PhD student in the project „The Behavioral Dimension of Social Investment“ at the Centre for Social Investment at Heidelberg University. In his doctoral thesis, Max focused on the possibilities and boundaries of nudging sustainable behavior through choice architectures and the influence of individual environmental attitudes. For his dissertation, he received a scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation.

His research is published in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, in Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology and in Diagnostica and was presented on national and international conferences. Furthermore, Max gives talks around the topics of nudging and behavioral insights.

Prior to joining ConPolicy, Max also worked as a freelancer in human resources consulting and in various consulting projects focusing on organizational development. Professional trainings in systemic consulting and process moderation complete his portfolio.

Selected publications

Selected lectures and presentations

  • Forum: Nudging for climate protection – pros and cons: What is nudging? An introduction (Bremen, Mai 21, 2019)
  • KErn Science Seminar: Healthy by nudges?: Nudging: The potential of effective interventions beyond homo oeconomicus (Bayreuth, February 05, 2019)
  • Darmstadt Transformation Days: Keynote: Change through behavior - changed behavior: The role of communication for individual behavior change (Darmstadt, January 17, 2019)
  • IniVpol-Workshop "Politics together with consumers?": Recipient-construal of consumer policy instruments: Two case studies (Hagen, September 18, 2018)
  • German International Cooperation (GIZ): Conference Biodiv Forests Climate Environment: Panel discussion "Nudging - Gentle nudges or manipulation?" (Bad Neuenahr, June 20, 2018)

Selected moderations

  • German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa: Working group on sustainability (Eschborn, May 28, 2019)
  • Forum Waschen: Washing and cleaning in the circular economy: On the way to a well-rounded matter (Berlin, February 21 to 22, 2019)
  • Staff meeting district authority Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg of Berlin: Workshop "Sustainable behavior in administrations: the case for nudging" (Berlin, November 28, 2018)
  • German International Cooperation (GIZ): Workshop team development (Berlin, November 07, 2018)
  • German International Cooperation (GIZ): Open Space "Partnership Initiatives of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles" (Berlin, October 30, 2018)