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Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner

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Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner
Project Manager

Tel: +49 (0)30 2359116-13
Fax: +49 (0)30 2359116-99

s.e.kettner@conpolicy.de

Sara Elisa Kettner is responsible for consulting projects and studies in the areas consumer policy and behavioral insights focusing on the topics digitalization, sustainability and corporate digital responsibility.

She has implemented projects for the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and consults companies on their digital responsibility. Furthermore, she worked as a PostDoc at Quadriga University of Applied Science and conducts research on user behavior and privacy in the area of smartphone apps (PrivacyGuard project).

Sara Elisa Kettner studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. During her PhD studies she specialized on behavioral and experimental economics. Previous to joining ConPolicy she was a researcher at the University of Heidelberg and taught undergraduate as well as graduate courses on general economics and experimental economics. Furthermore, she regularly participated in international conferences and research workshops (e.g. Economic Science Association).

Selected publications

  • Michaelsen, F. et al. (2022) Study to identify initiatives to provide local advice to consumers. Report for Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST)
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  • Gossen, M., Frick, V. & Kettner, S.E. (2022). Digital marketing strategies and their influence on sustainable consumption. UBA-Texte 41/2022.
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  • Frick, V., Gossen, M. & Kettner, S. E. (2022): Does online advertising stimulate overconsumption? Ökologisches Wirtschaften, Bd. 37 Nr. 1.
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  • Michaelsen et al. (2022): The impact of influencers on advertising and consumer protection in the Single Market. Study requested by the IMCO committee. European Parliament.
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  • Lell, O., Kettner, S. E., Thorun, C. & Bendig, T. (2021). Verbraucherschutz digital neu denken: Consumer Protection Technologies – Politische Relevanz, Potential und Handlungsbedarf.
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Selected lectures and presentations

  • BDIU-Strategy Forum22: Consumer needs in communication - behavioral science perspective (Berlin, April 8, 2022)
  • OECD CCP-Roundtable: Consumer access and use of their own data (Virtual, April 4, 2022)
  • MULNV-Consumer Forum: Digital Consumer Protection: Innovative Privacy Consent Mangement (Virtual, November 23, 2020)
  • Experimental Economics for the Environment: "Behavioral Insights for Public Policy – A Practitioner's View" (Heidelberg, February 19, 2020)
  • Consumer Protection Forum "Artificial Intelligence and Consumer Policy: Potentials of Consumer Informatics": DATENSCHUTZscanner - Increasing transparency and control for consumers (Stuttgart, April 30, 2019)

Selected moderations

  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection: CDR-Impulse: The digital product pass and AI-based applications for sustainable consumption (Virtual, December 7, 2022)
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  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection: CDR-Impulse: Data minimalism & environmental protection: employees tidy up during digital spring cleaning (Virtual, October 24, 2022)
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  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection: CDR-Impulse: Digitization as a precursor to resource protection or a driver of rebound effects? (Virtual, May 4, 2022)
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  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: CDR-Impulse: Women in Tech (Virtual, December 1, 2021)
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  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: CDR-Impulse: Sustainability Index for AI (Virtual, May 12, 2021)
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