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Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner

Project Manager

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

  • 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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  • Lell, O. & Kettner, S. E. (2021). Kurzgutachten zu Amazon Alexa. Eine exemplarische Untersuchung zu den Einsatzmöglichkeiten von digitalen Sprachassistenten für Voice Commerce und IoT-Steuerung und zu den Auswirkungen auf Verbraucherinteressen und Wettb
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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)
  • German Brand Association: Corporate Digital Responsibility (Berlin, May 23, 2019)

Selected moderations

  • 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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  • Federal Office for Radiation Protection: Workshop on the implementation of nudging in UV-protection (Virtual, July 21, 2020)
  • Conference of the BMJV-CDR-Initiative: Experiencing Digitalization: Workshops on the methods (scenario-technique) of the CDR-Initiative (Berlin, April 02, 2019)
  • WZB-Mercator Forum 2018: Big Data 4 Policy (Berlin, December 07, 2018)