Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner

Project Manager

Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner
Project Manager

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

Sara Elisa Kettner is responsible for consulting projects and studies in the areas consumer policy and behavioral insights focusing on the topics digitalization, privacy 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

  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2021). Online-Gaming – Overview on data and facts from Germany. Factsheet commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
  • Suter, J. et. al. (2021). Consumers’ engagement in the circular economy: results from a large-scale behavioural experiment and survey in the EU. In Nissen, N. F. & Jaeger-Erben, M. (Ed.), PLATE – Product lifetimes and the environment (pp. 769-776)
  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun. C. (2021). Corporate Digital Responsibility – Results from a representative consumer survey. Factsheet commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2021). IoT for Consumers within the Smart Home. In Leupold, A., Wiebe, A. & Glossner, S. (Ed.), IT-Recht - Recht, Wirtschaft und Technik der digitalen Transformation (4th ed., pp. 1152-1162).
  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2020). Consumers’ usage and experiences with social media and messenger-services - Results of an online-representative survey. Factsheet commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

Selected lectures and presentations

  • 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)
  • ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie: Behavioral Insights – What affects consumer behavior? (Dresden, May 14, 2019)
  • 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 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)
  • Systain/ConPolicy Leaders' Circle - Corporate Digital Responsibility: Workshop "Beyond GDPR, voluntary measures to improve customers' privacy" (Berlin, September 27, 2018)
  • re:publica 2018: Corporate Digital Responsibility: What is our responsibility as a company in the digital economy? (Berlin, May 03, 2018)