Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner

Project Manager Consumer Research

Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner
Project Manager Consumer Research

Tel: 030 / 259369-08
Fax: 030 / 259369-09

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

  • Philipps, R., Thorun, C., Rauber, J. & Kettner, S.E. (2019). Position paper – Security, self-determination, fairness and inclusion: Policy recommendations for consumer policy in an era of digital change. FES WISO Diskurs.
  • Suter, J. et al. (2019). Behvioural study on the digitalisation of the marketing and distance selling of retail financial services. Final report. European Commission – DG JUST.
  • Kettner, S.E. et al. (2019). Privacy Guard - Final Report.
  • Cerulli-Harms, A. et al. (2018). Behavioral study on consumers' engagement in the circular economy. Final report. European Commission – DG JUST.
  • Goeschl, T., Kettner, S.E., Lohse, J., & Schwieren, C. (2018). From Social Information to Social Norms: Evidence from Two Experiments on Donation Behaviour. Games, 9(4), 91.

Selected lectures and presentations

  • 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)
  • BMAS-Conference: CSR-Reporting: "What is Corporate Digital Responsibility – and why does it affect every company?" (Berlin, February 21, 2019)
  • BMJV-Workshop "Digital World": Consent 2.0 - Evaluation of the One-Pager: Potential, reality and outlook (Berlin, November 23, 2018)

Selected moderations

  • 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)