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

  • Thorun, C. & Kettner, S.E. (2020). Corporate Digital Responsibility – Data Responsibility?. In Bertelsmann Stiftung, Wittenberg-Zentrum für Globale Ethik (Ed.), Unternehmensverantwortung im digitalen Wandel (1st ed., pp. 176-182).
  • Kettner, S.E., Thorun, C. & Spindler, G. (2020). Innovative Privacy Consent Management. Final Report. Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
  • Kettner, S.E., Münsch, M. & Thorun, C. (2020) Möglichkeiten des Einsatzes von Nudging im Strahlenschutz am Beispiel UV-Schutz. Ressortforschungsberichte zum Strahlenschutz ; 161/20. Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS).
  • Rzepecka, J. et al. (2020). Economic aspects of geographical indication protection at EU level for non-agricultural products in the EU. Final report. European Commission – DG GROW.
  • Goeschl, T., Kettner, S.E., Lohse, J. & Schwieren, C. (2020). How much can we learn about voluntary climate action from behavior in public goods games? Ecological Economics, Volume 17.

Selected lectures and presentations

  • 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)
  • BMAS-Conference: CSR-Reporting: "What is Corporate Digital Responsibility – and why does it affect every company?" (Berlin, February 21, 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)