Christoph Semken investigates behavioural determinants of altruism and redistributional preferences. The goal of his research is to understand how people form these preferences, address potential biases and, ultimately, increase voluntary giving and support for redistribution. His fields are behavioural economics, political economy and scientific methodology. He has previously published in the journal International Peacekeeping.
Since 2012, Christoph works for the Federation of Young European Greens. He also interned with the Bundesbank and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
Christoph holds an MRes Economics (2019) from Universtat Pompeu Fabra, a Master (2018) from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and an MA Economics and International Relations (2016) from the University of Aberdeen. He also studied International Economic Policy (2017) at Sciences Po Paris and is a state-certified Assistant for Information Technology (2012) in Germany.