Prof. Dr. Tim Kaiser

Head of the Division of Business and Economics

Professor of Economics, especially Economics of Education and Economic Education

Consultation hours

After prior agreement per e-mail


Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft
August-Croissant-Str. 5
76829 Landau

Research focus

  • Economics of Education
  • Development Economics
  • Household Finance

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Selected Publications

  • Kaiser, Tim; Lusardi, Annamaria; Menkhoff, Lukas and Carly Urban (2022). Financial education affects financial knowledge and downstream behaviors. Journal of Financial Economics, 145(2): 255-272.
  • Kaiser, Tim and Lukas Menkhoff (2022). Active learning improves financial education: Experimental evidence. Journal of Development Economics, 157, 102870.
  • Kaiser, Tim and Lukas Menkhoff (2017). Does financial education impact financial literacy and financial behavior, and if so, when? World Bank Economic Review, 31(3): 611—630.
  • Kaiser, Tim and Lukas Menkhoff (2020). Financial education in schools: A meta-analysis of experimental studies. Economics of Education Review, 78, 101930.
  • Oberrauch, Luis; Kaiser, Tim and Günther Seeber (2023). Measuring economic competence of youth with a short scale. Journal of Economic Psychology, 97, 102633.
  • Oberrauch, Luis and Tim Kaiser (2022). Cognitive ability, financial literacy, and narrow bracketing in time-preference elicitation. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 98, 101844.
  • Kaiser, Tim; Seeber, Günther and Luis Oberrauch (2020). Measuring economic competence of secondary school students in Germany. Journal of Economic Education, 51(3-4): 227—242.
  • Oberrauch, Luis and Tim Kaiser (2020). Economic competence in early secondary school: Evidence from a large-scale assessment in Germany. International Review of Economics Education, 35, 100172.

Tim Kaiser is Professor of Economics, especially Economics of Education and Economic Education, at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), CESifo Munich Research Network Affiliate, and Research Affiliate at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn.

He is also associated with the Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE), a joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). Tim currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance (JBEF), on the advisory board of editors of the Journal of Financial Literacy and Wellbeing, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Research Network (G53 Network). Tim received his doctoral degree in Economics and Social Sciences (Dr. sc. pol.) from the University of Kiel and was a pre- and postdoctoral Research Associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

His research interests are in the area of applied microeconomics, especially economics of education, development economics, and household finance. Tim's work has appeared in leading field journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, and others. He also conduct research on evidence based teaching of economics and finance at any level. This type of work has appeared in Economics of Education Review,  Journal of Economic Psychology, and Journal of Economic Education, among others. His work has been mentioned in media outlets such as The New York Times, Fortune, The Washington Post, Forbes, The American Prospect, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Deutschlandfunk.

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