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Ruben Hipp


Ruben Hipp was born in Breisach am Rhein in 1990. After his civilian service he went straight to the University of Mannheim to study economics in 2010. With a one term side trip at the Swansea University in Wales he finished his bachelors degree in 2013. In 2014 Ruben joined the CDSE through the Economic Research Track and started working as a teaching assistant for Micro A. In his spare time he plays basketball, tennis, badminton, squash and goes to the gym.

Research Interests



Behavioral Economics / Neuroeconomics

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

A good course program and a high quality of education for an academic career.

The best part of being a doctoral student here

Being grouped up with like-minded people. This gives the chance to discuss interesting topics in a high level.

A description of my fellow doctoral students

Ambitious, friendly and talented.

My most challenging experience within the program

The first year (until now).

My advice for prospective students

Be sure that you are interested in the course program, especially the one year of basics.