Florian Irgmaier studied political and administrative sciences at Potsdam University (B.A.). At the moment, he is finishing his M.A. in social sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. His studies centered on concepts and variations of evidence-based policy, the sociology of knowledge, and political theory. In his Master’s thesis, he investigates how the behavioural sciences’ reframing of human nature alters the criteria we apply when evaluating the legitimacy of state interventions into our private lives.
His research focuses on novel regulatory practices that draw upon behavioural sciences as well as upon automated data analysis in order to subtly stimulate or constrain certain forms of behaviour.
Former Researcher: Big Data & Nudging
Lectures and presentationsIntroduction to Big Data and Nudging: Preliminary Findings
Nudging and Digital Platforms. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 10.01.2018
Organisation of eventsNudging and Digital Platforms
with attending Vip: Maximilian Mayer. 10.01.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)
Florian Irgmaier, Maximilian von Grafenstein, Jörg Pohle
Nudging zur Verhaltenssteuerung der Bürgerinnen und Bürger (16.02.2018). ORF.at