Lilith Burgstaller, M. Sc., Research Associate

Lilith Burgstaller studied Economics (B.Sc.) at the University of Augsburg and the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. She graduated her M. Sc. in Public and Non-Profit Management at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. She worked as an intern and as student employee with the Bayerische Landesbank, a start-up as well as with a NGO in the field of emergency aid. As an intern she connected with the Walter Eucken Institut and wrote her master thesis on tax evasion among self-employed in cooperation with the institute.

September 2020 untill August 2021 Lilith Burgstaller was a research assistant in the project “Aspiring Migrant Entrepreneurs in Germany – Potentials and Pitfalls in the Start-Up Process”
at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES). In the context of this project she is still affiiliated with the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (ifm) at Mannheim University.

Since September 2021 Lilith Burgstaller works as a research associate at the Walter Eucken Institut and since April 2022 at the chair of Prof. Lars P. Feld at University of Freiburg. Her research interests are in the fields of experimental economics, shadow economy and tax evasion as well as discrimination against minorities.

Research interests

  • Experimental Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Concealed Behavior
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment