Mario SchmidtPost-Doctoral Fellow DFG-funded CRC “Future Rural Africa”
Mario Schmidt currently works on his postdoc project “On the quality of quantity: ethnographic and experimental-economic research on the effect of culture on the cognitive perception and classification of monetary amounts in Western Kenya”. The project builds upon his year-long fieldwork experience in Kenya and is situated at the intersection of economic anthropology and behavioral economics. His main interest lies in understanding cultural and cognitive classification of numbers, quantities and amounts with a special, but not exclusive, focus on money.
a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities, University of Cologne
- Article on Gambling and Football Betting in Kenya (Journal of Eastern African Studies)
- Special Issue on “Quantity and Quality in Economic Anthropology” (published in Social Analysis)
- Article on Socio-Economic Inclusion and “Bitter Money” in Western Kenya (published in Africa)
- Discussion of Anthropology as Conceptual Puzzle-Solving (published in HAU)