Inske Pirschel is a Ph.D. student at Kiel University in Germany. She is convinced that mainstream macroeconomics focuses on important questions, yet that it is time to reconsider the assumptions on which the respective models are based. In her dissertation, Inske analyzes how the incorporation of new conceptions of human behavior resting on insights from different disciplines such as psychology, sociology or neuroscience modifies important results in mainstream macroeconomics. Inske works as a research assistant at the Chair of Economic Theory at Kiel University. She is also a research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in the research area “Macroeconomic Policy under Market Imperfections”. Inske has obtained her diploma in Economics from Kiel University in 2010. During her studies at Kiel University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, she focused on Quantitative Methods, Macroeconomics and International Economics. Since October 2010, Inske participates in the Doctoral Program “Quantitative Economics” at Kiel University. Her research interests are Macroeconomics, especially Inflation Dynamics, Monetary and Fiscal Policy and Behavioral Economics.