Short Curriculum Vitae

Since 07/2016 Professor of Empirical Business Research,
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Institute for Markets and Strategy
Visting Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales, School of Economics
01/2015 - 06/2016 Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, School of Economics
07/2012 - 12/2014 Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, School of Economics
09/2008 - 06/2012 Lecturer, University of New South Wales, School of Economics
08/2006 - 08/2008 CLER Research Fellow, Harvard Business School
08/2003 - 07/2006 Research Associate (Ph.D. student) at the Department for Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.
03/2002 - 07/2003 Research Fellow (Ph.D. student), Max Planck Institute of Economics, Strategic Interaction Group, Jena, Germany.
2006 Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.) in Economics (s.c.l.), University of Cologne
10/1996 - 03/2002 Philosophy/Cultural Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin
10/1995 - 03/2002 Business Administration, Humboldt-University Berlin, 2002 degree as Diplom-Kaufmann

Research topics

Current working papers



Refereed journal articles
  • 01Dispute resolution or escalation? The strategic gaming of feedback withdrawal options in online markets. Management Science, forthcoming (with Gary Bolton and Axel Ockenfels). [Working Paper]
  • 02Auction Format and Auction Sequence in Multi-Item Multi-Unit Auctions - An experimental study. Economic Journal, forthcoming (with Regina Betz, Sascha Schweitzer, and Stefan Seifert). [Working Paper]
  • 03How individual preferences are aggregated in groups: An experimental study. Journal of Public Economics, 129, 2015, 1-13 (with Attila Ambrus and Parag Pathak). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 04Subject Pool Recruitment Procedures: Organizing Experiments with ORSEE. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 1(1), 2015, 114-125. [Article]
  • 05Learning Economics Concepts through Game-Play: An Experiment. International Journal of Educational Research, 69, 2015, 23-37 (with Isabella Dobrescu and Alberto Motta). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 06Is Avatar-to-Avatar Communication As Effective As Face-to-Face Communication? An Ultimatum Game Experiment in First and Second Life. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 108, 2014, 374-382 (with Mary Caravella and Alvin Roth). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 07Engineering Trust - Reciprocity in the Production of Reputation Information. Management Science, 59(2), 2013, 265-285 (with Gary Bolton and Axel Ockenfels). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 08Imperfect public monitoring with costly punishment - An experimental study. American Economic Review 102(7), 2012, 3317-32 (with Attila Ambrus). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 09Social Communication and Discrimination - A Video Experiment. Experimental Economics 15(3), 2012, 398-417 (with Werner Güth and Ro'i Zultan). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 10The Dynamic Interplay of Inequality and Trust - An Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 81, 2012, 355-365 (with Axel Ockenfels and Peter Werner). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 11Wage Transparency and Performance: A Real-Effort Experiment. Economics Letters 111, 2011, 236-238 (with Axel Ockenfels and Peter Werner). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • 12From the Lab to the Field: The Economics of Trust. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Special Issue 49, 2009, 219-242 (with Axel Ockenfels). (In German. Original title: "Vom Labor ins Feld: Die Ökonomik des Vertrauens".)
Books & chapters in books
  • 16Challenges for Market and Institutional Design when Countering Exploitation Strategies. In: L-A. Giraldeau, P. Heeb, and M. Kosfeld (eds.): Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and Economics: Principles and Applications. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 21 (J. Lupp, series editor), MIT Press, 2017 (with Gigi Foster and Paul Frijters).
  • 17The 1-800 critique, counter-examples, and the future of behavioral economics. In: G. Frechette and A. Schotter (eds.): The Methods of Modern Experimental Economics, Oxford University Press, 2015, 151-165 (with Ido Erev). [Article]
  • 18Internet Auctions. In: M. Peitz and J. Waldfogel (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 306-342 (with Axel Ockenfels and Karim Sadrieh).
  • 19Learning to Bid in Markets with Reputation Information. In: W. Franz, H. J. Ramser, and M. Stadler (eds.): Experimental Economics, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Seminar Ottobeuren, Vol 38, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2009 (with Felix Lamouroux and Axel Ockenfels).
  • 20Experimental Studies on Solidarity. Logos Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 3-8325-1337-X. 2006. [Link to publisher]
  • 21An Online Recruitment System for Economic Experiments. In: Kurt Kremer, Volker Macho (Hrsg.): Forschung und wissenschaftliches Rechnen. GWDG Bericht 63. Ges. für Wiss. Datenverarbeitung, Göttingen, 2004, 79-93. [Article]
  • 22The Virtual Laboratory Infrastructure for Controlled Online Economic Experiments. In: Kurt Kremer, Volker Macho (Hrsg.): Forschung und wissenschaftliches Rechnen. GWDG Bericht 62, 59-73. Ges. für Wiss. Datenverarbeitung, Göttingen, 2002 (with H.-Arno Jacobsen and Carsten Schmidt). [Article]


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  • Economics of Strategy
  • Principles of Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Advanced Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Policy Evaluation Methods


Online Recruitment System for Economic Experiments


a PHP and MySQL based web interface to maintain a RePEc archive

Manual and source at RePEc

Talks and Seminars

2002: MPI Econ Jena, Strasbourg (ESA conf), U Halle Wittenberg (GEW conf); 2003: Humboldt-U Berlin, MPI Econ Jena, U Erfurt (ESA conf); 2004: Amsterdam (ESA conf), U Cologne; 2005: U Cologne (GEW conf), McGill U/Cirano MontrÈal (ESA conf); 2006: Harvard U Econ, HBS NOM, U Magdeburg (GEW conf); 2007: Harvard U Econ, HBS, Penn State U, U Arizona Tucson (ESA conf); 2008: 2 x ANU Canberra (RSSS, Econ & Democracy conf), Royal Holloway U London, U Copenhagen, UC Santa Barbara, U Lausanne, 2x UNSW, U Sydney; 2009: BCG Sydney, HU Berlin, U Arizona (ESA conf), U Canterbury (4. AWEE), U Cologne, U Melbourne; 2010: U Arizona (ESA conf), U Copenhagen (ESA conf), Queensland UT, U Sydney, U Tilburg; 2011: ANU, Deakin U, Monash U (2x: Uni + ANZWEE 2011), U Arizona (ESA conf), U Chicago (ESA conf), U Cologne, U Nottingham Malaysia Campus (APESA conf), UNSW, U South Australia, U Technology Sydney, Xiamen Univewrsity (APESA conf); 2012: ETH Zurich, Humboldt U Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (GfEW conf), Queensland UT (QuBE workshop), Stockholm School of Economics, U Arizona (ESA conf), U Cologne (2x: Uni + ESA conf), U Mannheim, UNSW (auctions workshop), U Paderborn, U Queensland, UT Dallas, WZB Berlin; 2013: CEU Budapest, Ben Gurion U, Humboldt U Berlin, Queensland UT (ANZWEE2013), Simon-Fraser-U Vancouver, Stanford U, U Auckland, UC Santa Cruz (ESA conf), U Cologne, UNSW, U Sydney, U Zurich (ESA conf); 2014: Florida State U (ESA conf); U Auckland (APESA conf), U Melbourne, UNSW (ASBLab mini conference), U Sydney, UT Dallas (workshop), UTS Sydney, WU Wien; 2015: Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar (WZB Berlin), Heidelberg U (ESA conf), Hamburg U (GfEW conference), LMU München, UNSW (CEPAR workshop), UT Sydney (ESA conf); 2016: AEA Meetings San Francisco, U Cologne, U Sydney, ... invite me! ;-) .

Research Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2015-2017.
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2013-2015.
Australian School of Business Special Research Grant, 2012.
Australian School of Business Special Research Grant, 2011.
Australian School of Business Research Grant, 2010.
Australian School of Business Research Grant, 2009.
Grant for equipment for the Experimental Laboratory at the Australian School of Business, 2008, joint with other experimenters at UNSW (Regina Betz, AJ Bostian, Mathew Chylinski, Anna Gunnthorsdottir), Australian School of Business
Research Grant for the project "Group Decisions in Dilemma Situations: Theory, Experiment and Design", 2004, GEW Foundation Cologne, joint with Jens Grosser and Axel Ockenfels
Grant for equipment for the Cologne Laboratory for Economic Research, 2004, State Northrhine/Westfalia (WAP/HBFG), joint with Axel Ockenfels and other members of his chair in Cologne


American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; American Economic Review; Australian Economic Papers; Econometrica; Economic Inquiry; Economic Journal; Economics Bulletin; European Economic Review; Experimental Economics; Games and Economic Behavior; International Journal of Game Theory; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics); Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics; Journal of Econometrics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Political Economy; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of the Economic Science Association; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of The Royal Society: Interface; Management Science; Public Choice; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economic Studies; Scandinavian Journal of Economics; Social Choice and Welfare; Southern Economic Journal; Australian Research Council; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; US National Science Foundation


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Attila Ambrus, Duke University
Susanne Büchner, Max Planck Institute of Economics
Regina Betz, University of New South Wales
Gary Bolton, UT Dallas
Mary Caravella, University of Connecticut
Luca Corazzini, University of Padua
Giorgio Coricelli, University of Southern California
René Cyranek, University of Munich
Isabella Dobrescu, University of New South Wales
Ido Erev, Technion
Gigi Foster, University of New South Wales
Paul Frijters, University of Queensland
Werner Güth, Max Planck Institute of Economics
H.-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto
Felix Lamouroux, University of Cologne
Maria Vittoria Levati, Verona University
Christoph March, Technical University Munich
Alberto Motta, University of New South Wales
Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne
Parag Pathak, MIT
Alvin Roth, Stanford University
Karim Sadrieh, University of Magdeburg
Anne Sastro, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Carsten Schmidt, University of Mannheim
Sascha Schweitzer, University of Bayreuth
Stefan Seifert, University of Bayreuth
Chengxiang Tang, Guangzhou University
Peter Werner, University of Cologne
Lyla Zhang, Macquarie University
Anthony Ziegelmeyer, Queen's University Belfast
Ro'i Zultan, Ben Gurion University