Dr. Stephan Müller, AkadR a.Z.
Chair of Microeconomics
Research Associate


  • Master in Economics, University of Mannheim (2002);
  • Master in Mathematics, Georg-August-University Göttingen (2009)
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Kassel (2015)

  • Reseach Interests:
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Applied Micro Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory

  • Selected Publications:
  • Economic Preferences and Compliance in the Social Stress Test of the COVID-19 Crisis. (with Holger Rau), Journal of Public Economics, accepted, cege discussion paper 391

  • Decisions under Uncertainty in Social Contexts (with Holger Rau), Games and Economic Behavior 116, 73-95, 2019

  • The Relation of Risk Attitudes and Other-Regarding Preferences: A Within-Subjects Analysis (with Holger Rau), European Economic Review 85, 1-7, 2016

    Other Publications:
  • Motivational Crowding Out Effects in Charitable Giving: Experimental Evidence (with Holger Rau), Journal of Economic Psychology 76, 2020

  • Too Cold for Warm Glow? Christmas-Season Effects in Charitable Giving (with Holger Rau), PloS ONE 14(5): e0215844, 2019

  • The impact of market innovations on the evolution of social norms: the sustainability case (with Georg von Wangenheim), Journal of Evolutionary Economics 27(4), 663-690, 2017

  • Quality competition and entry deterrence: When to launch an extra brand (with Georg Götz), Managerial and Decision Economics 38(8), 1201-1215, 2017

    Working Papers:
  • Selection into Leadership and Dishonest Behavior of Leaders: A Gender Experiment. (with Kerstin Grosch, Holger Rau and Lilia Zhurakhovska)

  • Betrayal Aversion and the Effectiveness of Incentive Contracts. (with Holger Rau)

  • The Evolution of Morals under Indirect Reciprocity (with Alexia Gaudeul und Claudia Keser), R&R Games and Economic Behavior, cege discussion paper 370

  • Bargaining Behavior and the Role of Negotiators’ Competitiveness. (with Claudia Keser, Emmanuel Peterlé and Holger Rau) , cege discussion paper 341

  • Governance Structures, Cultural Distance, and Socialization Dynamics: Further Challenges for the Modern Cooperation. (with Christian Cordes, Sarianna M. Lundan and Georg Schwesinger), R&R Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics

  • Coevolution of Cooperation, Preferences, and Cooperative Signals in Social Dilemmas (with Georg von Wangenheim), R&R Theoretical Economics, cege discussion paper 221