Chair of Experimental Economics (‘Juniorprofessur‘)

Chair of Experimental Economics ('Juniorprofessur')

The main focus of the chair is on Experimental Economics. Especially, it studies social preferences and gender differences in organizations and financial markets. The latest projects focus on gender differences in labor markets and their impact on the gender-wage gap. The chair offers different lectures and seminars in the field of Experimental Economics.

+++ up-to-date Information for the teaching in the Winter Term 2020/2021 +++

  • This semster I offer the new seminar: "The Behavioral Economics of COVID-19" .
    You can download the list of topics here (LINK). Because of the lack of rooms during the COVID-19 crisis, the seminar will take place in an online format (you find more information in the topic list, see LINK above).
    The seminar "Behavioral Finance" will be postponed to the next semester.

  • The pre-meeting for the semianr: "The Behavioral Economics of COVID-19" takes place on October 29 from 3 p.m. (s.t.) to 4 p.m., live on "Zoom" (LINK).

  • The lecture: "Behavioral Economics: Theory and Experimental Methods" will again be an online lecture . It will start on Novbember 2, 2020. In this respect, you will find on StudIP, on a weekly basis, the lecture materials, and the lecture videos (lectures and tutorials) of the previous semester.

  • Please register for the lecture: "Behavioral Economics: Theory and Experimental Methods" on StudIP. Password: "Kapella2020". The exam will take place in person. Date: Feb 18, 2021, from 4:15 (pm) to 5:45 (pm) in ZHG 006. There will only be one exam.

  • Research interests

    Experimental Economics, Gender Differences, Behavioral Finance


    Time Preferences in Decisions for Others , Forthcoming in Economics Letters.

    Economic Preferences and Compliance in the Social Stress Test of the COVID-19 Crisis (with Stephan Müller), Forthcoming in Journal of Public Economics.

    Procedural Unfair Wage Differentials and their Effects on Unethical Behavior (mit Kerstin Grosch), Economic Inquiry 58, 1689-1706, 2020

    Gender Differences in Multi-Employee Gift Exchange with Self-Reported Contributions (with Veronika Grimm and Simeon Schächtele), PLoS ONE 15(9): e0238236, 2020.

    Gender Bias in the Evaluation of Teaching Materials (with Asri Özgümüs, Stefan T. Trautmann and Christian König-Kersting), Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1074, 2020.

    Motivational Crowding Out Effects in Charitable Giving: Experimental Evidence (with Stephan Müller), Journal of Economic Psychology, 76, 102210, 2020.
    The Suitability of Peer Education to Improve Diabetes Management and Outcomes in a low-income Setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial (mit T. Seuring, Marthoenis, S. Rhode, L. Rogge L, S. Besançon, H. Zufry, H. Sofyan, and S. Vollmer), Trials 20: 548, 2019.

    The Disposition Effect when Deciding on Behalf of Others (with Daniel Hermann and Oliver Mußhoff), Journal of Economic Psychology, 74, 102192, 2019

    Too Cold for Warm Glow? Christmas-season Effects in Charitable Giving (with Stephan Müller), PLoS ONE 14(5): e0215844, 2019.

    Decisions under Uncertainty in Social Contexts (with Stephan Müller), Games and Economic Behavior 116, 73-95, 2019.

    Minimizing Learning in Repeated Real-Effort Tasks (with Volker Benndorf and Christian Sölch), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance 22, 239-248, 2019.

    Gender Differences in Motivational Crowding Out of Work Performance (with Volker Benndorf und Christian Sölch), Economic Inquiry 57, 206-226, 2019.

    On the Impact of Quotas and Decision Rules in Collective Bargaining (with Robert Feicht, Veronika Grimm and Gesine Stephan), European Economic Review 100, 175-192, 2017.

    Gender Differences in Honesty: The Role of Social Value Orientation (with Kerstin Grosch), Journal of Economic Psychology 62, 258-267, 2017.

    How Competitiveness May Cause a Gender Wage Gap: Experimental Evidence (with Matthias Heinz and Hans-Theo Normann), European Economic Review 90, 336-349, 2016.

    The Relation of Risk Attitudes and Other-Regarding Preferences: A Within-Subjects Analysis. (with Stephan Müller), European Economic Review 85, 1-7 (lead article), 2016.

    The Disposition Effect in Team Investment Decisions: Experimental Evidence. Journal of Banking and Finance 61, 272-282, 2015.

    Simultaneous and Sequential Contributions to Step-level Public Goods One versus Two Provision Levels. (with Hans-Theo Normann), Journal of Conflict Resolution 59, 1273-1300, 2015.

    Does Ambiguity Aversion Survive in Experimental Asset Markets? (with Sascha Füllbrunn and Utz Weitzel) Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107B, 810-826, 2014.

    The Disposition Effect and Loss Aversion: Do Gender Differences Matter?, Economics Letters 123, 33-36, 2014.

    Do Women Behave More Reciprocally than Men? Gender Differences in Real-Effort Dictator Games. (with Matthias Heinz and Steffen Juranek), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 83, 105-110, 2012.