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Our research focuses on human behavior in economically relevant situations, using methods of experimental economics and game theory. In particular, we study the individual willingness to act to the benefit of the collective interests in situations in which ‘homo economicus’ would not do so. In such social dilemma situations we focus on the role of fairness, reputation, punishment, leadership, identity concerns, and social norms.

Our current research can be categorized into four areas:

  • Behavioral Economics in the Field
  • Behavioral Economics and Markets
  • Leadership and Cooperation in Teams
  • Social Comparisons

Working papers, recently published work and descriptions of the research areas can be found below.