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Dr. Thomas Lauer

Research Interests

Experimental Methods, Economics of Leadership, Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Current Positions

Lab Manager - Cologne Laboratory for Experimental Research

Co-spokesperson of ForumX

PostDoc

Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

Leadership with Individual Rewards and Punishments
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 74, 57-69.
(with Özgür Gürerk and Martin Scheuermann) [link]

The Royal Lie
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 93, 305-313,
(with Bettina Rockenbach and Mareike Hoffmann) [link]

Not just hot air: Normative codes of conduct induce cooperative behavior
Review of Managerial Science, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2008), 183-197.
(with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach) [link]

Working Paper

Conditional Dishonesty (2019)
with Anna Untertrifaller

Cooperation and Time Preferences (2019)
with Felix Kölle

Crowding-in sustainable consumption under varying opportunity costs (2018)
with Anne Schielke and Christopher Zeppenfeld

Demystifying reinforcement schedules: Variable ratios are not better than fixed ones (2019)
with René Eppmann, Magdalena Bekk and Kristina Klein

Field Evidence on the Contested Role of Time Preferences in Resource Management (2019)
with Suparee Boonmanunt, Bettina Rockenbach and Arne Weiß

Leader Legitimacy and Team Performance (2018)
with Özgür Gürerk and Martin Scheuermann

Supervisor’s Reward Power Mitigates Lying in Teammates’ Self-Reports (2018)
with Özgür Gürerk and Mark Pigors

Sustainable Cooperation and the Interplay of Short-term and Long-term Interest: An Intergenerational Public Goods Experiment (2018)
with Robert Böhm and Özgür Gürerk

The Effect of Leadership Styles: Sanctions, Cooperation and Happiness (2017)
with Nicolas Meier and Özgür Gürerk

The Effects of Observation and Rewards on Cooperation in Team Production (2017)
with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach

The persuasive power of patience in groups (2019)
with Suparee Boonmanunt, Bettina Rockenbach and Arne Weiß

You get what you pay for - The effect of incentives on quality and quantity in a real-effort experiment (2018)
with Yannik Diebel

DFG research project: Experimental Studies on Effective Leadership

together with Dr. Özgür Gürerk, University of Erfurt
Duration: 09/2013-08/2017

Research Visits

University of Nottingham, CEDEX March, July 2014

Conferences and Talks

Economic Science Assosiation (ESA), (September 2017), Presentation 'The Crowding-in of Environmental Awareness' (with Anne Schielke and Christopher Zeppenfeld)

German Association for Experimental Economic Research,  (GfeW), (October 2016), Presentation 'Cooperation and Time Preferences.' (with Felix Kölle)

Behavioural Science and Policy Conference, (April 2015), Presentation 'Intergenerational conflict as multi-level social dilemma' (with Robert Böhm and Özgür Gürerk)

Workshop WK ORG, (February 2015)

Economic Science Assosiation (ESA), (September 2014), Presentation 'Intergenerational conflict as multi-level social dilemma' (with Robert Böhm and Özgür Gürerk)

Economic Science Assosiation (ESA), (July 2013), Presentation 'The (detrimental) effects of self-reports on team performance.' (with Özgür Gürerk and Mark Pigors)

German Association for Experimental Economic Research (GfeW), (October 2011), Presentation 'In search of intentions - Specifying Beliefs in Public Good Games.' (with Fabian Kleine and Mark Pigors)

German Association for Experimental Economic Research (GfeW), (September 2010), Presentation 'Guided by example? Feedback and leadership in social dilemma situations.' (with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach)

German Association for Experimental Economic Research (GfeW), (Oktober 2009), Presentation 'Feedback and Cooperation. How missing Information keeps up Contributions' (with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach)

German Association for Experimental Economic Research (GfeW), (Oktober 2008), Presentation 'Does Management matter? The impact of obervation and rewards on cooperative behavior' (with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach)

Kommission Organisation (März 2007), Presentation 'Normative codes of conduct induce cooperative behavior' (with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach)

NeuroPsychoEconomics (Oktober 2006), Presentation 'Normative codes of conduct induce cooperative behavior' (with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach)

German Association for Experimental Economic Research (GfeW), (April 2006), Presentation 'Normative codes of conduct induce cooperative behavior' (with Bettina Rockenbach and Peter Walgenbach)

Teaching

Behavioral Economics [Lecture and Exercise] 

Experimental Organizational Economics [Seminar] 

Conducting Experimentents with zTree [Seminar] 

Behavioral Experiments Online - An oTree programming workshop [Seminar] 

Experimetrics - Analyzing experimental data [Seminar]