Dr. Justin Valasek

Portrait Foto Dr. Justin Valasek (Andela Culjak)
Andela Culjak


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Ehemaliger Mitarbeiter der Abteilung


Applied Economic Theory | Political Economy


seit September 2018 Associate Professor an der Norwegian School of Economics

2012-2020 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung "Ökonomik des Wandels" am WZB

2011-2012 Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute.

2011 Ph.D. Economics, Duke University, (Supervisor: Prof. Rachel Kranton).

Forschung Justin's current research focuses on supranational governance, decision-making in committees and corruption. More specifically, he studies questions such as how political institutions such as representative democracy and redistributionary spending can be achieved at the supranational level, how committee member biases affect information aggregation, and the nature of social incentives preventing corrupt behavior.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Breitmoser, Yves /Valasek, Justin (2017): A Rationale for Unanimity in Committees. WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2017-308. Berlin: WZB.
Valasek, Justin Mattias (2015): Dynamic Reform of Public Institutions. A Model of Motivated Agents and Collective Reputation. WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2015-303r. Berlin: WZB. (first published June 2015 under the Title "Reforming an Institutional Culture of Corruption. A Model of Motivated Agents and Collective Reputation", revised October 2016)
Duell, Dominik/Valasek, Justin Mattias (2017): Social Identity and Political Polarization. Evidence on the Impact of Identity on Partisan Voting Trade. WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2017-304. Berlin: WZB.
Midjord, Rune/Rodríguez Barraquer, Tomás/Valasek, Justin (2017): "Voting in Large Committees with Disesteem Payoffs. A 'State of the Art' Model". In: Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 104, S. 430–443.
Simon, Jenny/Valasek, Justin Mattias (2017): "Centralized Fiscal Spending by Supranational Unions". In: Economica, Vol. 84, No. 333, S. 78-103. (vorab online publiziert 08.04.2016)
Grohn, Jan/Huck, Steffen/Valasek, Justin Mattias (2014): "A Note On Empathy in Games". In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 108, Special Issue "Institutions, Games, and Experiments, in Honor of Werner Güth", edited by Martin Dufwenberg and Axel Ockenfels, S. 383–388.
Valasek, Justin Mattias (2012): "Get out the Vote. How Encouraging Voting Changes Political Outcomes". In: Economics and Politics, Vol. 24, No. 3, S. 346–373.