Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler

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Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler
David Ausserhofer

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+49 30 25491 442
dorothea.kuebler [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
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Director of the Research Unit

Research fields

Decision Making and Strategic Interaction
Experimental Economics

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Dorothea Kübler is the director of the department of Market Behavior at the WZB and a professor of Economics at the Technical University of Berlin. Her research uses experimental methods and game theory to examine decision-making and market design. In recent years, her work has concentrated on the design of matching markets, such as the centralized procedure for awarding places at universities in Germany. She also looks at the influence of social and moral norms on behavior in markets, and studies educational choices and discrimination in the labor market. In 2020 Dorothea Kübler was awarded the Schader Prize.

Dorothea is a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Vice Chair of the Einstein Foundation Berlin, and Vice President Europe of the Economic Science Association (ESA). She is a founding member of the “Matching in Practice” network and a member of the collaborative research center CRC TRR 190 “Rationality and Competition” and the excellence cluster, SCRIPTS. Dorothea studied in Philadelphia, Konstanz, and Berlin, and in 1992 completed her degree in Economics at the Free University of Berlin. She graduated with a PhD in 1997 and completed her habilitation in 2003 at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Selected Publications

Preference Discovery in University Admissions: The Case for Dynamic Multi-offer Mechanisms
Julien Grenet, YingHua He and Dorothea Kübler
Forthcoming at Journal of Political Economy

How to Avoid Black Markets for Appointments with Online Booking Systems
Rustamdjan Hakimov, C.-Philipp Heller, Dorothea Kübler and Morimitsu Kurino
American Economic Review, 111(7), 2127-51
YouTube Clip, IPP Note (in French)

Experiments on Centralized School Choice and College Admissions: A Survey
Rustamdjan Hakimov and Dorothea Kübler
Experimental Economics (2020), abrufbar hier
Previous Version: Experiments on Matching Markets

College admissions with entrance exams: Centralized versus decentralized
Isa E. Hafalir, Rustamdjan Hakimov, Dorothea Kübler and Morimitsu Kurino
Journal of Economic Theory, 176, 886-934, 2018

Clean up your own mess: An experimental study of moral responsibility and efficiency
Michael Jakob, Dorothea Kübler, Jan Christoph Steckel and Roel van Veldhuizen
Journal of Public Economics, 155, 138146, 2017. Online Appendix. Data Files.

The willingness to pay–willingness to accept gap: A failed replication of Plott and Zeiler
Dietmar Fehr, Rustamdjan Hakimov and Dorothea Kübler
European Economic Review 78, 120–128, 2015

On the failure of hindsight-biased principals to delegate optimally
David Danz, Dorothea Kübler, Lydia Mechtenberg and Julia Schmid
Management Science 61(8), 19381959, 2015

Implementing quotas in university admissions:
An experimental analysis

Sebastian Braun, Nadja Dwenger, Dorothea Kübler and Alexander Westkamp
Games and Economic Behavior85, 232–251, 2014

Why votes have a value
Ingolf Dittmann, Dorothea Kübler, Ernst Maug and Lydia Mechtenberg
Games and Economic Behavior 84, 1738, 2014

Price versus privacy: an experiment into the competitive advantage of collecting less personal information
Sören Preibusch, Dorothea Kübler and Alastair R. Beresford
Electronic Commerce Research 13: 4, 423–455, 2013

Social Norms and Economic Incentives in Firms
Steffen Huck, Dorothea Kübler and Jörgen Weibull
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 83: 2, 173–185, 2012

Information and Beliefs in a Repeated Normal-form Game
Dietmar Fehr, Dorothea Kübler and David Danz
Experimental Economics 15: 4, 622640, 2012

Unwillingness to Pay for Privacy: A Field Experiment
Alastair R. Beresford, Dorothea Kübler and Sören Preibusch
Economics Letters 112, 2527, 2012

Gender Differences in Team Work and Team Competition
Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel and Dorothea Kübler
Journal of Economic Psychology32, 797–808, 2011

Telling the Truth May Not Pay Off: An Empirical Study of Centralised University Admissions in Germany
Sebastian Braun, Nadja Dwenger and Dorothea Kübler
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 10: 1 (Advances), Article 22, 2010(Direct Link)

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Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler
David Ausserhofer

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+49 30 25491 442
dorothea.kuebler [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
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Panel Discussion

Medicine and Politics

No sentence sums up the interrelation as succinctly and precisely as Virchow's famous dictum about politics as medicine on a large scale. Is politics really nothing other than medicine on a large scale, or is medicine - whether in the intensive care unit, in the laboratory or at the catheter - not always also politics on a small scale? The symposium aims to challenge the thesis of medicine as politics on a small scale and to discuss the integral relationship between politics and science in a new and open way.

The thesis of medicine as politics in miniature will be negotiated in two 90-minute discussion rounds. In a first discussion, political action on the basis of medical knowledge will be considered: Every decision to act is accompanied by an unification, a doing or not doing. The second discussion addresses the political dimension of scientific action. Scientific statements make evaluations - and this weighting and perspectivizing is always accompanied by small decisions: Which aspects are emphasized, where are accents set, and where is attention directed?

A cooperation event of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the context of the annual theme 2021|22 "Measuring the Living" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Link (in German)