Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler

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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 concentrates 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 standards in markets, and studies educational choices and discrimination in the labor market. Dorothea is a member of the senate of the DFG (German Science Foundation), and the deputy chairwoman of the Einstein Foundation, Berlin. 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.” She 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

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 principles 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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Zeitenwende: Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen der Gegenwart

Gerät die Welt komplett aus den Fugen? Das vielleicht nicht, doch sie verändert sich in ungeahntem Tempo und in einer Radikalität, die an sich schon beunruhigen: Radikale Protestbewegungen, zahlreiche Kriege und Konflikte; nationale Egoismen, Zweifel an der Demokratie, die Angst vor der Digitalisierung und den Verlust des Arbeitsplatzes; Flucht und Migration, Klimawandel, die Rückkehr offenen Rassismus und Antisemitismus, die Kluft zwischen Reich und Arm. Viele Probleme und Fragen – doch wie lauten die Antworten?

Radio Interview

How can organs be fairly distributed? (Interview in German)

 

If a commodity becomes so scarce that you cannot simply raise the price to slow down demand, then the distribution of this good needs to be organized. Professor of economics, Dorothea Kübler, researches such non-commercial markets.