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Ferdinand Vieider, Ph.D.

Research Fields
  • Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Decision Making and Strategic Interaction
mail: ferdinand [dot] vieider [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Head of the WZB Junior Research Group

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since 08/2012
Head of Junior Research Unit “Risk & Development”
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Excellence Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Consultant, Climate Policy Initiative, Berlin

Reseacher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Lyon, France

Ph.D., Decision Making, Econometric Institute/Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus Universität Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Title: "Social Influences on Individual Decision Making Processes"

Visiting Scholar, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Franco Romani-Fellow, Luigi Einaudi Foundation, Rome, Italy

Master of Science in Economics, CORIPE, Turin, Italy

Bachelor and Master in Political Science and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

Selected Publications

Trautmann, S. T./ Vieider, Ferdinand (2012): “Social Influences on Risk Attitudes: Applications in Economics”. In: Handbook of Risk Theory. Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk. Chapter 22, S. 575. S. Roeser, R. Hillerbrand, P. Sand, M. Peterson (Hrsg.). Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York.

Pahlke, J./Strasser, S./Vieider, Ferdinand (2012): “Risk-Taking for Others under Accountability”. In: Economics Letters 114(1), S. 102–105.

Vieider, Ferdinand (2011): “Separating Real Incentives and Accountability”. In: Experimental Economics 14(4), S. 507–518.

Trautmann, S. T./Vieider, Ferdinand/Wakker, P. P. (2011): “Preference Reversals for Ambiguity Aversion”. In: Management Science 57(7), S. 1320–1333.

Lefebvre, M./Vieider, Ferdinand/Villeval, M.C. (2011): “The Ratio Bias Phenomenon: Fact or Artifact?” In: Theory and Decision 71(4), S. 615-641.

Lefebvre, M./Vieider, Ferdinand/Villeval, M.C. (2010): “Incentive effects on risk attitude in small probability prospects.” In: Economics Letters 109, S. 115–120.

Vieider, Ferdinand (2009): “The Effects of Accountability on Loss Aversion”.  In: Acta Psychologica 132, S. 96–101.

Trautmann, S. T./Vieider, Ferdinand/Wakker, P. P. (2008): “Causes of Ambiguity Aversion: Known versus Unknown Preferences”. In: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 36, S. 225-243.