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Articles in refereed journals

2017

A note on charitable giving by corporates and aristocrats: Evidence from a field experiment, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Special Issue on Experiments on Charitable Giving), 2017, Vol. 66, 104-111 (with Vittorio Bassi and Imran Rasul).

Payoff Information Hampers the Evolution of Cooperation, Nature Communications, 2017, Vol. 8, Article No. 15147, 1-5 (with Johannes Leutgeb and Ryan Oprea).

Matching donations without crowding out? Some theoretical considerations, a field, and a lab experiment. In: Journal of Public Economics 2017, Vol. 148, 32-42 (with Maja Adena).

2016

Public statistics and private experience: Varying feedback information in a take-or-pass game, German Economic Review (Special Issue in Honor of Reinhard Selten's 85th Birthday) 2016, Vol. 17, 359-377 (with David Danz and Philippe Jehiel).

Medical insurance and free choice of physician shape patient overtreatment: A laboratory experiment, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Special Issue on the Experimental Economics of Healthcare) (with Gabriele Lünser, Florian Spitzer and Jean-Robert Tyran), 2016, Vol. 131B, 78-105 (with Gabriele Lünser, Florian Spitzer and Jean-Robert Tyran).

Price competition and reputation in markets for experience goods: An experimental study, RAND Journal of Economics, 2016, Vol. 47, 99-117 (with Gabriele Lünser and Jean-Robert Tyran).

Who knows it is a game? On strategic awareness and cognitive ability, Experimental Economics, 2016, Vol. 19, No. 4, 713-726 (with Dietmar Fehr).

2015

From imitation to collusion: Long-run learning in a low-information environment, Journal of Economic Theory, 2015, Vol. 155, 185-205 (with Dan Friedman, Ryan Oprea, and Simon Weidenholzer).

Comparing charitable fundraising schemes: Evidence from a natural field experiment and a structural modelAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2015, Vol. 7, 326-369 (with Imran Rasul and Andrew Shephard).

2014

Charitable giving and non-binding contribution-level suggestions: Evidence from a field experiment, Review of Behavioral Economics, 2014, Vol. 1, 275-293 (with Maja Adena and Imran Rasul).

'Though this be madness, yet there is method in't': A counterfactual analysis of Richard Wagner's 'Tannhauser', Music & Letters, 2014, Vol. 95, 584-602 (with Ilias Chrissochoidis, Heike Harmgart and Wieland Müller).

Beliefs and actions in the trust game: Creating instrumental variables to estimate the causal effect, Games and Economic Behavior, 2014, Vol. 88, 298-309 (with Miguel Costa-Gomes and Georg Weizsäcker).

A note on empathy in games, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Special Issue Institutions, Games, and Experiments in Honor of Werner Güth), 2014, Vol. 108, 383-388 (with Jan Grohn and Justin Valasek).

2012

Automatic imitation in a strategic context: Players of Rock-Paper-Scissors imitate opponents’ gestures, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2012, Vol. 279, 780-786 (with Geoffrey Bird, Richard Cook, Cecilia Heyes, and Gabriele Lünser).

Fundraising on the internet, Kyklos, 2012, Vol. 65, 18-30 (with Martin Bøg, Heike Harmgart, and Abra Marie Jeffers).

Social norms and economic incentives in firmsJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012, Vol. 83, 173-185 (with Dorothea Kübler and Jörgen Weibull).

Competition fosters trust, Games and Economic Behavior, 2012, Vol. 76, 195-209 (with Gabriele K. Lünser and Jean-Robert Tyran).

Allais for all. Revisiting the paradox in a large representative sampleJournal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2012, Vol. 44, 261-293 (with Wieland Müller).

2011

Aggregate information cascades, Games and Economic Behavior, 2011, Vol. 73, 167-185 (with Antonio Guarino and Heike Harmgart).

No-trade in the laboratory, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Advances), 2011, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, Article 9 (with Marco Angrisani, Antonio Guarino and Nathan Larson).

Elsa’s reason: On beliefs and motives in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Cambridge Opera Journal, 2011, Vol. 22, 65-91 (with Ilias Chrissochoidis).

Feedback spillover and analogy-based expectations: A multi-game experiment, Games and Economic Behavior, 2011, Vol. 71, 351-365 (with Philippe Jehiel and Tom Rutter).

Matched fundraising: Evidence from a natural field experiment, Journal of Public Economics, 2011, Vol. 95, 351-362 (with Imran Rasul).

Deferred compensation in multi-period labor contracts: An experimental test of Lazear's Model, American Economic Review, 2011, Vol. 101, 819-843 (with Andrew Seltzer and Brian Wallace).

2010

Transaction costs in charitable giving: Evidence from two field experiments, B.E. Journal of Economic Analaysis & Policy (Advances), 2010, Vol. 10, Iss. 1, Art. 31 (with Imran Rasul).

Imitation and the evolution of Walrasian behavior: Theoretically fragile but behaviorally robust, Journal of Economic Theory, 2010, Vol. 145, 1603-1617 (with Jose Apesteguia, Jörg Oechssler, and Simon Weidenholzer).

Behavioral economics as applied to firms: A primer, Competition Policy International, 2010, Vol. 6, 3-45 (with Mark Armstrong).

Consumer networks and firm reputation: A first experimental investigation, Economics Letters, 2010, Vol. 108, 242-244 (with Gabriele Lünser and Jean-Robert Tyran).

Group reputations: An experimental foray, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2010, Vol. 73, 153-157 (with Gabriele Lünser).

2009

Dogville or an illustration of some properties of general equilibrium, The Economists' Voice, 2009, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, Art. 4 (with Heike Harmgart).

The miracle as a randomization device: A lesson from Richard Wagner‘s romantic opera Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, Economics Letters, 2009, Vol. 102, 33-35 (with Heike Harmgart and Wieland Müller).

2007

Strategien der Erlösung: Über Aspekte der Rationalität in Richard Wagners Tannhäuser, Wagnerspectrum, 2007, No. 1/07, 93-107 (with Heike Harmgart and Wieland Müller).

Imitation - theory and experimental evidence, Journal of Economic Theory, 2007, Vol. 136, 217-235 (with Jose Apesteguia and Jörg Oechssler).

The merger paradox and why aspiration levels let it fail in the laboratory, Economic Journal, 2007, Vol. 117, 1073-1095 (with Kai Konrad, Wieland Müller, and Hans-Theo Normann).

The dynamics of neighbourhood watch and norm enforcement, Economic Journal, 2007, Vol. 117, 270-286 (with Michael Kosfeld).

Reciprocity, social ties, and competition in markets for experience goods, Journal of Socio-Economics, 2007, Vol. 36, 191-203 (with Jean-Robert Tyran).

2006

Averting economic collapse and the solipsism bias, Games and Economic Behavior, 2006, Vol. 57. 264-285 (with Antonio Guarino and Thomas D. Jeitschko).

Spatial voting with endogenous timing, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2006, Vol. 162, 557-570 (with Vicki Knoblauch and Wieland Müller).

Endogenous leadership in teams, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2006, Vol. 162, 253-261 (with Pedro Rey Biel).

2005

Learning trust, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, Vol. 3, 322-329 (with Iris Bohnet, Heike Harmgart, and Jean-Robert Tyran).

Learning to like what you have: Explaining the endowment effect, Economic Journal, 2005, Vol. 115, 689-702 (with Georg Kirchsteiger and Jörg Oechssler).

GLAD: A simple adaptive strategy that yields cooperation in dilemma games, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 2005, Vol. 200, 133-138 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

Burning money and (pseudo) first-mover advantages: An experimental study on forward induction, Games and Economic Behavior, 2005, Vol. 51, 109-127 (with Wieland Müller).

Moral cost, commitment, and committee size, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2005, Vol. 161, 575-588 (with Kai Konrad).

2004

Profitable horizontal mergers without cost advantages: The role of internal organization, information, and market structure, Economica, 2004, Vol. 71, 575-587 (with Kai Konrad and Wieland Müller).

Players with limited memory, Contributions to Theoretical Economics, 2004, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, Art. 6. (with Rajiv Sarin).

Repetition and reputation: Implications for trust and trustworthiness when institutions change, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 2004, Vol. 94, 362-366 (with Iris Bohnet).

Playing Cournot although they shouldn’t: Endogenous timing in duopoly with asymmetric cost, Economic Theory, 2004, Vol. 25, 669-677 (with Miguel A. Fonseca and Hans-Theo Normann).

Strategic delegation in experimental markets, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2004, Vol. 22, 561-574 (Wieland Müller and Hans-Theo Normann).

Merger profitability and trade policy, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, Vol. 106, 107-122 (with Kai Konrad).

Through trial & error to collusion, International Economic Review, 2004, Vol. 45, 205-224 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

Two are few and four are many: Number effects in experimental oligoply, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2004, Vol. 53, 435-446 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

Strategic delegation in experimental markets, International Journal of Industrial Organization 2004, Vol. 22, 561-574 (with Wieland Müller and Hans-Theo Normann).

2003

On the profitability of collusion in location games, Journal of Urban Economics, 2003, Vol. 54, 499-510 (with Vicki Knoblauch and Wieland Müller).

Strategic trade policy and the home bias in firm ownership structure, Japan and the World Economy, 2003, Vol. 15, 299-305 (with Kai Konrad).

Could the Florida election disaster have been avoided by competition among polling stations?, Public Choice, 2003, Vol. 115, 477-484 (with Heike Harmgart).

Zero-knowledge cooperation in dilemma games, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2003, Vol. 220, 47-54 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

2002

Merger and collusion in contests, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2002, Vol. 158, 563-575 (with Kai Konrad and Wieland Müller).

Absent-minded drivers in the lab: Testing Gilboa’s model, International Game Theory Review, 2002, Vol. 4, 435-448 (with Wieland Müller).

Stability of the Cournot process: Experimental evidence, International Journal of Game Theory, 2002, Vol. 31, 123-136 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

The East End, the West End, and King's Cross: On clustering in the four-player Hotelling game, Economic Inquiry, 2002, Vol. 40, 231-240 (with Wieland Müller and Nick Vriend).

Reciprocal strategies and aspiration levels in a Cournot-Stackelberg experiment, Economics Bulletin, 2002, Vol. 3, no. 3, 1-7 (with Brian Wallace).

To commit or not to commit: Endogenous timing in experimental duopoly markets, Games and Economic Behavior, 2002, Vol. 38, 240-264 (with Wieland Müller and Hans-Theo Normann).

Do players correctly estimate what others do? Evidence on conservatism in beliefs, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2002, Vol. 47, 71-85 (with Georg Weizsäcker).

2001

Big fish eat small fish: On merger in Stackelberg markets, Economics Letters, 2001, Vol. 73, 213-217 (with Kai Konrad and Wieland Müller).

The relevance of equal splits in ultimatum games, Games and Economic Behavior, 2001, Vol. 37, 161-169 (with Werner Güth and Wieland Müller).

Stackelberg beats Cournot: On collusion and and efficiency in experimental markets, Economic Journal, 2001, Vol. 111, 749-766 (with Wieland Müller and Hans-Theo Normann).

More order with less law: On contract enforcement, trust, and crowding, American Political Science Review, 2001, Vol. 95, 131-144 (with Iris Bohnet and Bruno S. Frey).

Market volatility and inequality in earnings: Experimental evidence, Economics Letters, 2001, Vol. 70, 363-368 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

Divisionalization in contests, Economics Letters, 2001, Vol. 70, 89-93 Abstract (with Kai A. Konrad and Wieland Müller).

Informational cascades in the laboratory: Do they occur for the right reasons?, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2000, Vol. 21, 661-671 (with Jörg Oechssler).

2000

Social pressure, uncertainty, and cooperation, Economics of Governance, 2000, Vol. 1, 199-212 (with Dorothea Kübler) Abstract.

Perfect vs. imperfect observability: An experimental test of Bagwell's result, Games and Economic Behavior, 2000, Vol. 31, 174-190 (with Wieland Müller).

Why the rich are nastier than the poor: A note on the distribution of wealth when individuals care for payoff differentials, Kyklos, 2000, Vol. 53, 153-160 (with Wieland Müller).

Does information about competitors' actions increase or decrease competition in experimental oligopoly markets?, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2000, Vol. 18, 39-57 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

1999

Risk, complexity, and deviations from expected-value maximization, Journal of Economic Psychology, 1999, Vol. 20, 699-715 (with Georg Weizsäcker).

The indirect evolutionary approach to explaining fair allocations, Games and Economic Behavior, 1999, Vol. 28, 13-24 (with Jörg Oechssler).

Responder behavior in ultimatum offer games with incomplete information, Journal of Economic Psychology, 1999, Vol. 20, 183-206.

Learning in Cournot oligopoly: An experiment, Economic Journal, 1999, Vol. 109, C80-C95 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Jörg Oechssler).

1998

Informational cascades with continuous action spaces, Economics Letters, 1998, Vol. 60, 163-166 (with Jörg Oechssler).

Trust, treason, and trials: An example of how the evolution of preferences can be driven by legal institutions, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 1998, Vol. 14, 44-60.

The limitations of the positional order effect, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1998, Vol. 34, 313-325 (with Werner Güth and Amnon Rapoport).

1997

Institutions and Preferences: An evolutionary perspective, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 1997, Vol. 153, 771-779.

A new justification of monopolistic competition, Economics Letters, 1997, Vol. 57, 177-182 (with Werner Güth).

From ultimatum bargaining to dictatorship: An experimental study of four games varying in the degree of veto power, Metroeconomica, 1997, Vol. 48, 262-279 (with Werner Güth).

1996

Rationing and rationality, European Journal of Political Economy, 1996, Vol. 12, 641-669.

Two-level ultimatum bargaining with incomplete information, Economic Journal, 1996, Vol. 106, 593-604 (with Werner Güth and Peter Ockenfels).