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July 3-7, 2017

Ryan Oprea

Ryan Oprea is Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests are economic dynamics and disequilibrium behavior in competitive markets, individual choices, and games.

June 14-17, 2017

Miguel Costa-Gomes

Miguel Costa-Gomes is Professor of Economics at the University of St. Andrews. His research interests are in the field of game theory as part of empirical economics.

May 23-25, 2017

Boon Han Koh

Boon Han Koh is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Melbourne, Department of Economics. His main research interests are in the fields of behavioural economics and experimental economics, with a focus on leadership and contests.

May 15-20, 2017

Ted Bergstrom

Ted Bergstrom holds the Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair of Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research spans Pure and Applied Micro-economic Theory, Public Finance, Welfare Economics, Resource Economics, Health Economics, International Trade, Game Theory, Evolutionary Theory, and Economic Anthropology.

March 6-10, 2017

Andrej Angelovski

Andrej Angelovski is Post-Doc at LUISS Università Guido Carli, Rome, with a research focus on experimental and behavioural economics.

February 7-9, 2017

Thomas Buser

Thomas Buser is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. He is interested in behavioural economics and empirical microeconomics.

December 7, 2016

Fabio Michelucci

Fabio Michelucci is Associate Professor of Economics at CERGE-EI. His research interests include microeconomic theory, mechanism design, market design, auction theory, behavioral economics, bounded rationality, experimental economics, and political economy.

November 23, 2016

Jonathan de Quidt

Jonathan de Quidt is Assistant Professor at the IIES, working broadly in behavioral and development economics. His research uses theory and experiments to study the foundations of preferences, contract design, and sources of market failure and misallocation in developing countries.

November 14-December 15, 2016

Wieland Müller

Wieland Müller is Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna. His research includes Experimental Economics, (Evolutionary) Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomics in general.

October 25-27, 2016

Christopher Rauh

Christopher Rauh is Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on topics related to inequality and intergenerational mobility.

October 2-15

Terri Kneeland

Terri Kneeland is Assistant Professor at the University College London. Her research fields include Microeconomic Theory, Experimental Economics, and Behavioural Economics.

October 15, 2015 -July 15, 2016

Tuomas Nurminen

Tuomas Nurminen is a PhD student at HECER Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

July 5-6, 2016

David Reiley

David Reiley is Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley

June 4-9, 2016

Thomas R. Palfrey

Thomas R. Palfrey is Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

May 22-26, 2016

Werner Güth

Werner Güth is director at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena and lecturer at LUISS Università Guido Carli, Rome

May 22-26, 2016

Andrej Angelovski

Andrej Angelovski is Post-Doc at LUISS Università Guido Carli, Rome

May 3-5, 2016

Nikita Roketskiy

Nikita Roketskiy is Assistant Professor at the University College London

April 27-30, 2016

James Andreoni

James Andreoni is Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego

April 27, 2016

Marco Battaglini

Marco Battaglini is Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

January 19-21, 2016

Peter Schwardmann

Peter Schwardmann is an assistant professor in Economics at the University of Munich (LMU).

September-December 2015

Botond Köszegi

Botond Köszegi is Professor of Economics at Central European University, Budapest.

September-December 2015

Paul Heidhues

Paul Heidhues holds the Lufthansa Chair in Competition and Regulation and is the director of PhD studies at the European School of Management and Technology, Berlin.

November 18, 2015

Aniol Llorente-Saguer

Aniol Llorente-Saguer is Reader in Economics at the Queen Mary University of London.

November 2-5, 2015

Melis Kartal

Melis Kartal is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna.

November 11, 2015

David Ahn

David Ahn is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

October 21, 2015

Aldo Rustichini

Aldo Rustichini is Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota.

October 14, 2015

Enrique Fatas

Enrique Fatas is Professor of Economics at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

September-October 2015

Håkan Jerker Holm

Håkan J. Holm is Professor in Economics at Lund University.

September 8-10, 2015

Jason Shachat

Jason Shachat is Professor of Economics at Durham University Business School.

June 16-18, 2015

Antonio Cabrales

Antonio Cabrales is Professor of Economics at the University College London.

May 25-29, 2015

Elisa Cavatorta

Elisa Cavatorta is Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London.

Antonio Guarino

Antonio Guarino is Associate Professor of Economics at the University College London.

May 11-15, 2015

Karl Wärneryd

Karl Wärneryd is Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.

April 2015

Ed Hopkins

Ed Hopkins is Professor of Economics at The University of Edinburgh.

Tatiana Kornienko

Tatiana Kornienko is Senior Lecturer at The University of Edinburgh.

January 19-23, 2015

Topi Miettinen

Topi Miettinen is Assistant Professor of Economics at Hanken School of Economics at the Helsinki Center of Economic Research in Finland.

January 14-16, 2015

Johanna Mollerstrom

Johanna Mollerstrom is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University.

November 17-21, 2014

Jeffrey C. Ely

Jeffrey Ely , Charles E. and Emma Morrison Professor at the Northwestern University, is a microeconomic theorist with interests ranging from pure game theory to applied microeconomics to behavioral and experimental economics. His work includes contributions to the foundations of game theory under incomplete information, repeated games, and mechanism design, the evolution of preferences, and torture.

November 18-19, 2014

Christian Zehnder

Christian Zehnder is a Professor of Organizational Decision Making at the University of Lausanne. In his research he enriches organizational economics with insights from behavioral and experimental economics. His recent work focuses on the psychological effects of contracts, the behavioral implications of competition, and the motivating effects of charismatic leadership.

November 12, 2014

Verena Utikal

Verena Utikal is a Junior Professor for Behavioural Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her research priorities are behavioural and experimental economics with a focus on moral implications and social preferences.

November 12, 2014

Roberto Weber

Roberto Weber is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. His research and teaching fall primarily within the areas of behavioral and experimental economics, decision making, and the study of organizations and institutions.

October 20-28, 2014

Jean-Robert Tyran

Jean-Robert Tyran is professor of Economics and Director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics. In his research, Jean-Robert Tyran mainly investigates how outcomes in institutions like markets and democracy are shaped by bounded rationality and social preferences.

October 12-19, 2014

Andrew Seltzer

Andrew Seltzer’s primary research interests are with the design of contracts between workers and firms and how these are affected by public policy. His approach to these questions has included a variety of empirical and experimental methodologies. He is currently working on projects looking at contracts in the English and Australian banking industries; the effect of commuting infrastructure on London wages; and the economics of employment protection. He is a Professor at the Royal Holloway University of London.

October 12-17, 2014

Bjoern Hartig

Björn Hartig is Experimental Laboratory Officer at the Royal Holloway University of London.

October 1-31, 2014

Jörg Oechssler

Jörg Oechssler is a Professor of Economics at the University of Heidelberg. His research interests are experimental economics, evolutionary game theory, learning in games, industrial organization, urban economics, microeconomics and game theory in general.

June 30-July 2, 2014

Ran Spiegler

Ran Spiegler, professor at the University College London and at Tel Aviv University, earned his Ph.D in economics at Tel Aviv University in 1999. He is a microeconomic theorist with interests in bounded rationality, game theory and industrial organization.

June 23-27, 2014

Terri Kneeland

Terri Kneeland is a lecturer at University College London. Her research interests are in microeconomic theory, behavioural economics and experimental economics.

June 17-25, 2014

Florian Spitzer

Florian Spitzer is a PhD student at the University of Vienna. His research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics. During his stay at the WZB he will work with Steffen Huck on insurance and competition in markets for credence goods and search costs in markets for experience goods.

June 17-24, 2014

Daniel J. Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin is Associate Professor at Cornell University. His research is in behavioral economics (which incorporates ideas and methods from psychology into economic analysis) and genoeconomics (which incorporates genetic data into economics).

June 17-24, 2014

Burkhard C. Schipper

Burkhard Schipper is Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis.

May 26-29, 2014

Brit Grosskopf

Brit Grosskopf is a Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School. Her research interests lie at the intersection of economics and psychology.

May 26-29, 2014

Rajiv Sarin

Rajiv Sarin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School.

May 20-24, 2014

Jidong Zhou

Jidong Zhou is an Assistant Professor of Economics at NYU Stern School of Business. His research fields include applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization and behavioral economics.

April 28-May 31, 2014

Kai Barron

Kai Barron is a PhD student at the University College London.

April 27-May 23, 2014

Andrew Schotter

Andrew Schotter is currently a Professor of Economics at New York University and the Director of the Center for Experimental Social Science (C.E.S.S.). His main area of research is in economic theory, game theory, and especially experimental economics.

March 1-6, 2014

Espen Aarseth

Espen Aarseth is the principal researcher at the Center for Computer Game Research, IT University of Copenhagen [game.itu.dk], and the Editor-in-chief of Game Studies [gamestudies.org]. Currently he is researching the ontological status of game phenomena and the relation between the fictional, the ludic, and the real.

January 22-25, 2014

Susann Fiedler

Susann Fiedler is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. Her research interests lay in the emerging field of behavioral economics and decision making.

December 11-12, 2013

Eva Hoppe

Eva Hoppe-Fischer is assistant professor at the Department of Economics, University of Cologne and a CEPR research affiliate (Centre for Economic Policy Research, London). She is interested in applied microeconomics, especially in contract theory, experimental and behavioral economics.

November 28-December 3, 2013

Melanie Joy

Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M., is a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the founder and president of the Carnism Awareness & Action Network.

November 26-28, 2013

Sandra Ludwig

Sandra Ludwig is a Professor of Economics at Ulm University. Her research interests include in particular organizational and experimental economics.

November 20-21, 2013

Wanda Mimra

Wanda Mimra is professor at the ETH Risk Center, Zurich.

November 20, 2013

Ingela Alger

Ingela Alger is CNRS Senior Researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics. Her current research focuses on the evolution of human motivation. The objective is to use generate theoretical predictions regarding which preferences are more likely to emerge as a result of natural selection, and also to test these predictions.

November 12-14, 2013

Jean-Robert Tyran

Jean-Robert Tyran is professor of Economics and Director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics. In his research, Jean-Robert Tyran mainly investigates how outcomes in institutions like markets and democracy are shaped by bounded rationality and social preferences.

November 11-12, 2013

Bård Harstad

Bård Harstad is the Max McGraw Chair in Management and Environment at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) and a professor at the University of Oslo. His academic interests include political economics, public economics and organizational economics. In particular, his research focuses on international institutions, negotiations and agreements; currently he is analyzing international climate change agreements.

November 4-5, 2013

Marcos Vera-Hernández

Marcos Vera-Hernández is a Senior Lecturer at the Economics Department at University College London. His research interests focus on health, development and applied micro econometrics. Currently, he is undertaking several research projects on how incentives affect the performance of public sector workers in developing countries.

October 15-18, 2013

Håkan Jerker Holm

Håkan J. Holm is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where he also is the Director of the PhD program in Economics. He has a research background in microeconomics and experimental economics. Currently, he is involved in a large experimental study of CEOs in the Yangtze delta in China and is also leading a project focusing on the relationship between risk-taking and competition.

October 7, 2013

Imran Rasul

Imran Rasul obtained his PhD in Economics from the LSE in 2003. He is now a Professor at University College London, co-director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and research co-director of the Human Capital Research Group of the International Growth Centre. His research interests include labor, development and public economics and his work has been published in leading journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a co-managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies journal. He was awarded the 2007 IZA Young Economist Prize, the 2008 CESIfo Distinguished Affiliate Award, and an ERC-starter grant in 2012.

September 26-29, 2013

Maria Bigoni

Maria Bigoni is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna. Her main research interest is experimental economics, applied to the study of cooperation in repeated social dilemmas, industrial organisation and learning. She has published in top field journals such as Games and Economic Behavior, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

June 16 - July 12, 2013

Guilleaume Frechette

Guilleaume Frechette is an associate professor at the Department of Economics (primary) and Department of Politics (associated – since 2012) at the New York University.

May 25 - June 2, 2013

Ryan Oprea

Ryan Oprea is an associate professor of economics at the University of British Columbia. He uses experimental economics to study human rationality, strategic behavior and markets. Lately his research has been focused on disequilibrium processes in markets and games.

May 27-31, 2013

Andrew Schotter

Andrew Schotter is currently a Professor of Economics at New York University and the Director of the Center for Experimental Social Science (C.E.S.S.). His main area of research is in economic theory, game theory, and especially experimental economics.

May 22-24, 2013

Torsten Persson

Torsten Persson holds the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Chair in Economic Sciences at the IIES, Stockholm University, and is also a Centennial Professor at the LSE. His past and current interests span several areas of economics, but he is most well-known for his books and articles on political economics.

May 13-21, 2013

Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman is a Distinguished Professor of the University of California Santa Cruz and CoDirector-[LEEPS] Learning & Experimental Economics Projects of Santa Cruz. During his visit, he will work with Economics of Change Unit Director Steffen Huck to better understand long run competition and the factors that enable emergence of cooperation and those that lead to its decay.

May 13-17, 2013

Antonio Guarino

Antonio Guarino is Associate Professor of Economics at the University College London. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. His main research areas are economic theory, financial economics and experimental economics. Currently, he is interested in social learning and in the microstructure of financial markets.

May 8-14, 2013

Rune Midjord

Rune Midjord received his PhD from the Venice International University under the supervision of Piero Gottardi, after which he has been a postdoc at the University of the Basque Country. His research lies in the area of applied economic theory, with a focus on industrial organization and political economy. During his visit, he will be working with Justin Valasek to better understand how politicians' reelection concerns influence the ability of a legislature to effectively aggregate the
information held by its members.

April 29-May 3, 2013

Nora Szech

Nora Szech holds the Chair of Political Economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She obtained her PhD at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics under the supervision of Benny Moldovanu. Her research projects lie in the fields of theory, behavioral theory and experiments. Currently, she studies how institutions affect moral behavior,  information provision and anticipatory utility, topics from auctions and matching as well as markets with boundedly rational consumers.

April 29-May 3, 2013

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is a Professor of Economics at University College London, and Executive Dean of the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. His current research covers the economics of instrument choice in environmental regulation (evaluation of practical applications of emissions trading; theory of regulation combining tax and direct regulation; instrument choice and waste management), and the economics of European indirect tax policy (VAT treatment of international trade in goods and services; excise tax policy).

February 17-23, 2013

Florian Spitzer

Florian Spitzer is a PhD student at the University of Vienna. His research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics. During his stay at the WZB he will work with Steffen Huck on insurance and competition in markets for credence goods and search costs in markets for experience goods.

February 3-6, 2013

Kenneth Binmore

Kenneth Binmore's research interests cover evolutionary game theory, bargaining theory, experimental economics, political philosophy, mathematics and statistics. He is Fellow of the Econometric Society and the British Academy.

January 29 - February 1, 2013

Simon Weidenholzer

Simon Weidenholzer is a reader at the University of Essex. His research interests cover evolutionary game theory, industrial organization, and experimental economics. He will collaborate with Steffen Huck on theoretical and empirical aspects of imitation learning.

Elke Weidenholzer

Elke Weidenholzer is a PhD student at the University of Vienna and will be working with Steffen Huck on imitation learning among children.

December 10-13, 2012

Jan Potters

Jan Potters is professor of economics at Tilburg University and director of the CentERlab. His main area of research is experimental economics. He uses this method to study a variety of topics in industrial organization, public economics, and game theory.

November 20-23, 2012

Georg Kirchsteiger

Georg Kirchsteiger is Professor of Microeconomics at the European Center of Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research interests are in the fields of behavioral economics, experimental economics, game theory, and industrial economics.

November 6-9, 2012

Lukas Wenner

Lukas Wenner is a PhD student at University College London (UCL). His main areas of research are Behavioural and Experimental Economics as well as Industrial Organisation.

October 24-26, 2012

Wieland Müller

Wieland Müller is professor of economics at the universities of Wien and Tilburg and managing director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE). His main areas of research are experimental research on market behavior and field research on risk and time preferences.

October 9-11, 2012

Joël van der Weele

Joël van der Weele has a post-doc position at the Goethe University in Frankfurt since September 2009. In that year he completed his Phd. in economics at the European University Institute in Florence. His research is on diverse issues in applied microeconomics, game theory and experimental economics.

October 3-8, 2012

Paul Seabright

Paul Seabright is professor of economics at the Toulouse School of Economics and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Toulouse. His current research lies in three areas of microeconomics: industrial organization and competition policy; the economics of networks and the digital society; and behavioral economics (especially the integration of evolutionary biology and anthropology with an understanding of the development of economic institutions in the very long run).