May 2018–June 2018

Erin Krupke

Erin is an experimental behavioral economist from the University of Michigan.  Her research focuses on behavioral and experimental economics, and she is particularly interested in topics such as social norm emergence, compliance, transmission and maintenance.

November 2017–March 2018

Eva Raiber

Eva is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Toulouse School of Economics and is a Doctoral Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study Toulouse. Her research is concentrated on empirical micro-economic questions that concern a variety of individual decisions in the fields of family economics and development economics. At the WZB, Eva is aiming to advance her research on the motivation of corrupt actions.

November 15–November 21

Robert Hammond

Robert is an associate professor at North Carolina State University. His points of interest are industrial organization, experimental economics and market design.

September 18–23, 2017

Li Chen

Li Chen is a postdoc at the University of Gothenburg. Her research interests include microeconomics, market design and industrial organization. She was awarded her PhD from ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles.

Jan 6–July 31

Juliana Silva-Goncalves

Juliana completed her PhD in economics in June 2015 at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (Australia). She completed her master's studies at the Paris School of Economics. She currently holds an A.SK fellowship and will be a guest in the Market Behavior research unit until July 2016. Her main research interests are behavioral and experimental economics, economics of education, public economics and development economics.

July 4–July 16

Morimitsu Kurino

Former WZB fellow and assistant professor of economics at Tsukuba University, Japan. Research interests include microeconomics, game theory, matching market design, and experimental economics.

July 4–July 20

Lars Ehlers

Lars is a full professor of economics at Montreal University. At present, his research deals with the manipulation of matching mechanisms on labor markets and the assignment of indivisible objects.

July 4–July 29

Marina Agranov

Assistant professor at Caltech. She combines economic theory and experiments to study how institutions affect the credible transmission of information.

July 14–July 23

Ko Chiu Yu

Hi research focuses on applied game theory and industrial organization, with a particular focus on market and institutional design.

Feb 2–4, 2016

Dennie van Dolder

Dennie's main focus is on microeconomics, behavioural economics, experimental economics, and decision sciences.

Dec 8–10

Thomas de Haan

His research interests lie in the field of behavioral economics and experimental economics.

Dec 1–3

Marina Schröder

Specializes in personnel economics, experimental economics and anti-social economic behavior.

Nov 24–26

Volker Benndorf

Volker's research interests are labor markets and social preferences and norms, He focuses specially on experimental economics.

Oct 28–Nov 2

Orhan Aygun

Assistant professor in the economics department at Boğaziçi University. His interests are market design, mechanism design, matching theory and game theory.

Oct 22–Nov 11

Martin Schonger

Specializes in micro-economic theory, public economics and behavioral economics.

Oct 21–Nov 2

Lars Ehlers

Lars is a full professor of economics at Montreal University. At present, his research deals with the manipulation of matching mechanisms on labor markets and the assignment of indivisible objects.

Oct 6–8, 2015

Jan Stoop

His research is concerned with the measurement of the social preferences of humans, using lab experiments. He also studies the optimal design of labor contracts.

Aug 25–28, 2015

Yosuke Yasuda

Yosuke is an associate professor at Osaka University. His research focuses on game theory and industrial organisation with a primary interest in market design.

July 7–9, 2015

Michael Kosfeld

Michael Kosfeld holds the Chair of Organization and Management at the Goethe University Frankfurt. His primary area of research is behavioral and organizational economics with a particular interest in the theoretical and experimental analysis of social interaction, boundedly rational decision-making, and the psychology of incentives.

June 9–11, 2015

Ernesto Reuben

An assistant professor in the Management Division of Columbia Business School, Ernesto's main research interests lie within behavioral economics. In particular, he focuses on the determinants of prosocial and antisocial behavior, the emergence and enforcement of social norms, the influence of interest politics, and the role of behavioral biases on discrimination.

June 1–30

Lars Ehlers

Lars is a full professor of economics at Montreal University. At present, his research deals with the manipulation of matching mechanisms on labor markets and the assignment of indivisible objects.

May 25–29, 2015

Matthias Heinz

Junior professor at Cologne University in the department of personnel economics. His main interests lie in the topic of downsizing.

April 28–30, 2015

Fabrice Le Lec

Professor at the University of Paris. His research focuses on game theory.

Feb 1–April 15, 2015

Stephan Kroll

Stephan Kroll is an environmental and experimental economist in the department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. His research focuses on the institutional and behavioral components of decision making, with an emphasis on environmental  resource and agricultural topics.

Stephan's current research projects examine the acceptability and feasibility of incentive-based policies like Pigouvian taxes and congestion pricing, the functioning of water market institutions, and variations of public good games.

Jan 26–30, 2015

Lars Ehlers

Lars is a full professor of economics at Montreal University. At present, his research deals with the manipulation of matching mechanisms on labor markets and the assignment of indivisible objects.

Dec 14–18, 2014

Gary Charness

A researcher in experimental and behavioral economics. His research interests include behavioral game theory, experimental labor economics, communication, contract design, field interventions, and individual decision making.

Nov 25–27, 2014

Theo Offerman

A professor of Behavioral Game Theory at the University of Amsterdam (since 2005). His academic interests include the fields of behavioral economics, experimental economics and game theory. His research has focused on topics like auctions, positive and negative reciprocity, public goods, strategic communication (cheap talk and signaling), and discrimination.

Nov 18–20, 2014

Katharina Huesmann

Katherina's main interests lie within microeconomic theory, matching market, and educational and health economics.

July 15–17, 2014

Daniel Zizzo

Dean of research and innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University, and a professor of economics at the Newcastle University Business School. Daniel  is primarily an experimental and behavioral economist. His current research interests include bounded rationality, consumer behavior and nudging in the presence of complexity and inattention, expectation formation and behavioral macroeconomics, authority, social pressure and social preferences, cooperation and the methodology of experimental economics.

July 4–10, 2014

Yinghua He

Yinghua is an associate professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. His research areas of interest are labor economics and empirical industrial organization. His current research focuses on the assignment mechanisms and student welfare in school choice programs.

July 1–7, 2014

Yan Chen

Yan Chen is a professor at the School of Information and coordinator of the Incentive-Centered Design specialization of the Master of Science in Information program. She is the director of the STIET program. She also holds an appointment as a research professor with the U-M Institute for Social Research. In addition, she is an associate director of the Smith Experimental Economics Research Center at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

July 1–August 31, 2014

Macartan Humphreys

Macartan Humphreys is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University. His research combines experimental approaches, survey research and formal theory to study the political economy of development, governance, and conflict processes. Ongoing field experiments focus on the effects of development aid in Congo and on political accountability in Uganda.

July 2–3, 2014

Thomas Buser

Thomas is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam who is interested in behavioral and experimental economics.

June 25–26, 2014

Paul Smeets

Paul is an assistant professor at Maastricht University whose research combines the methods of empirical finance and experimental economics to investigate social preferences, trust and investment behavior among millionaires and other real investors.

May 2–22, 2014

Stephanie Wang

Assistant professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her interests include experimental economics, behavioral economics/game theory and information economics.

May 21–22, 2014

Jonathan de Quidt

Jonathan de Quidt is a Post Doc at the Institute for International Economic Studies. His research interests lie within behavioral and development economics with a particular focus on contract design. In his work he studies optimal framing of incentive contracts and various aspects of credit markets in developing countries. He is currently studying the consequences of charging for education and the design of credit bureaus in developing countries.

May 10–13, 2014

Bettina Klaus

Full Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests include game theory, market design and social choice theory.

April 23–24, 2014

Jingjing Zhang

Senior research associate at the University of Zurich. Her research interests include voting and rent-seeking, collective decision-making, cheap talk communication, behavior in market and market design and inter- and intra-group conflict and cooperation.

April 16–17, 2014

Tom Cunningham

Tom is currently an assistant professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm. While most of his current research deals with individual decision making from the perspective of psychology and economics, he has also worked in the areas of industrial organization and political economy.

April 9–10, 2014

Alex Imas

Alex Imas is currently a Fellow in the Social Decision Sciences department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include behavioral and experimental economics, particularly how social concerns and emotions influence decision making and preferences. His current research examines the effectiveness of prosocial incentive schemes across a variety of domains and how subtle changes in social norms can have a large effect on behavior. He is also working on exploring the relationship between self-imposed mental accounts and risk attitudes.

February 12–13, 2014

Nadja Dwenger

Nadja is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich. Her current research interests are: Field Experiments on Tax Compliance and Tax Collection, Higher Education, and Corporate Taxation.

February 5–6, 2014

Theodore L. Turocy

Theodore is a Behavioral game theorist and Director of the Centre for Behavioral and Experimental Social Science, University of East Anglia, and a Professor at the School of Economics, University of East Anglia.

January 30–31, 2014

Inacio Bo

Inacio is a PhD Candidate in the department of Economics at Boston College and his fields of research are microeconomic theory, matching and mechanism design, and industrial organization.

November 7–10, 2013

Yinghua He

Yinghua is an associate professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. His research areas of interest are labor economics and empirical industrial organization. His current research focuses on the assignment mechanisms and student welfare in school choice programs.

October 27–November 11, 2013

Tadashi Hashimoto

Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Currently working on bargaining with private and public communication, and the role of higherorder beliefs in information aggregation in large double auctions.

October 23–24, 2013

Karine Nyborg

Karine is a Professor at the University of Oslo and has conducted research on environmental economics, behavioral economics, and economic analysis of social and moral norms.

October 16–17, 2013

Joep Sonnemans

Joep is an experimental economist who has done research on expectation formation processes, voting, and judicial decision making, among others.

August 5–30, 2013

Rebecca Morton

Professor of politics at NYU, New York. Her research focuses on voting processes as well as experimental methods. She is the author or co-author of four books and numerous journal articles, which have appeared in noted outlets such as the American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Politics, and Review of Economic Studies.

May 15–16, 2013

Sabine Kröger

Sabine is a professor at Universite Laval.

March 3–March 7, 2013

Isa E. Hafalir

Isa Hafalir is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from Penn State University in 2007. His research is mostly on game theory and mechanism design, more specifically on matching theory and auction theory.

His recent work investigates comparing different auction formats and designing auctions in various environments, and analyzing affirmative action policies in the school choice context.

February 1–February 8, 2013

Pablo Guillen

Pablo Guillen works on experimental and behavioural economics. He is particularly interested in stress testing economic theory in the lab by means of individual decision making experiments. His research has been published by journals like the International Economic Review, the Journal of Industrial Economics and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Pablo earned a PhD from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2004 and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Business School under the supervision of Professor Alvin E Roth. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

August 14, 2012–July 31, 2013

Macartan Humphreys

Macartan Humphreys is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University. His research combines experimental approaches, survey research and formal theory to study the political economy of development, governance, and conflict processes. Ongoing field experiments focus on the effects of development aid in Congo and on political accountability in Uganda.

November 4–November 23, 2012

Onur Kesten

Onur Keston is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Carnegie-Mellon University. He is working on matching theory, and has published a number of papers on explaining the caveats of current algorithms in practice, as well as introducing new theoretical mechanism to solve various matching problems, but mostly the school choice problem.

September 11–October 5, 2012

Christine Binzel

Christine Binzel is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Heidelberg. She received her PhD from the Humboldt University  Berlin in July 2010. During her doctoral thesis, she was a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). In the academic year 2010–11, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College.

Her research interests include applied microeconomics, development economics, behavioral economics, and labor economics.