Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Heidelberg

Affiliate Member, CESifo Research Network

Member of AWI-Lab

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Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Fields of Interest: Inequality, Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Development Economics

Research in progress

The Endowment Effect in the General Population (with Dorothea Kübler) [CESifo WP]

Listen to Her: Gender Differences in Information Diffusion within the Household (with Johanna Mollerstrom and Ricardo Perez-Truglia) [NBER WP], media coverage: The Guardian, Welt am Sonntag, Welt Online+

Misperceiving Economic Success: Experimental Evidence on Meritocratic Beliefs and Inequality Acceptance (with Martin Vollmann) [CESifo WP]

Status, Control Beliefs, and Risk Taking (with Yannick Reichlin) [CESifo WP]

(In-)equality of Opportunity, Fairness, and Distributional Preferences (with Daniel Mueller and Marcel Preuss) [CESifo WP]

Fairness Properties of Compensation Systems (with Hannes Rau, Stefan Trautmann, and Yilong Xu)

The Causal Effect of Cultural Identity on Cooperation (with Jeff Butler) [link to older CESifo WP]

Taking a Small Amount from Many or Taking a Large Amount from a Few? (with Alexander Cappelen, Ingar Haaland, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden)


Poor and Rational: Decision-Making under Scarcity (with Guenther Fink and Kelsey Jack), Journal of Political Economy, Volume 130, 2862-2897, 2022. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Your Place in the World: Relative Income and Global Inequality (with Johanna Mollerstrom and Ricardo Perez-Truglia),
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 14, 232-268, 2022. [link to journal website][data] Media coverage: FAZ, Anderson Review

Inequality, Fairness and Social Capital (with Hannes Rau, Stefan Trautmann, and Yilong Xu), European Economic Review, Volume 129, 2020. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

The Power of Sunspots: An Experimental Analysis (with Frank Heinemann and Aniol Llorente-Saguer), Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 103, 123-136, 2019. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Gossip and the Efficiency of Interactions (with Matthias Sutter), Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 113, 448-460, 2019. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Equilibrium Selection in Similar Repeated Games: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Precedents (with John Duffy), Experimental Economics, Volume 21, 573–600, 2018. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Exclusion in All-Pay Auctions: An Experimental Investigation (with Julia Schmid), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Volume 27, 326-339, 2018. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Is Increasing Inequality Harmful? Experimental Evidence, Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 107, 123-134, 2018. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Costly Communication and Learning from Failure in Organizational Coordination, European Economic Review, Volume 93, 106-122, 2017. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Who knows it is a game? On strategic awareness and cognitive ability (with Steffen Huck), Experimental Economics, Volume 19, 713-726, 2016. [appendix][link to journal website]

The Willingness to Pay-Willingness to Accept Gap: A Failed Replication of Plott and Zeiler (with Rustamdjan Hakimov and Dorothea Kübler), European Economic Review, Volume 78, 120-128, 2015. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Social Distance and Trust: Experimental Evidence from a Slum in Cairo (with Christine Binzel), Journal of Development Economics, Volume 103, 99-106, 2013. [appendix][link to journal website]

Giving and Sorting Among Friends: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment (with Christine Binzel), Economics Letters, Volume 121, 214-217, 2013. [appendix][link to journal website]

Information and Beliefs in a Repeated Normal-Form Game (with David Danz and Dorothea Kübler), Experimental Economics, Volume 15, 622-640, 2012. [appendix][link to journal website][data]

Partner Selection in Public Goods Experiments (with Giorgio Coricelli and Gerlinde Fellner), Journal of Conflict Resolution, Volume 48, 356-378, 2004. [appendix][link to journal website][data]