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Sebastian Ebert

Professor of Economics

University of Heidelberg, Chair of Economic Theory I

Bergheimer Str. 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 6221 54 3119

Assistant (Ulrike Arnold): +49 6221 54 2994

Email: first name dot last name at awi.uni-heidelberg.de

Website: Profile at University of Heidelberg


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Research Interests

Microeconomics; Behavioral Economics, Finance, and Insurance; Decision Making under Uncertainty; Skewness Preferences

Recent and upcoming presenstations:

University of Bonn Finance Seminar (November 23, 2022), iRisk Workshop on Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty (Lille, July 7&8, 2022), Behavioral Measurement Conference (Frankfurt, June 23&24, 2022), VFTS (December 8, 2021), University of Cambridge (November 11, 2021)

Published and Accepted Papers

Ebert, S. (2021): Prudent Discounting: Experimental Evidence on Higher-Order Time Risk Preferences. International Economic Review, 62(4), 14891511. [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S., Wei, W. & X.Y. Zhou (2020): Weighted discounting—On group diversity, time-inconsistency, and consequences for investment, Journal of Economic Theory, 189, Article 105089. [Link to journal website] [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S. (2020): Decision Making When Things Are Only a Matter of Time, Operations Research, 68(5), 15641575. [Link to journal website] [Link to SSRN] [A discussion by Georg Weizsäcker with applications to the Corona crisis.]

Ebert, S. and C. Hilpert (2019): Skewness Preference and the Popularity of Technical Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance. 109, Article 105675. [Link to SSRN]

Baele, L., Driessen, J., Ebert, S., Londono, J.-M. & O. Spalt (2019): Cumulative Prospect Theory, Option Returns, and the Variance Premium [Link to SSRN], Review of Financial Studies, 32(9), 3667–3723.

Ebert, S., Nocetti, D. & H. Schlesinger (2018): Greater Mutual Aggravation, Management Science, 64(6), 2473–2972.[Link to SSRN] [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. (2015): On Skewed Risks in Economic Models and Experiments. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 112(4), 85–97.

Ebert, S. & P. Strack (2015): Until the Bitter End: On Prospect Theory in a Dynamic Context. American Economic Review, 105(4), 1618–1633. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. & D. Wiesen (2014). Joint Measurement of Risk Aversion, Prudence, and Temperance. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 48(3), 231–252. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. (2013). Even (mixed) Risk Lovers are Prudent: Comment. American Economic Review, 103(4), 1536–1537.

Ebert, S. (2013). Moment Characterization of Higher-Order Risk Preferences. Theory and Decision, 74(2), 267–284.

Ebert, S. & E. Lütkebohmert (2012). An Asset Drop Model as an Alternative to the Treatment of Double Default Effects within the Basel Framework. Journal of Credit Risk, 8(3), 41–63.

Ebert, S. & D. Wiesen (2011). Testing for Prudence and Skewness Seeking. Management Science, 57(7), 1334–1349. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. & E. Lütkebohmert (2011). Treatment of Double Default Effects within the Granularity Adjustment for Basel II. Journal of Credit Risk, 7(1), 3–33.

Google Scholar Profile: [Link]

Working Papers

Driessen, J., Ebert, S. & J. Koeter (2021): Π-CAPM: An Asset Pricing Model with Probability Weighting [Link to SSRN]

Dertwinkel-Kalt, M., Ebert, S. & M. Köster (2021): A Note on Correlated Lotteries in Economic Applications [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S. (2020): On Taking a Skewed Risk More Than Once [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S. & P. Karehnke (2019): Skewness Preferences in Choice under Risk [Link to SSRN] The online appendix that contains the complete characterizations of skewness preferences in leading theories of choice under risk (including propect theory) and many other additional results is available [here.]

Ebert, S. & G. van de Kuilen (2016): Measuring Multivariate Risk Preferences [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S. & P. Strack (2016): Never, Ever Getting Started: On Prospect Theory without Commitment [Link to SSRN]

Research Grants

- 2018: ERC Starting Grant (EUR 917.500)

- 2014: NWO-Veni (EUR 250.000)

- 2013: Unicredit/ Modigliani Research Grant (EUR 20.000)

Reviewer for

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Review, American Economic Review: Insights, Applied Economics Letters, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Decision Analysis, Economic Journal, Economics Bulletin, Economic Theory, European Journal of Finance, Eastern Economic Journal, Econometrica, Economics Letters, European Economic Review, European Journal of Operational Research, Experimental Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Health Economics, International Economic Review, International Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Psychology, Management Science, Mathematical Social Sciences, Mathematical Finance, Operations Research, Oxford Development Studies, Quantitative Finance, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Risk Analysis, Theory and Decision

Editor (2019 – ) for the Journal of Risk and Insurance

Associate editor (2017 – ) for the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review

Teaching Activities & Evaluations [Link]

My doctoral thesis

Treatment of Double Default Effects within the Basel Regulatory Framework and a Theoretical and an Experimental Investigation of Higher-Order Risk Preferences [Link]