I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE). Recently, I obtained my PhD in Economics from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. In Fall 2021, I will be joining Central European University (CEU) as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business.

My broad research interests include behavioral economics and (applied) microeconomic theory, in particular, industrial organization. Specifically, I study the effects of salience-driven attention on choices under risk and consumption behavior. I am also interested in how firms in different market environments respond to consumers being susceptible to salience effects or being inattentive more generally. As for the methodology, my research combines theoretical modeling of individual and firm behavior with experimental tests of the underlying decision models in lab and field settings. You can find my research statement here, my CV here, and my published and unpublished research here.

You can follow me on Twitter @MatsKoester or contact me via email:

koester (at) dice (dot) hhu (dot) de