Simeon Schudy, PhD
Seminar for Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics
Department of Economics
University of Munich
Visiting address: Giselastr. 10, Room 101 first floor
Tel.: +49 89 2180 9786
I am an empirical economist, currently employed as Assistant Professor for Behavioral and Experimental Economics at LMU Munich. I am interested in understanding the consequences of non-standard preferences and behavioral biases for optimal institutional design.
I conduct laboratory experiments, field experiments and surveys to provide answers to questions from fundamental and applied research.
In my research, I study the role of social preferences, norms and incentives in groups (e.g. trust, reciprocity, responsibility attribution, punishment and honesty) and individual behavioral biases (e.g. boundedly rational behavior and self-control problems).
My research projects tackle questions that relate to political economy (in particular voting mechanisms), public and environmental economics (provision of public goods and privacy institutions), health economics (self-control problems in preventive health care) and incentives. Thus, I also conduct evaluation studies in cooperation with business partners.
- My new working paper (with Matthias Lang) on the value of transparency in promise competitions is now available!
- The new teaching evaluation results for my courses ”Experimental Political Economy” and "Dishonesty in Economics" are now available! I thank all students for their constructive comments and am very happy that students evaluated the courses very positively! All my other evaluations can be found in the teaching section.
- My paper "Agenda control and reciprocity in sequential voting decisions" has been accepted for publication in Economic Inquiry!
- I recently became a member of the Committee for Organizational Economics (Verein fuer Socialpolitik)!
- Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Haufe and Focus online report on our study on team incentives!
- My new working paper "The Effect of Incentives in Non-Routine Analytical Team Tasks – Evidence From a Field Experiment" (joint with Florian Englmaier, David Schindler and Stefan Grimm) is online!
- My paper 'You must not know about me' - On the willingness to share personal data" (joint with Verena Utikal) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization !
- My paper "I lie? We lie! Why? Experimental evidence on a dishonesty shift in groups" (with Martin Kocher and Lisa Spantig) has been published in Management Science
- My paper "The causal effect of stop-loss and take-gain orders on the disposition effect" (with Urs Fischbacher and Gerson Hoffmann) has been accepted for publication in The Review of Financial Studies
- My paper "Pivotality and Responsibility Attribution in Sequential Voting (with Björn Bartling and Urs Fischbacher) is now published in the Journal of Public Economics