Holger A. Rau


I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Göttingen.

I study laboratory and field experiments in the areas of Behavioral Economics, Labor Markets, Public Economics, and Behavioral Finance. A special interest is the analysis of the explanatory power of economic preferences to predict market outcomes in Organizations, Behavioral Health Economics, and in Financial Markets. In my labor-market agenda, I focus on gender differences in the reactions to institutions and incentives, studying phenomena, such as the gender wage gap. I am also interested in irrational investor behavior, such as the disposition effect.

So far, I published 24 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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LATEST R&Rs

  • Betrayal Aversion and the Effectiveness of Incentive Contracts [with Volker Benndorf and Stephan Müller],

R&R in Management Science

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

h-index: 15

Journal of Public Economics 194, 104322 , 2021.

Games and Economic Behavior 116, 73-95, 2019.

European Economic Review 100, 175-192, 2017.

European Economic Review 90, 336-349, 2016.

European Economic Review 85, 1-7 (lead article), 2016.

Journal of Banking and Finance 61, 272-282, 2015.


Full List of Publications here