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 and on (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. Latest projects analyze laboratory- and field experiments exploring the impact of gender differences in preferences on leadership behavior in firms and markets. I am also interested in irrational investor behavior, such as the disposition effect.
So far, I published 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Betrayal Aversion and the Effectiveness of Incentive Contracts [with Volker Benndorf and Stephan Müller],
R&R in Management Science
Do I Care if You are Paid? Field Experiments and Expert Forecasts in Charitable Giving [with Anya Samek and Lilia Zhurakhovska],
Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021.
Economic Preferences and Compliance in the Social Stress Test of the COVID-19 Crisis [with Stephan Müller],
Journal of Public Economics 194, 104322 , 2021.
Decisions under Uncertainty in Social Contexts [with Stephan Müller],
Games and Economic Behavior 116, 73-95, 2019.
On the Impact of Quotas and Decision Rules in Collective Bargaining [with Robert Feicht, Veronika Grimm and Gesine Stephan],
European Economic Review 100, 175-192, 2017.
How Competitiveness May Cause a Gender Wage Gap: Experimental Evidence [with Matthias Heinz and Hans-Theo Normann),
European Economic Review 90, 336-349, 2016.
The Relation of Risk Attitudes and Other-Regarding Preferences: A Within-Subjects Analysis [with Stephan Müller],
European Economic Review 85, 1-7 (lead article), 2016.
Journal of Banking and Finance 61, 272-282, 2015.
Full List of Publications here