I am assistant professor of economics at the University of Konstanz. I am also affiliated to the University of Zurich. Below you can browse my publications. Contact details are at the bottom. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or requests.
Here is a link to my [CV].
See here for [teaching].
My research interests lie in the fields of public, organizational, and behavioral economics. I apply game theory and experiments (lab and field) to address my research questions.
My research agenda focuses on decision making and communication in groups (such as, committees or cartels), and the design and targeting of poverty alleviation policies in developing countries.
Working Papers [with abstracts]
Honesty and Self-Selection into Cheap Talk (with Urs Fischbacher and Maik T. Schneider), R&R at EJ, [link].
Buying Supermajorities in the Lab (with Maik T. Schneider), R&R at GEB, [link].
Delegation to a Group (with Moritz Janas), R&R at MS, [link].
Negotiating Cooperation under Uncertainty: Communication in Noisy, Indefinitely Repeated Interactions (with Fabian Dvorak), [link].
Publications [with abstracts]
Charitable Giving as a Signal of Trustworthiness: Disentangling the Signaling Benefits of Altruistic Acts (with Wojtek Przepiorka), Evolution & Human Behavior (Impact Factor: 3.383), 34, 139-145, 2013, [link] [WP].
The Effectiveness of Inputs in Primary Education: Insights from Recent Student Surveys for Sub-Saharan Africa (with Katharina Michaelowa and Annika Wechtler), Journal of Development Studies, 45, 1545-1578, 2009, [link].
Education Marginalization in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Katharina Michaelowa), background paper for the 2010 UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2009, [link].
Schule in Afrika, VDM, 2008.
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mistargeting of Social Pensions in Bangladesh: Understanding the Causes and Designing Effective Remedies, (status: pilot completed).
Mentoring for Disadvantaged Youths in Colombia: Evaluating Impacts on Education and Labor Market Outcomes, (status: pilot completed; [program website]).
Workshops and Conferences
Behavioral Decision-Making, Konstanz, 2018, [Program].
Organizational Economics, Konstanz, 2018, [Program].
Repeated Games: Theory and Experiments, Konstanz, 2017, [Program].
University of Konstanz