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].

Research Interests
My research interests lie in the fields of public, organizational, and behavioral economics. I apply game theory and experiments to address my research questions.

Currently, my research agenda focusses on decision-making and communication in groups, such as committees or cartels. Further research projects address questions related to individual decision-making, self-selection in the labor market, pro-social behavior, and the design of effective poverty alleviation policies for developing countries.

Workshops and Conferences
Repeated Games: Theory and Experiments, Konstanz, 2017, [Program].

Political Economy: Theory Meets Empirics, Konstanz, 2017, [Program]; (programs of previous years: [Bath 2016], [Konstanz 2015], [Zurich 2014]).

Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting (theem), Kreuzlingen, 2017, [Program].

Working Papers [with abstracts]

Negotiating Cooperation under Uncertainty: Communication in Noisy, Indefinitely Repeated Interactions (with Fabian Dvorak), [link].

Honesty and Self-Selection into Cheap Talk (with Urs Fischbacher and Maik T. Schneider), [link].

Buying Supermajorities in the Lab (with Maik T. Schneider), [link].

Publications [with abstracts]

Refereed Journals

How Transparency Kills Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment (with Niall Hughes), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 10, 181-209, 2018, [link] [WP].

Choosing a Partner for Social Exchange: Charitable Giving as a Signal of Trustworthiness (with Wojtek Przepiorka), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 129, 157-171, 2016, [link] [WP].

Pro-Social Missions and Worker Motivation: An Experimental Study (with Michael Kosfeld), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 100, 99-110, 2014, [link] [WP].

Can You Trust the Good Guys? Trust Within and Between Groups with Different Missions (with Michael Kosfeld), Economics Letters, 121, 400-404, 2013, [link] [WP].

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 is running).

Mentoring for Disadvantaged Youths in Colombia: Evaluating Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Trust, and Perceptions of Inequality, (status: pilot will start in August ’18).



Email: sebastian.fehrler@uni.kn; sebastian.fehrler@uzh.ch
Phone: +49 7531 88 3214
Web: [UKN] [UZH] [IZA]

Snail Mail

University of Konstanz
Box 131
D-78457 Konstanz