Announcements

  • New paper: "Do Individuals Successfully Cover up Their Lies? Evidence from a Compliance Experiment" (with Nadja Dwenger). Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Psychology.
  • No office hours & lectures during the winter term. I am currently visiting the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego.

Background

Current position and affiliations

Previous positions

  • Harvard University, Cambridge (MA) / USA,
    Visiting Scholar (09 - 10/2015)
  • University of California, San Diego / USA,
    Visiting Scholar (03 - 05/2015)
  • Center for Economic Studies (CES), Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität Munich,
    Guest Researcher (10/2014)
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law, Dept. 3,
    Professor of Public Finance (2011 - 2014)
  • Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich,
    Senior Research Fellow (2011)
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB),
    Visiting Scholar (2009 - 2012)
  • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Division I A 1, Berlin,
    Senior Economist (2010)
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB),
    Senior Research Fellow (2008 - 2009)
  • Leibniz University Hannover / Germany,
    Research Fellow and PhD student (2004 - 2008), PhD in Economics (11/2007, summa cum laude)
  • Studies of economics at the universities of Muenster, of Hannover (degree: Diploma in Economics and Business Administration) and Bocconi, Milan (degree: Master's in Economics)

Publications

Do Individuals Successfully Cover up Their Lies? Evidence from a Compliance Experiment. Forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Psychology (with N. Dwenger)

Video recordings in experiments – Are there effects on self-selection or the outcome of the experiment? Economics Bulletin 38, 2018, pp. 1381 – 1394 (with S. Qari)

Deception under Time Pressure: Conscious Decision or a Problem of Awareness? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 146, 2018, pp. 31 – 42 (with K A. Konrad and S. A. Simon) 

Compliance with Endogenous Audit Probabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 119, 2017, pp. 821 – 850 (with K. A. Konrad and S. Qari)

Dubious versus trustworthy faces - What difference does it make for tax compliance? Applied Economics Letters 23, 2016, pp. 394 – 401 (with S. Qari)

Are Bad Times Good News for the Securities and Exchange Commission? European Journal of Law and Economics 40, 2015, pp. 33 – 47 (with C. Thomann)

Deception Choice and Self-Selection - The Importance of Being Earnest. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107, 2014, pp. 25 – 39.  (with K. A. Konrad and S. Qari)

Public Enforcement of Securities and Market Rules: Resource-based evidence from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 106, 2014, pp. 197 – 2012. (with R. Pascalau and C. Thomann)

The Objections against Workfare Revised. Review of Economics 65, 2014, pp. 95 – 118.

Gender Differences in Deception Behavior - The Role of the Counterpart.  Applied Economics Letters 21, 2014, pp. 702 – 705. (with S. Qari)

Redistributional Consequences of Early Childhood Intervention. European Journal of Health Economics 4, 2013, pp. 373 – 381. (with P. F. Lutz & C. Thomann)

Public Self-Insurance and the Samaritan’s Dilemma in a Federation. Public Finance Review41, 2013, pp. 92 – 120. ( with J. R. Robeldo)

Self-Insurance and Self-Protection as Public Goods. Journal of Risk and Insurance 79, 2012, pp. 57 – 76. (with J. R. Robeldo & U. Schmidt)

Redistributional Consequences of Decentralizing the Tax-Transfer Scheme. Review of Economics 60, 2009, pp. 168 – 180.

Öffentliche Güter mit Versicherungscharakter. Zeitschrift für die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft Supplement, 2007, pp. 139 – 154. (with J. R. Robeldo & U. Schmidt)

Optimal Taxes and Transfers under Partial Information. Journal of Economics and Statistics 225, 2005, pp. 622 – 629. (with S. Homburg)

  • Video Recordings in Experiments – Are There Effects on Self-Selection or the Outcome of the Experiment? DIW Working Paper No. 1751 (mit S. Qari)
  • Do individuals put effort into lying? Evidence from a compliance experiment. CESifo Working Paper No. 5805 (mit N. Dwenger)
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
  • Southern Economic Journal
  • Journal of Public Economic Theory
  • FinanzArchiv
  • Journal of Income Distribution
  • European Journal of Health Economics
  • Public Finance Review
  • Revenues and Tax policy in Europe: Challenges and Chances. 2009, Berlin: Peter Lang (co-editor with K. A. Konrad; in German)
  • Workfare and its Assessment from an Optimal Tax Perspective. 2008 Wiesbaden: Gabler (in German)

Research

Research visits

  • Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University, Cambridge (MA) / USA, September & October 2015
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of California San Diego / USA, March - May 2015
  • Guest Researcher at Center for Economic Studies (CES), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, October 2014
  • Research Visitor at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich: August / September 2011, March 2012, August 2012, August 2013, March 2014, July 2015, August 2016, December 2017

Scientific Presentations

2018

  • Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego, 2 October
  • German Economic Association, Freiburg, 3 September
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 29 August
  • Economic Science Association (ESA) World Meeting, Berlin, 29 June
  • Fifth International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences (IMEBESS), Florence, 3 May

2017

  • German Economic Association, Vienna, 5 September
  • Economic Science Association (ESA) World Meeting, San Diego, 22 June

2016

  • German Economic Association, Augsburg, 6 September
  • Economic Science Association (ESA) World Meeting, Jerusalem, 8 July
  • IAST, Université Toulouse I, Workshop "The Human Face in Economics", Toulouse, 19 May
  • CREED, University of Amsterdam, workshop "Incentives and Behavior Change", Amsterdam, 6 May
  • CESifo Area Conference, Munich, 9 April
  • WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar/Germany, 1 February
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law, 25 January

2015

  • Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich 8 July

2014

  • CESifo Group Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 27 October
  • German Economic Association, Hamburg, 9 September
  • International Institute of Public Finance, Lugano/Switzerland, 21 August
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Seattle/USA, July11
  • Department of Economics, Technical University Dresden, 29 April
  • Conference of the Center for Economic Behavior and Institution Design, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 8 March

2013

  • Leibniz School of Business, Hannover, 13 December
  • Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Workshop "Tax Compliance in Field and Laboratory Experiments", Munich, 4 November
  • European Association of Law and Economics, Warsaw, 27 September
  • German Economic Association, Düsseldorf, 6 September
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Lisbon, 5 July
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law, 24 January

2012

  • CESifo Group Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 15 October
  • German Economic Association, Göttingen, 10 September
  • International Institute of Public Finance, Dresden, 17 August
  • Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich, 4 July
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Taipei, 12 June
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law, 7 June

2011

  • CESifo Workshop on Political Economy, Dresden, 2 December
  • Ulm University, 8 July
  • Journée Louis-André Gérard-Varet, Marseille, 21 June
  • Seminar of the Munich Experimental Laboratory for Economic and Social Sciences (MELESSA), LMU Munich, 15 February

2010

  • Berlin School of Economics and Law, 27 May

2009

  • University of Potsdam, Potsdam, 19 October
  • European Economic Association, Barcelona, 23 August
  • University of Magdeburg, Seminar of the Chair of Public Finance, Potsdam, 3 August
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Galway, 19 June
  • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Conference „Frontiers in Public Finance“, Munich, 30 April
  • European Public Choice Society, Athens, 3 April
  • Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft, Berlin, 5 March (Discussant)

2008

  • CESifo Area Conference “Reform of the Welfare State”, Munich, 1 November (Discussant)
  • German Economic Association, Graz/Austria, 26 September
  • European Economic Association, Milan, 31 August
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Seoul, 27 June
  • Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, 21 May
  • Royal Economic Society, Warwick, 19 March

2007

  • Social Science Research Center Berlin, Berlin, 18 December
  • German Economic Association, Munich, 11 October
  • International Institute of Public Finance, Warwick, 27 August
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Nashville/USA, 6 July
  • Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft, Stuttgart, 8 March

2006

  • Association of Southern European Economic Theorists, Lisbon, 4 November
  • German Economic Association, Bayreuth, 27 September
  • Association for Public Economic Theory, Hanoi, 2 August

2005

  • German Economic Association, Bonn, 29 September
  • University of Hannover, Hannover, 20 April

2004

  • CESifo Area Conference “Employment and Social Protection”, Munich, 12 June (Discussant)

Teaching

Courses Winter Term 2018/19

Due to a sabbatical no courses will be given.