I am Professor of Economics at the University of Bremen, SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy. 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].
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 evaluation of social-policy interventions in the Global South.
Working Papers [with abstracts]
Negotiating Cooperation under Uncertainty: Communication in Noisy, Indefinitely Repeated Interactions (with Fabian Dvorak), [link].
Committee Decision-Making under the Threat of Leaks (with Volker Hahn), [link].
Contacts Matter: Local Governance and the Targeting of Social Pensions in Bangladesh (with Viola Asri, Kumar Biswas, Urs Fischbacher, Katharina Michaelowa, and Atonu Rabbani), [link].
Beliefs about Others: A Striking Example of Information Neglect (with Baiba Renerte, and Irenaeus Wolff), [link].
Publications [with abstracts]
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].
TV-Based Learning in Bangladesh: Is it Reaching Students? (with Kumar Biswas, T.M. Asaduzzaman, David K. Evans, Deepika Ramachandran, and Shwetlena Sabarwal), Word Bank Policy Brief, 2020, [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
Improving State Capacity to Target Extreme Poverty: An Evaluation of a Randomized Intervention in Bangladesh (with Viola Asri, Kumar Biswas, Urs Fischbacher, Katharina Michaelowa, and Atonu Rabbani), status: pilot completed, [link].
Improving Equity in Education through Youth Mentoring: An Evaluation of a Randomized Intervention in Colombia (with Diego Amador, Diego Aycinena, Urs Fischbacher, Anna Hochleitner, Andrés Moya, and Guido Schwerdt), status: pilot completed, [link] [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 Bremen