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].

For teaching see [here].

Research Interests
Public Economics / Political Economy
Labor / Personnel Economics
Development Economics
Experimental and Behavioral Economics
Applied Game Theory


Annual Workshop
Political Economy: Theory Meets Empirics, Bath, 2016, [Program].

Programs of previous years: [Konstanz 2015], [Zurich 2014].

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].

Publications [with abstracts]

Refereed Journals

How Transparency Kills Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment (with Niall Hughes), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming, [link].

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: 3.223), 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.



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