Rudolf Kerschbamer

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Address
  • Degrees
  • Current Positions
  • Previous Positions
  • Teaching Experience
  • Research Interests
  • Referee
  • Recent Projects
  • Recent Manuscripts
  • Selected Publications


Address:

Department of Economics
University of Innsbruck
Universitätsstraße 15
A-6020 INNSBRUCK
AUSTRIA

Phone: ++43/+512/507/7400
Fax: ++43/+512/507/2980
E-mail:
 Rudolf.Kerschbamer@uibk.ac.at
WWW:
 http://www.uibk.ac.at/economics/personal/kerschbamer/index.html.de


Degrees:

Master of Economics (Magister rer.soc.oec.), University of Vienna
Ph.D. in Economics (Doktor rer.soc.oec), University of Vienna
Habilitation in Economics, University of Vienna

 

Current Position: 

Professor of Economics, Dept. of Economics, University of Innsbruck (since February 2002)


Previous Positions:

Associate Professor, Dep. of Econ., Univ. of Vienna (October 2000 – February 2002)
Assistant Professor, Dep. of Econ., Univ. of Vienna (January 1987 - October 2000)


Teaching Experience:

Courses at all levels in

  • Industrial Organization
  • Competition Policy
  • Game Theory
  • Contract Theory
  • Information Economics
  • Behavioral Economics

  

Research Interests:

  • Industrial Organization (esp. markets for credence goods; markets for experience goods; the impact of asymmetric information on markets; the impact of other-regarding concerns on market outcomes)
  • Behavioral Economics (esp. the impact of other-regarding concerns on behavior in games; identification of other-regarding concerns; drivers for trust and trustworthiness)
  • Experimental Economics (esp. methodological issues; identification of distributional preferences; impact of other-regarding preferences on market outcomes; imperfect information games)
  • Contract Theory and Incentives (esp. multiple agents scenarios; situations in which several principals interact in designing contracts for their agents; settings in which the agent’s reservation utility is type dependent; collusion)  

 

Referee:

American Economic Review, Empirica, Empirical Economics, Experimental Economics, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, Journal of Economic Science Association, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Kyklos, Management Science, Managerial and Decision Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Social Choice and Welfare

 

Recent Research Grants (> 50.000 Euro):

 

Funding Period

Award Holder(s)

Funding Body

Title

Amount received (in Euro)

2017-2021

Loukas Balafoutas

Jürgen Huber

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Michael Kirchler

Matthias Sutter

Markus Walzl

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Credence Goods, Incentives, and Behavior – Theory, Lab, and Field

 

3,685,584.-

2015-2018

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Heterogeneity in Dynamic Contests: Theory and Experiment

232,659.-

2014-2018

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Credence Goods in the Field: A Forensic-Economic Investigation

287,306.-

2011-2015

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

A Parsimonious Experimental Test to Identify Type and Intensity of Distributional Preferences at the Individual Level

345,964.-

2011-2015

Uwe Dulleck

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Matthias Sutter

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Honesty and Efficiency in the Provision of Expert Services: Doctors and Other Experts as Participants in Economic Experiments

182,574.-

 

(AUS $ 270,000.-)

2008-2013

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Uwe Dulleck

Matthias Sutter

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Credence Goods Markets – Theory and Experiments

333,716.-

2010-2012

Anita Gantner

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Austrian National Bank (OeNB Jubiläumsfonds)

An Experimental Study of Fairness and Efficiency in the Subjective Claims Problem

92,000.-

2010-2012

Rudolf Kerschbamer

Austrian National Bank (OeNB Jubiläumsfonds)

Disciplining Credence Goods Experts: Implications of Other-Regarding Preferences

61,000.-

 

  

Publications in Last Five Years: 

Balafoutas, L., Kerschbamer, R., Oexl, R. (2017), Distributional Preferences and Ego Depletion, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, forthcoming.

Davis, B., Kerschbamer, R., Oexl, R. (2017), Is Reciprocity Really Outcome-Based? A Second Look at Gift-Exchange with Random Shocks, Journal of the Economic Science Association 3: 149–160.

Stracke, R., Kerschbamer, R., Sunde, U. (2017), Coping with Complexity – Experimental Evidence for Narrow Bracketing in Strategic Interactions, European Economic Review 98: 264-281.

Engler, Y., Kerschbamer, R., Page, L. (2017), Why Did He Do That? Using Counterfactuals to Study the Effect of Intentions in Extensive Form Games, Experimental Economics (forthcoming).

Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. and Dulleck, U. (2017), How Social Preferences Shape Incentives on (Experimental) Markets for Credence Goods, Economic Journal 127: 393-416.

Kerschbamer, R. and Sutter, M. (2017), The Economics of Credence Goods -- A Survey of Recent Lab and Field Experiments, CESifo Economic Studies 63: 1-23.

Balafoutas, L., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2017), Second-Degree Moral Hazard in a Real-World Credence Goods Market, Economic Journal 127: 1-18.

Cox, J., Kerschbamer, R., Neururer, D. (2016), What is Trustworthiness and What Drives It?, Games and Economic Behavior 98: 197-218.

Kerschbamer, R., Neururer, D. and Sutter, M. (2016), Insurance Coverage of Customers Induces Dishonesty of Sellers in Markets for Credence Goods, PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 113: 7454-7458.

Gantner, A., Kerschbamer, R. (2016), Fairness and Efficiency in a Subjective Claims Problem, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 131: 21-36.

Flynn, N., Kah, C., Kerschbamer, R. (2016), Vickrey Auction vs. BDM: Difference in Bidding Behavior and the Impact of Other-Regarding Motives, Journal of the Economic Science Association 2: 101-108.

Gantner, A., Horn, K., Kerschbamer, R. (2016), Fair and Efficient Division Through Unanimity Bargaining when Claims Are Subjective, Journal of Economic Psychology 57: 56-73.

Balafoutas, L., Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2015), The Hidden Costs of Tax Evasion: Collaborative Tax Evasion in Markets for Expert Services, Journal of Public Economics 129: 14-25.

Kerschbamer, R. (2015), The Geometry of Distributional Preferences and a Non-Parametric Identification Approach: The Equality Equivalence Test, European Economic Review 76: 85-103.

Stracke, R., Höchtl, W., Kerschbamer, R., Sunde, U. (2015), Incentives and Selection in Promotion Tournaments: Is it Possible to Kill Two Birds with One Stone?, Managerial and Decision Economics 36: 275-285.

Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Qiu, J., Sutter, M. (2014), Car Mechanics in the Lab - Investigating the Behavior of Real Experts on Experimental Markets for Credence Goods, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 108: 166-173.

Balafoutas, L., Kerschbamer, R., Kocher, M., Sutter, M. (2014), Revealed Distributional Preferences: Individuals vs. Teams, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 108: 319-330.

Stracke, R., Höchtl, W., Kerschbamer, R., Sunde, U. (2014), Optimal Prizes in Dynamic Elimination Contests: Theory and Experimental Evidence, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 102: 43-58.

Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Qiu, J., Sutter, M. (2013), Shaping Beliefs in Experimental Markets for Expert Services: Guilt Aversion and the Impact of Promises and Money-Burning Options, Games and Economic Behaviour 81: 145-164.

Balafoutas, L., Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2013), What Drives Taxi Drivers? A Field Experiment on Fraud in a Market for Credence Goods, Review of Economic Studies 80: 876-891.

Balafoutas, L., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2012), Distributional Preferences and Competitive Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 83: 125-135.

Dulleck, U., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2011), The Economics of Credence Goods: An Experiment on the Role of Liability, Verifiability, Reputation and Competition, American Economic Review 101: 526-555.

 

Unpublished Manuscripts in Last Five Years: 

Kerschbamer, R., Neururer, D., Gruber, A. (2017), Do the Altruists Lie Less? Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2017-18, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Kerschbamer, R., Mueller, D. (2017), Social Preferences and Political Attitudes: An Online Experiment on a Large Heterogeneous Sample, Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2017-16, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Engler, Y., Kerschbamer, R., Page, L. (2016), Guilt-Averse or Reciprocal? Looking at Behavioural Motivations in the Trust Game, Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2016-17, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Gantner, A., Kerschbamer, R. (2016), Social Interaction Effects: The Impact of Distributional Preferences on Risky Choices, Mimeo, Department of Economics, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Höchtl, W., Kerschbamer, R., Kircher, P., Ludwig, S., Sandroni, A. (2015), The Perils of Advocating Transfers, Mimeo, Department of Economics, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Hörtnagel, T., Kerschbamer, R. (2014), How the Value of Information Shapes the Value of Commitment. Or: Why the Value of Commitment Does Not Vanish, Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2014-03, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Dulleck, U., Kerschbamer, R., Konovalov, A. (2014), Too Much or Too Little? Price-Discrimination in a Market for Credence Goods, Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2014-13, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

Hörtnagel, T., Kerschbamer, R., Stracke, R., Sunde, U. (2013), Heterogeneity in Rent-Seeking Contests with Multiple Stages: Theory and Experimental Evidence, Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2013-29, University of Innsbruck.

Dulleck, U., Johnston, D., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2012), The Good, the Bad and the Naive: Do Prices Signal Expert Type or Do Prices Induce Good Behavior? Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2012-03, submitted.

Kerschbamer, R., Rauchdobler, J., Sausgruber, R., Tyran, J.-R. (2012), How Non-binding Agreements Resolve Social Dilemmas, Mimeo, Department of Economics, University of Innsbruck, submitted.

 

Ten Most Important Publications of the Last Ten Years:

Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. and Dulleck, U. (2017), How Social Preferences Shape Incentives on (Experimental) Markets for Credence Goods, Economic Journal 127: 393-416.

Balafoutas, L., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2017), Second-Degree Moral Hazard in a Real-World Credence Goods Market, Economic Journal 127: 1-18.

Cox, J., Kerschbamer, R., Neururer, D. (2016), What is Trustworthiness and What Drives It? , Games and Economic Behavior 98: 197-218.

Kerschbamer, R., Neururer, D. and Sutter, M. (2016), Insurance Coverage of Customers Induces Dishonesty of Sellers in Markets for Credence Goods, PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 113: 7454-7458.

Balafoutas, L., Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2015), The Hidden Costs of Tax Evasion: Collaborative Tax Evasion in Markets for Expert Services, Journal of Public Economics 129: 14-25.

Kerschbamer, R. (2015), The Geometry of Distributional Preferences and a Non-Parametric Identification Approach: The Equality Equivalence Test, European Economic Review 76: 85-103.

Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Qiu, J., Sutter, M. (2013), Shaping Beliefs in Experimental Markets for Expert Services: Guilt Aversion and the Impact of Promises and Money-Burning Options, Games and Economic Behaviour 81: 145-164.

Balafoutas, L., Beck, A., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2013), What Drives Taxi Drivers? A Field Experiment on Fraud in a Market for Credence Goods, Review of Economic Studies 80: 876-891.

Dulleck, U., Kerschbamer, R., Sutter, M. (2011), The Economics of Credence Goods: An Experiment on the Role of Liability, Verifiability, Reputation and Competition, American Economic Review 101: 526-555.

Dulleck, U., Kerschbamer, R. (2006), On Doctors, Mechanics and Computer Specialists – The Economics of Credence Goods, Journal of Economic Literature 44: 5-42.