Lindner Florian

Florian Lindner, PhD

Born 18.03.1985 in Schwaz/Tyrol
Tel: +43 (0) 512 507 73008
E-mail: florian.lindner[at]

Consultation Hours: by arrangement
Address: Universitätsstrasse 15, A-6020 Innsbruck, Room: o4.10

 For more details about me, consult my personal webpage.


Research Interests

Behavioral Economics and Finance, Experimental Economics and Finance, Personnel and Organizational Economics, Applied Game Theory, Sports Economics, Decision Theory, Social Preferences


Papers in Refereed Journals

 [8] Rankings and risk-taking in the finance industry (with Michael Kirchler and Utz Weitzel), Journal of Finance (forthcoming).

[7] No need for more time: Intertemporal allocation decisions under time pressure (with Julia Rose), Journal of Economic Psychology, 60: 53-70, 2017.

[6] The optimal allocation of prizes in tournaments of heterogeneous agents (with Loukas Balafoutas, E. Glenn Dutcher and Dmitry Ryvkin), Economic Inquiry, 55(1): 461-478, 2017.

[5] Strive to be first or avoid being last: An experiment on relative performance incentives (with E. Glenn Dutcher, Loukas Balafoutas, Dmitry Ryvkin and Matthias Sutter), Games and Economic Behavior, 94: 39-56, 2015  (IZA Discussion Paper Series).

[4] Hot hand and gambler's fallacy in teams: Evidence from investment experiments (with Thomas Stöckl, Jürgen Huber and Michael Kirchler), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 117: 327-339, 2015.

[3] Decision time and steps of reasoning in a competitive market entry game, Economics Letters 122(1): 7-11, 2014.

[2] Level-k reasoning and time pressure in the 11-20 money request game (with Matthias Sutter), Economics Letters 120(3): 542-545, 2013.

[1] Sabotage in tournaments: Evidence from a natural experiment (with Loukas Balafoutas and Matthias Sutter), Kyklos 65(4): 425-441, 2012 [Lead Article].


Selected Working Papers

[4] Choking under pressure of top athletes: Evidence from Biathlon competitions, University of Innsbruck Working Papers in Economics and Statistics 2017-24.

[3] Sorting and selection effects in tournament mechanisms: An experimental investigation (with E. Glenn Dutcher and Dmitry Ryvkin), mimeo.

[2] Speculative overpricing in asset markets with information flows revisited (with David Schindler), mimeo.

[1] Trading behavior and belief formation in markets with information flows (with Caroline Bonn), mimeo 

Selected Awards

Award of Excellence 2013 of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science & Research

Science Award 2013 of the Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce 

Award for Presentation at EEA 2013 Congress of the German Economic Association

Recognition Award 2013 of the Jury of the “LFUI Best Student Paper Award”


Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior (4), Management Science (2), Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review (2), Experimental Economics, Economics Letters (2), International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations (2), Journal of Economic Psychology (7), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (2), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance (7), Journal of Sports Economics (2), B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics

Education, Academic Appointments and Professional Activities

10/2014 - now PostDoc (Assistant Professor, non-tenure track), Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck
12/2015 - now Vice-Director of the Research Centre “Financial Markets and Risk”, University of Innsbruck
04/2015 - now
Director of Operations / Laboratory Manager of the Innsbruck-EconLab, University of Innsbruck
10/2013 - 09/2014 Post-Doc at the Chair of Martin Kocher for Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Department of Economics, University of Munich
06/2013 PhD in Economics, University of Innsbruck
02/2011 - 09/2013 Research and Teaching Assistent, Department of Public Finance (Economics), University of Innsbruck
11/2010 Master in Economics (Diploma Study), University of Innsbruck
10/2010 Master in Business Administration (Diploma Study), University of Innsbruck