Felix Holzmeister, PhD

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Research Associate (PostDoc), 
Department of Banking and Finance

Lab Manager of the Innsbruck EconLab

  +43 (0) 512 507 73006

  felix.holzmeister@uibk.ac.at

  www.holzmeister.biz

  SOWI o.4.10

  upon request

  Research

Research Interests

  Experimental and Behavioral Economics and Finance
  Judgement and Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty
  Reproducibility and Transparency of Research Practices
  Market Efficiency and Information Economics

Publications in Refereed Journals

  Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Kirchler, M., Lindner, F., & Weitzel, U. (forthcoming). What Drives Risk Perception? A Global Survey With Financial Professionals and Lay People. Management Science, accepted for publication.  
  Botvinik-Nezer, R., Iwanir, R., Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Dreber, A., Camerer, C. F., Poldrack, R. A., & Schonberg, T. (2019). fMRI Data of Mixed Gambles from the Neuroimaging Analysis Replication and Prediction Study. Scientific Data, 6, 106.  
  Holzmeister, F. & Kerschbamer, R. (2019). oTree: The Equality Equivalence Test. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 22, 214-222.  
  Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., Hoogesteyn, K., Orthey, R., McCarthy, R. J., Skowronski, J. J., ... , Holzmeister, F., ..., & Yildiz, E. (2018). Registered Replication Report on Mazar, Amir, and Ariely (2008). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 199-317.  
  McCarthy, R. J., Skowronski, J. J., Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., Hoogesteyn, K., Orthey, R., ... , Holzmeister, F., ..., & Yildiz, E. (2018). Registered Replication Report on Srull and Wyer (1979). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 321-336.  
  Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Holzmeister, F., Ho, T. H., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Nave, G., Nosek, B. A., Pfeiffer, T., Altmejd, A., ..., & Wu, H. (2018). Evaluating the replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015, Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 637-644.  
  Stefan, M., Holzmeister, F., Müllauer, A., & Kirchler, M. (2018). Ethnical discrimination in Europe: Field evidence from the Finance industry, Plos One, 13(1), e0191959.  
  Holzmeister, F. (2017). oTree: Ready-made Apps for Risk Preference Elicitation Methods, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 16, 33-38.  
  Holzmeister, F. & Pfurtscheller, A. (2016). oTree: The "Bomb" Risk Elicitation Task, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 10, 105-108.  
  Camerer, C.F., Dreber, A., Forsell, E., Ho, T.H., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Almenberg, J., Altmejd, A., ..., Holzmeister, F., ..., & Wu, H. (2016). Evaluating Replicability of Laboratory Experiments in Economics, Science, 351(6280), 1433-1436.  

Textbooks

  Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., & Schredelseker, K. (2019). Grundlagen der Finanzwirtschaft: Ein Informationsökonomischer Zugang (3rd revised and extended edition). Berlin: DeGruyter-Oldenbourg, in print.

Working Papers and Preprints

  Farago, A., Holmen, M., Holzmeister, F., Kirchler, M., & Razen, M. (2019). Cognitive Skills and Economic Preferences in the Fund Industry. Working Papers in Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck. Under review; preprint available at https://osf.io/964ba/.
  Holzmeister, F., Huber, J., Kirchler, M., Lindner, F., & Weitzel, U. (2019). What Drives Risk Perception? A Global Survey With Financial Professionals and Lay People. Working Papers in Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck. Accepted for publication at Management Science; preprint available at https://osf.io/v6r9n/.
  Holzmeister, F. & Stefan, M. (2019). The Risk Elicitation Puzzle Revisited: Across-Methods (In)consistency? OSF Preprints. Revised and resubmitted; preprint available at https://osf.io/pj9u2/.

Work-in-Progress (Selection)

  Crowdsourcing Hypothesis Tests: Making Transparent How Design Choices Shape Research Results
(joint with Landy, J., Jia, M., Ding, I., Viganola, D., Tierney, W., ..., & Uhlmann, E.). 
Revised and resubmitted.
  Variability in the Analysis of a Single Functional Neuroimaging Dataset by Many Groups   
(joint with Botvinik-Nezer, R., Camerer, C.F., Dreber, A., ..., Poldrack, R.A., & Schonberg, T.).
To be submitted shortly.
  Estimating Expectations of Field-Specific Replication Rates in DARPA’s SCORE program
(joint with Gordon, M., Viganola, D., Bishop, M., Chen, Y., ..., & Pfeiffer, T.).
To be submitted shortly.
  Delegated Investment Decisions: Experimental and Register Data 
(joint with Holmén, M., Holzmeister, F., Kirchler, M., Stefan, M., & Wengström, E.).
Analyzing data and preparing manuscript.
  Preferences and Behavioral Characteristics of Finance Professionals and Lay People
(joint with Holmén, M., Holzmeister, F., Kirchler, M., Stefan, M., & Wengström, E.).
Analyzing data and preparing manuscript.
  Portfolio Choice: Helping Investors to Pick What They Like
(joint with Razen, M. & Stefan, M.)
Analyzing data and preparing manuscript.
  Using Prediction Markets to Forecast Research Evaluations   
(Dreber, A., Munafo, M., Penton-Voak, I., ..., & Thompson, J.)
Data collection ongoing.
  Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE)   
(joint with Pfeiffer, T., Chen, Y., Dreber, A., Johannesson, M., ..., & Twardy, C.).
Data collection ongoing.
  Using Decision Markets to Predict Replicability of Social Science Experiments
(joint with Camerer, C.F., Chen, Y., Dreber, A., Ho, T.H., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., & Pfeiffer, T.).
Preparing data collection.
  Nudging Debtors to Pay their Debts: A Randomized Control Trial
(joint with Enerbäck, S., Huber, J., Kirchler, M., & Norman, L.).
Preparing data collection.
  Financial Advice as a Credence Good: Experimental Evidence
(joint with Huber, J., Kerschbamer, R., & Sutter, M.).
Preparing experimental software.

Research Visits

09|2019 Stockholm School of Economics
09|2019 University of Gothenburg, Centre for Finance.
06|2019 University of Gothenburg, Centre for Finance.
01|2019  DARPA SCORE Kick-Off Meeting, Arlington.
04|2017 University of Gothenburg, Centre for Finance.
04|2017  Stockholm School of Economics.

Selected Presentations

  Workshop on "Credence Goods, Incentives, and Behavior". Innsbruck. October 2019.
  Internal Workshop at Sileo Kapital AB. Gothenburg. September 2019.
  Berlin Experimental Economics Colloquium and Seminar. Berlin. June 2019.
  Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association. Graz. April 2019.
  Spring Meeting of the Research Center "Organizations and Society". Innsbruck. April 2019.
  Swiss Society of Financial Market Research (Annual Meeting). Zurich. April 2019.
  Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence, Kick-off Meeting. Arlington. January 2019.
  Nordic Conference on Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Odense. September 2018.
  Conference on Decision Sciences. Konstanz. September 2018.
  Economic Science Association, World Meeting. Berlin. June 2018.
  Experimental Finance Conference. Heidelberg. June 2018.
  Euregio Economics Workshop, Bolzano-Innsbruck-Trento. Innsbruck. March 2018.
  Economic Science Association, European Meeting. Vienna. September 2017.
  Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Conference. Faro. June 2017.
  Empirical and Experimental Economics Workshop. Innsbruck. March 2017.
  Research in Behavioral Finance Conference. Amsterdam. September 2016.
  Experimental Finance Conference. Mannheim. June 2016.

Selected Media Coverage

  "Ergebnisse von Studien in Top-Journalen nicht immer reproduzierbar", Der Standard, August 28, 2018.  
  "More social science studies just failed to replicate. Here’s why this is good.", Vox, August 27, 2018.  
  "In psychology and other social sciences, many studies fail the reproducibility test", NPR, August 27, 2018.  
  "The science behind social science gets shaken up - again", Wired, August 27, 2018.  
  "A far from dismal outcome", The Economist, March 5, 2016.  
  "Experimental economics: Results you can trust", Phys.org, March 3, 2016.  

Selected Grants, Prices, and Awards

  Hypo Tirol Bank Research Grant (joint with M. Stefan), December 2016.
  Research Support Grant, University of Innsbruck, July 2015.
  VKB Science Award 2014, Volkskreditbank AG, May 2015.
  Merit Scholarship Grant, University of Innsbruck, November 2014.
  Merit Scholarship Grant, University of Innsbruck, December 2013.

Ad-hoc Referee

Bulletin of Economic Research (2), Economic Letters (1), European Economic Review (1), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance (6), Journal of Economic Psychology (3), Science Advances (1), Sloan Foundation (1)

 

   Teaching

  Applied Empirical Finance
Lecture and Seminar, MSc.-Level, University of Innsbruck
WT-2016, ST-2017
  Basics in Microeconomics
Seminars, BSc.-Level, University of Innsbruck
WT-2015, WT-2017
  Behavioral Finance
Teaching Assistant, MSc. Level, Gothenburg University
ST-2018, ST-2019
  Behavioral Finance in Theory and Practice
Seminar, Advances Education for Banking Staff, Raiffeisen State Association
WT-2018, ST-2019
  Corporate Financial Management
Lecture and Seminar, MSc.-Level, Danube-University Krems 
WT-2019
  Empirical Finance
Lecture and Seminar, MSc.-/MBA.-Level, Danube-University Krems 
WT-2015
  Experimental Finance
Seminar, MSc.-Level, University of Innsbruck 
WT-2019
  Experimental Finance
Lecture and Seminar, MSc.-/MBA.-Level, Danube-University Krems 
WT-2017
  Introduction to oTree
Seminar/Tutorial, Experimental Finance Summer School, Nice
ST-2017
  Layout, Format & Style using LaTeX
Seminar/Tutorial, University of Innsbruck
WT-2016
  Models of Empirical Finance
Lecture and Seminar, MSc.-Level, University of Innsbruck
WT-2017, WT-2018
  Public Finance
Seminars, BSc.-Level, University of Innsbruck
WT-2017
  Principles of Finance
Seminars, BSc.-Level, University fo Innsbruck
WT-2016, ST-2017, WT-2018, ST-2019, WT-2019
  Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses
ongoing

 

  Appointments and Education

Appointments

05|2019 -  Associate Editor "Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance".
07|2018 -  Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck.
03|2018 -  Lab Manager (joint with C. Huber) of the Innsbruck EconLabs.
03|2018 - 06|2019 Guest Editor "Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance" (special issue).
01|2015 - 06|2018 Research Assistant and Lecturer, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck.
03|2012 - 12|2014 Project Assistant, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck.

Education

10|2014 - 06|2018 PhD Program in "Economics", University of Innsbruck & University of Linz.
10|2012 - 06|2014 MSc Program in "Banking and Finance", University of Innsbruck.
10|2008 - 02|2012 BSc Program in "Management and Economics", University of Innsbruck.
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