Selected publications highlights of members of the Experimental Economics Group at MPI Bonn (since 2017)

Bursztyn, L., Egorov, G., Haaland, I., Rao, A., Roth, C. (forthcoming), Justifying dissent. Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Balafoutas, L., Batsaikhan, M., Sutter, M. (forthcoming), Competitiveness of entrepreneurs and salaried workers. Management Science. (was MPI Discussion Paper 2021/7).

Bortolotti, S., Soraperra, I., Sutter, M., Zoller, C. (forthcoming), Too lucky to be true: Fairness views under the shadow of cheating. Review of Economics and Statistics. Link to older working paper version.

Charness, G., Feri, F., Melendez-Jimenez, M., Sutter, M. (forthcoming), An experimental study on the effects of communication, credibility, and clustering in network games. Review of Economics and Statistics, 1-45.

Dertwinkel-Kalt, M. and Wey, C., (forthcoming), Resale price maintenance in a successive monopoly model, Journal of Industrial Economics.

Gill, A., Heinz, M., Schumacher, H., Sutter, M., (forthcoming), Social preferences of young professionals and the financial industry. Management Science. (A previous version was titled “Trustworthiness in the financial industry” and was MPI Discussion Paper 2020/19).

Hager, A., Hensel, L.,  Roth, C., and Stegmann, A. (forthcoming), Voice and political engagement: Evidence from a field experiment, Review of Economics and Statistics.

Haushofer, J., Lowes, S., Musau, A., Ndetei, D. M., Nunn, N., and Qian, N. (forthcoming), Stress, ethnicity, and prosocial behavior. Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics.

Barron, K., Harmgart, H., Huck, S., Schneider, S. O., Sutter, M. (forthcoming), Discrimination, narratives and family History: An experiment with Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children. Review of Economics and Statistics.

Alan, S., Corekcioglu, G., Sutter, M. (2023), Improving workplace climate in large corporations: A clustered randomized intervention. Quarterly Journal of Economics, qjac034, 138(1) 151–203. Press release by the EUI.

Friebel, G., Heinz, M., Hoffman, M., Zubanov, N. (2023), What do employee referral programs do? Measuring the direct and overall effects of a management practice. Journal of Political Economy 131(3) 633-686.

Angerer, S., Bolvashenkova, J., Glätzle-Rützler, D., Lergetporer, P., Sutter, M. (2023), Children’s patience and school-track choices several years later: Linking experimental and field data. Journal of Public Economics, 220, 104837.

Bašić, Z., & Quercia, S. (2022). The influence of self and social image concerns on lying. Games and Economic Behavior , 133, 162–169.

Chowdhury, S., Sutter, M., Zimmermann, K. F. (2022), Economic preferences across generations and family clusters: A large-scale experiment in a developing country, Journal of Political Economy, 130(9): 2361-2410.

Egger, D., Haushofer, J., Miguel, E., Niehaus, P., & Walker, M. (2022). General equilibrium effects of unconditional cash transfers: Experimental evidence from Kenya. Econometrica, 90(6), 2603–2643.

Kaba, M. (2022). Who buys vote-buying? How, how much, and at what cost? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 193, 98–124.

Kiessling, L., Radbruch, J., & Schaube, S. (2022). Self-selection of peers and performance. Management Science, 68(11):8184-8201.

Christensen, D., Dube, O., Haushofer, J., Siddiqi, B., & Voors, M. (2021). Healthcare delivery during crises: Experimental evidence from Sierra Leone and the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 136: 1145–1198.

Egger D, Miguel E, Warren SS, Shenoy A, Collins E, Karlan D, Parkerson D, Mobarak AM, Fink G, Udry C, Walker M, Haushofer J, Larreboure M, Athey S, Lopez-Pena P, Benhachmi S, Humphreys M, Lowe L, Meriggi NF, Wabwire A, Davis CA, Pape UJ, Graff T, Voors M, Nekesa C, Vernot C. (2021), Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries. Science Advances, 7(6):eabe0997.

Friebel. G., Heinz., M., & Zubanov, N. (2021). Middle managers, personnel turnover and performance: A long-term field experiment in a retail chain. Management Science, 68(1):211-229.

Kassis, M., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D., Sutter, M. (2021), Psychological pressure and the right to determine the moves in dynamic tournaments - Evidence from a natural field experiment. Games and Economic Behavior 126: 278-287.

Kiessling, L., (2021). How do parents perceive the returns to parenting styles and neighborhoods? European Economic Review, 139, 103906.

Rockenbach, B., Tonke, S., & Weiss, A. R. (2021). Self-serving behavior of the rich causes contagion effects among the poor. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 183, 289-300.

Romano, A., Bortolotti, S., Hofmann, W., Praxmarer, M. & Sutter, M. (2021), Generosity and cooperation across the life span: A lab-in-the-field study, Psychology and Aging, 36(1), 108–118.

Romano, A., Sutter, M., Liu, J. H. and Balliet, D., (2021) Political ideology, cooperation and national parochialism across 42 nations, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 376: 20200146.

Romano, A., Sutter, M., Liu, J., Yamagishi, T., Balliet, D. (2021), National parochialism is ubiquitous across 42 countries around the world. Nature Communications. 12: 4456.

Terrier, C., Chen, D., Sutter, M. (2021), COVID-19 within families amplifies the prosociality gap between adolescents of high and low socioeconomic status. PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(46): e2110891118.

Bašić, Z., Falk, A., & Kosse, F. (2020). The development of egalitarian norm enforcement in childhood and adolescence. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 179, 667–680.

Heinz, M., Jeworrek, S., Mertins, V., Schumacher, H., Sutter, M. (2020), Measuring indirect effects of unfair employer behavior on worker productivity – A field experiment. Economic Journal 130(632): 2546-2568.

Dertwinkel-Kalt, Köster, M., Sutter, M. (2020), To buy or not to buy? Price salience in an online shopping field experiment. European Economic Review 130: 103593.

Haushofer, J. & Metcalf, C. J. E. (2020). Which interventions work best in a pandemic?, Science, 368(6495), 1063-1065.

Haushofer, J., Chemin, M., Jang, C., & Abraham, J. (2020). Economic and psychological effects of health Insurance and cash transfers: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Kenya. Journal of Development Economics, 144, 102416. 

Bigoni, M., Bortolotti, S., Casari, M., & Gambetta, D. (2019). At the root of the North‐South cooperation gap in Italy: Preferences or beliefs?. The Economic Journal, 129(619), 1139-1152.

Fehr, D., & Sutter, M. (2019). Gossip and the efficiency of interactions. Games and Economic Behavior, 113, 448-460.

Sutter, M., Zoller, C., & Glätzle-Rützler, D. (2019). Economic behavior of children and adolescents–A first survey of experimental economics results. European Economic Review, 111, 98-121.

Linner, R. K., Biroli, P., …, Sutter, M., …, Beauchamp, J. (2019), Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences.  Nature Genetics, 51(2), 245-257.

Kirchler, M., Lindner, F., & Weitzel, U. (2018). Rankings and risk‐taking in the finance industry. The Journal of Finance, 73(5), 2271-2302.

Balafoutas, L., Fornwagner, H., & Sutter, M. (2018). Closing the gender gap in competitiveness through priming. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4359.

Romano, A., Balliet, D., Yamagishi, T., & Liu, J. H. (2017). Parochial trust and cooperation across 17 societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(48), 12702-12707.

Huber, J., Kirchler, M., Kleinlercher, D., & Sutter, M. (2017). Market versus residence principle: Experimental evidence on the effects of a financial transaction tax. The Economic Journal, 127(605), F610-F631.


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