Dr. Michael Kurschilgen

Position: 
Research Affiliate
Contact Information

Research Focus: 

Primary:

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Philosophy and Economics

Secondary:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Public Economics
Academic Career: 

Education

2008-2012

Phd Economics (Dr. rer. pol.): summa cum laude
Max Planck Graduate School (“IMPRS Uncertainty”) and University of Jena
Thesis: "How Norms Guide Behaviour in an Uncertain World: an Experimental Law and Economics Perspective"
Supervisors: Christoph Engel, Werner Güth, and Oliver Kirchkamp

2006-2007

MSc Economics
Maastricht University
Thesis: "The Equitability of the Spanish National Hydrological Plan"
Supervisor: Bettina Klaus

2004-2006

BSc Economics
Maastricht University

2002-2004

Diploma student
Economics
University of Bonn

Past and Visiting Positions

2013-2014

Visiting Fellow
European University Institute, Florence, Department of Economics
University of Bologna, Department of Economics

2010-2011 Visiting PhD student
Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Shachar Kariv

2007-2008

Economic Consultant
Large mining projects in India and Kazakhstan

2005-2006 Visiting student
SciencesPo Paris

 

Publications

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • Learning Tacit Collusion: How Do Internal Incentive Structures Affect Market Prices (with Alexander Morell and Ori Weisel)
  • Monetary Incentives and Social Welfare (with Shyam Sunder)
  • Legitimate Coordination: an Experimental Study on the Selection and Stability of Social Contracts  (with Carlos Kurschilgen)

Teaching

Spring 2013

University of Bonn, Department of Political Science
Public Economics (graduate students)

Fall 2012

University of Bonn, Department of Political Science
Introductory Game Theory and Experimental Economics (graduate students)

Spring 2012

University of Bonn, Department of Political Science
Public Economics (graduate students)

Fall 2011

University of Bonn, Department of Political Science
Introductory Game Theory and Experimental Economics (graduate students)

Invited Presentations

  • University of Bologna, Department of Economics, 2013
  • University of Lausanne, Department of Economics, 2013
  • Berlin Foundation for Architecture, 2012
  • University of Bonn, Center for Advanced Studies in Law and Economics, 2011
  • ETH Zurich, Center for Law and Economics, 2009

 Conference Presentations

  • Economic Science Association, Santa Cruz, 2013
  • Conference on Experimental Political Science, New York University, 2013
  • Southern Europe Experimental Economics Meetings, Tenerife, 2013
  • International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Madrid, 2013
  • Maastricht Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium, 2013
  • International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Castellón, 2012
  • Urrutia Elejalde Conference on Philosophy and Economics, San Sebastián, 2011
  • Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, London, 2011
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Yale Law School, 2010
  • Economic Science Association, Copenhagen, 2010
  • International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Bilbao, 2010