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Talk and discussion with David McEvoy

LFUI guest professor David McEvoy from Appalachian State University gave an interesting talk on "The Economics of International Climate Agreements". Find a short report and a video summary of the talk here



35th Böhm-Bawerk-Lecture with Ariel Rubinstein

This year's Böhm-Bawerk-Lecture took place on Friday, June 10, 2016 in the Kaiser-Leopold-Saal. Our guest, Prof. Dr. Ariel Rubinstein, talked about "A Typology of Players: Between Instinctive and Contemplative". More information can be found on the invitation


France or Germany predicted to win the UEFA Euro 2016


A recent working paper by Achim Zeileis, Christoph Leitner and Kurt Hornik predicts France to win the UEFA European Championship with a probability of 21.5% followed by Germany with 20.1%. According to their bookmaker-consensus model, which was successful in predicting finalists in past competitions, Spain will win the upcoming championships with a probability of only 13.7%.



4th eeecon lecture with Hans-Werner Sinn

The 4th eeecon lecture with our guest Hans-Werner Sinn (LMU Munich / ifo institute) took place on May 24th 2016. About 250 people listened to his talk about "Der Euro. Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel".

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Workshop: Models and Explanations in Economics


On the occasion of this year's Boehm-Bawerk lecture by Ariel Rubinstein (June 10th, 2016, 17h in Kaiser Leopold Saal) there will be a workshop on "Models and Explanations in Economics" (program) organized by Philipp Wichardt (Rostock University) and Markus Walzl on June, 11th and 12th, 2016.

eeecon members who are interested to join the workshop are asked to send a message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


eeecon @ Lange Nacht der Forschung


Thank you for visiting us at the Lange Nacht der Forschung last Friday! We prepared some experimental tasks on and off the computer where you could learn about your preferences and attitudes.


Spring Course on Evolutionary Game Theory with Christoph Kuzmics

After a successful start with an introduction to the field of Epistemic Game theory by Andrés Perea in 2015, we are happy to announce a sequel to the Innsbruck Spring Courses on Economic Theory. Christoph Kuzmics (University of Graz) will give a mini-course on Evolutionary Game Theory from April 26 to April 27, 2016.

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Replication study published in Science

A major replication study on laboratory experiments in economics that involved the 4 eeecon members Jürgen Huber, Michael Kirchler, Felix Holzmeister, and Michael Razen is now published in Science. Congratulations! 




Publication in Science Advances

We are proud to announce that the joint publication of eeecon member Esther Blanco together with Xavier Basurto (Duke University and guest researcher at the University of Innsbruck), Mateja Nenadovic (Duke University) and Björn Vollan (University of Marburg and former eeecon member) on "Integrating Simultaneous Pro-social and Anti-social Behavior into Theories of Collective Action" is now published in Science Advances and subject of various international press articles. 




Recent Publications

  • S. Czermak, F. Feri, D. Glätzle-Rützler, M. Sutter. "How strategic are children and adolescents? Experimental evidence from normal-form games", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Link
  • F. Holzmeister, A. Pfurtscheller. "oTree: The “bomb” risk elicitation task", Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. Link
  • R. Kerschbamer, D. Neururer, M. Sutter. "Insurance coverage of customers induces dishonesty of sellers in markets for credence goods", Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS). Link
  • M. Geiger, W. Luhan and J. Scharler. "When do Fiscal Consolidations Lead to Consumption Booms? Lessons from a Laboratory Experiment", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (forthcoming). Link

Recent Working Papers

  • Y. Engler, R. Kerschbamer and L. Page. "Why did he do that? Using counterfactuals to study the effect of intentions in extensive form games", 2016-18. [Online version]
  • Y. Engler, R. Kerschbamer and L. Page. "Guilt-averse or reciprocal? Looking at behavioural motivations in the trust game", 2016-17. [Online version]
  • E. Blanco, T. Haller and J. M. Walker. "Provision of public goods: Unconditional and conditional donations from outsiders", 2016-16. [Online version]
  • A. Zeileis, C. Leitner and K. Hornik. "Predictive Bookmaker Consensus Model for the UEFA Euro 2016", 2016-15.[Online version]

Upcoming Research Seminars

Wed Jun 29 @17:30 - 19:00
EmpEc-Seminar with Nicolas Debarsy

Thu Jun 30 @10:00 - 12:00
EmpEc-Seminar with Hajo Holzmann

Thu Jun 30 @12:00 - 13:30
BBL-Seminar with Wieland Müller

Other Events

Mon Jul 04 @15:00 - 16:00
Research seminar with Iqbal Syed