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Dr. Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch


Contact Information

Institute for Applied Microeconomics
Adenauerallee 24-42
53113 Bonn
Visitor adress:
Lennéstraße 43
53113 Bonn


Office hours by arrangement via email

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Main Research Interests

  • Applied microeconomics (development and stability of risk, time, and social preferences, family economics, welfare economics)

  • Economics and psychology (self-control, personality, psychology of incentives)

  • Public economics (public goods, design of institutions, inequality)

  • Labor economics, economics of education

  • Law and economics


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Curriculum Vitae

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Working Papers


Does self-control depletion affect risk attitudes? (with Holger Gerhardt, Jana Willrodt), IZA Discussion Paper 9613

How does parental socio-economic status shape a child's personality? (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse), SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 498, revise & resubmit Journal of Political Economy

The impact of fine size and uncertainty on punishment and deterrence: Theory and evidence from the lab (with Eberhard Feess, Markus Schramm, Ansgar Wohlschlegel), IZA Discussion Paper 9388

The formation of prosociality: Causal evidence on the role of social environment (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse), IZA Discussion Paper 9861

The individual and joint performance of economic preferences, personality, and self-control in predicting criminal behavior (with Tim Friehe), IZA Discussion Paper 7894

Crime and self-control revisited: Disentangling the effects of self-control on risk and social prefer-ences (with Tim Friehe), IZA Discussion Paper 8109, revise & resubmit International Review of Law and Economics

Does foreign aid delay stabilization? SFB 504 Discussion Paper 04-24

Nominal or real? The impact of regional price levels on life satisfaction (with Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk), SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 450, forthcoming in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy

Institution formation and cooperation with heterogeneous agents (with Sebastian Kube, Sebastian Schaube, Elina Khachatryan), forthcoming in European Economic Review

Asymmetric obligations (with Nadine Riedel), Journal of Economic Psychology 35 (2013), pp.67-80. pdf

An experimental test of the deterrence hypothesis (with Christina Strassmair),
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 28 (2012), pp. 447-459.pdf Instructions Theory

Does parental employment affect children's educational attainment?, Economics of Education Review 30 (2011), pp. 1456-1467. pdf

Less fighting than expected - experiments with wars of attrition and all-pay auctions (with Oliver Kirchkamp), Public Choice 144 (2010), pp. 347-367. pdf

Is the veil of ignorance only a concept about risk? An experiment, Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010), pp. 1062-1066. pdf Instructions


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  • Introduction to economics (Lecture)
  • Economics and Psychology
  • Introduction to Stata (Part of Lecture Experimental Economics)
  • Tutorial Microeconomics
  • Seminar Competition Policy
  • Tutorial Econometrics
  • Tutorial Mathematics for Economists

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