Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kube
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Institute for Applied MicroeconomicsAdenauerallee 24 - 4253113 Bonn
Lennéstraße 43, Ground Floor
Tel: 49 228 73-9240 (secretariat)Fax: +49 228 73-9239
Office hours by arrangement via email
MPI Senior Research Fellow
IZA Research Fellow
CENs Affiliated Researcher
BonnEconLab Vice Director
I am interested in the importance of other-regarding preferences for economic behavior. In general, I am using field and laboratory
experiments to explore corresponding research questions from the areas of personnel
and labor economics, public economics and law. My current research mainly focuses
on the following two fields:
Incentives and Motivation (not only) at the Workplace
- Cooperation, Sanctions and Norms
- "Communication and Trust in Principal-Team Relationships: Experimental Evidence" (with Marco Kleine) IZA Discussion Paper No. 8762 (2015)
- "Leadership Effectiveness and Institutional Frames" (with Gerrit Frackenpohl and Adrian Hillenbrand)
- "Can we manage first impressions in cooperation problems? An experimental study on "Broken (and Fixed) Windows"" (with Christoph Engel and Michael Kurschilgen) Preprint of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2011/05
- "Goals (th)at work" (with Sebastian Goerg) Preprint of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2012/19
- "The joint benefits of observed and unobserved social sanctions" (with Andreas Glöckner and Andreas Nicklisch) WiSo HH Working Paper Series 2014, No. 13
"Leadership Effectiveness and Institutional Frames" (with Gerrit Frackenpohl and Adrian Hillenbrand)Experimental Economics (forthcoming)
"Institution formation and cooperation with heterogeneous agents" (with Sebastian Schaube, Hannah-Schildberg Hörisch and Elina Khachatryan)European Economic Review, 2015, 78, 248-268
- "On Probation – An experimental analysis" (with Christoph Engel, Heike Hennig-Schmidt and Bernd Irlenbusch)
Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2015, 12(2), 252-288.
- "Mitigating Extortive Corruption? Experimental Evidence" (with Elina Khachatryan and Björn Vollan), Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 235/2, 228-241.
- "Can higher rewards lead to less effort? Incentive reversal in teams" (with Esteban Klor, Eyal Winter, and Ro’i Zultan) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 97, 72-83.
- "Elections and Deceptions" (with Luca Corazzini, Michel André Maréchal, and Antonio Nicolo), American Journal of Political Science, 2014, 58(3), 579-592.
- "First Impressions are more Important than Early Intervention: Qualifying Broken Windows Theory in the Lab" (with Christoph Engel et al.), International Review of Law and Economics, 2014, 37,126-136.
- "Choosing Your Object of Benevolence: A Field Experiment on Donation Options" (with Bodo Aretz), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2013, 115(1), 62-73.
- "Do Wage Cuts Damage Work Morale? Evidence from Natural Field Experiment" (with Clemens Puppe and Michel André Maréchal), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11(4), 853-870.
- "The Currency of Reciprocity - Gift-Exchange in the Workplace" (with Clemens Puppe and Michel André Maréchal), American Economic Review, 2012, 102(4), 1644-1662.
- "Equity and Efficiency in Multi-Worker Firms - Insights from Experimental Economics" (with Johannes Abeler, Steffen Altmann, Sebastian J. Goerg and Matthias Wibral), Analyse und Kritik, 2011, Vol. 33(1), 325-347.
- "Treating Equals Unequally – Incentives in Teams, Workers' Motivation, and Production Technology." (with Sebastian Goerg and Ro’i Zultan), Journal of Labor Economics, 2010, Vol. 28(4), 747-772.
- "Gift Exchange and Workers' Fairness Concerns: When Equality is Unfair" (with Johannes Abeler, Steffen Altmann and Matthias Wibral), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, Vol 8(6), 1299-1324.
- "Leading with(out) sacrifice? A Public-Goods Experiment with a Privileged Player." (with Andreas Glöckner, Bernd Irlenbusch, Andreas Nicklisch and Hans-Theo Normann), Economic Inquiry, 2011, Vol. 49(2), 591-597.
- "The interaction of legal and and social norm enforcement." (with Christian Traxler), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2011, Vol.13(5), 639-660.
- "Two are better than One! Individuals’ Contributions to “Unpacked” Public Goods." (with Michele Bernasconi, Luca Corazzini and Michel André Maréchal), Economics Letters, 2009, Vol. 104(1), 31-33.
- "(When and How) Do Voters Try to Manipulate? Experimental Evidence from Borda Elections." (with Clemens Puppe), Public Choice, 2009, Vol. 139 (1), 39-52.
- "Behavioral Finance meets Experimental Macroeconomics – On the Determinants of Currency Trade Decisions." (with Johannes Kaiser), Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2009, Vol. 10(1), 44-54.
- "Experimental Evidence on the Benefits of Eliminating Exchange Rate Uncertainties" (with Reinhard Selten, Jürgen von Hagen and Robin Pope), Journal of Economics and Business, 2008, Vol. 7(1), 1-31.
- "Commuters' Route Choice Behaviour" (with Reinhard Selten, Michael Schreckenberg, Thomas Pitz and Thorsten Chmura), Games and Economic Behavior, 2007, Vol. 58(2), 394-406.
- "Testing (Beliefs about) Social Preferences : Evidence from an Experimental Coordination Game" (with Clemens Puppe, Thomas Pitz and Thorsten Chmura), Economics Letters, 2005, Vol. 88(2), 214-220.
- Goerg Sebastian, Kube Sebastian (2010): The equity principle in employment relationships, in: The Selten School of Behavioral Economics - A Collection of Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten, in: Ockenfels A., Sadrieh A. (eds.), Berlin Heidelberg-New York: Springer, pp. 204-219.
- Selten, Reinhard, Michael Schreckenberg, Sebastian Kube et al. (2004): Experimental Investigation of Day-to-Day Route-Choice Behaviour and Network Simulations of Autobahn Traffic in North Rhine-Westphalia, in: Human Behaviour and Traffic Networks, M.Schreckenberg, R.Selten (eds.), Berlin-Heidelberg-New York : Springer, pp.1-22.
In the summer term 2016, I will be teaching "Experimental Economics"(Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung) for bachelor students at the University of Bonn. If you are a student of that course, the lecture slides can be accessed via Ecampus.
If you are interested in supervision of bachelor or master theses, I kindly ask you to apply via email. Please include a transcript of records and a brief description of what you like to work on. For more information concerning the regular requirements, please see this link (Bachelor) or this link (Master) at the examination office.