Publications by CEE members from 2010 - 2021

Working Papers

Altmann, S., Cairo, S., Mahlstedt, R. and Sebald, A. "Complexity and the Effectiveness of Public Policy"

Altmann, S., Glenny, A., Mahlstedt, R. and Sebald, A. "Digital Tools to Facilitate Job Search"

Altmann, S., Rasmussen, M. and Sebald, A. "Preferences, Beliefs, and Labor Market Success: A Large-Scale Assessment"


Reindl. I. and Tyran, J.-R. "Equal Opportunities for All? How Income Redistribution Promotes Support for Economic Inclusion"

Barron, K. & Gravert, C. "Confidence and Career Choices: An Experiment", Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Carlsson, F. & Gravert, C. & Johansson-Stenman, O. & Kurz, V. "Nudging as an Environmental Policy Instrument", Review of Environmental Economics and Policy


Carlsson, F., Gravert, C., Johansson-Stenman, O., & Kurz, V. (2021). The Use of Green Nudges as an Environmental Policy Instrument. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 15(2), 216-237.

Hedegaard, M., Kerschbamer, R. and Müller, D., Tyran, J.-R. (2021): "Distributional Preferences Explain Individual Behavior Across Games and Time", Games and Economic Behavior, 2021, 128: 231-55.

Sausgruber, R., Sonntag, A., Tyran, J.-R. "Disincentives from Redistribution: Evidence on a Dividend of Democracy”
European Economic Review 2021 136, July 2021, 103749.

Gravert, C., & Kurz, V. (2021). “Nudging à la carte: a field experiment on climate-friendly food choice”. Behavioural Public Policy, 5(3), 378-395.

Gravert, C., & Collentine, L. O. (2021). “When nudges aren’t enough: Norms, incentives and habit formation in public transport usage”. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 190, 1-14.


Andersson, O., Holm, H. J, Tyran, J.-R. and Wengström, E. (2020): "Robust Inference in Risk Elicitation Tasks”,
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 2020, 61: 195-209.

Andersson, O., Holm, H. J, Tyran, J.-R. and Wengström, E. (2020) "Risking Other People's Money. Experimental Evidence on bonus Schemes, Competition, and Altruism", Scandinavian Journal of Economics 122(2): 648-74

Gerhards, L., & Gravert, C. (2020). “Because of you I did not give up–Peer effects in perseverance”. Journal of Economic Psychology, 81, 102316.


Altmann, S., Falk, A., Heidhues, P., Jayaraman, R., & Teirlinck, M. (2019). Defaults and donations: Evidence from a field experiment. Review of Economics and Statistics, 101(5), 808-826.

Bellemare, C. and Sebald, A. (2019) "Measuring belief-dependent preferences without information about beliefs", CESifo Working Paper Series 7505, CESifo Group Munich.

Bucciol, A., Montinari, N., and Piovesan, M. (2019). "It Wasn't Me! Visibility and Free Riding in Waste Disposal",Ecological Economics 157: 394-401.

Markussen, T., & Ngo, Q-T. (2019) "Economic and non-economic returns to communist party membership in Vietnam",World Development, 370-384.

Morton, R., Piovesan, M., and Tyran, J.-R. (2019) "The Dark Side of the Vote: Biased Voters, Social Information, and Information Aggregation Through Majority Voting", Games of Economic Behavior, 113: 461-481.

Mechtenberg, L. and Tyran J.-R. (2019) "Voter Motivation and the Quality of Democratic Choice", Games and Economic Behavior, 116: 241-59.

Nielsen, C.S., Sebald, A. and Sørensen, P.N. (2019) "Testing for salience effects in choices under risk".

Piovesan, M. and Zettler, I. (2019) "Uncovering Dishonesty", Journal of Economic Psychology 71: 1-3.


Damgaard, M. T., Gravert, C. and Villalobos, L. (2017) "Forgetful or reluctant? Evidence on reminder response and donor behavior from panel data",The Economics of Philanthropy: Donations and Fundraising .MIT Press, CESifo seminar series, 219-238.

Altmann, S., Falk, A., Jäger, S. and Zimmermann, F. (2018) "Learning about Job Search: A Field Experiment with Job Seekers in Germany", Journal of Public Economics, 164, 33-49.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Suetens, S. (2018) "Heterogeneous guilt sensitivities and incentive effects", Experimental Economics, 21(2), 316-336.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Suetens, S. (2018) "Guilt aversion in economics and psychology", Journal of Economic Psychology.

Bellemare, C. and Sebald, A. (2018) "Self-confidence and reactions to subjective performance evaluations", CESifo Working Paper Series 7325,CESifo Group Munich.

Damgaard, M. T. and Gravert, C. (2018) "The hidden costs of nudging - Experimental evidence from reminders in fundraising", Journal of Public Economics, 157, 15-26.

Görlitz, K. and Gravert, C. (2018) "The impact of high school course taking on choice of college major - Evidence from a natural experiment", Education Economics, 26:3, 321-336.

Hedegaard, M. S. and Tyran, J.-R. (2018) "The Price of Prejudice", American Economic Journal: Applied Economics10 (1): 40-63.

Hulme, O., Sebald, A. and Webb, E. (2018) "An introduction to physiological economics" prepared for the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics, Arthur Schram and Aljaž Ule (eds).

Jimenez, N., Rodriguez-Lara, I., Tyran, J.-R. and Wengström, E. (2018) "Thinking fast, thinking badly", Economic Letters, 162, 41-44.

Sebald, A. and Vikander, N. (2018) "Optimal firm behavior with consumer social image concerns and asymmetric information", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Trifkovic N., Markussen T., Newman C., Rand J. (2018) "Corporate social responsibility in Vietnam", In Hsu S (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia. London: Routledge, 427-448.


Damgaard, M. T., & Gravert, C. (2017). “Now or never! The effect of deadlines on charitable giving: Evidence from two natural field experiments.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 66, 78-87.

Aldashev G., Kirchsteiger G. and  Sebald A(2017) "Assignment Procedure Biases in Randomized Policy Experiments", The Economic Journal, 127(602), 873-895.

Ayala-Cantu L, Tara B, Markussen T, Narciso G, Newman C, Singh A et al. (2017) "Characteristics of the Vietnamese Rural Economy: Evidence from a 2016 Rural Household Survey in 12 Provinces of Viet Nam", Helsinki: UNU-WIDER, 141 p.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Suetens, S. (2017) "A Note on Testing Guilt Aversion",Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 233-239.

Døssing, F. S., Piovesan, M. and Wengström, E. (2017) "Cognitive Load and Cooperation". Review of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 4(1): 69-81.

Gneezy, U., Gravert, C., Saccardo, S. and Tausch, F. (2017) "A must-lie situation: Avoiding giving negative feedback", Games and Economic Behavior, 102, issue C, 445-454.

Gravert, C. (2017) "Pride and patronage - Pay-what-you-want pricing at a charitable bookstore", Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 67, 1-7.

Markussen, T. and Tyran J.-R. (2017) "Choosing a Public-Spirited Leader. An Experimental Investigation of Political Selection", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 144: 204-18.

Markussen, T., Fibæk, M., Tarp, F., and Tuan, N. D. A. (2017) "The Happy Farmer: Self-Employment and Subjective Well-Being in Rural Vietnam", Journal of Happiness Studies19(6), 1613-36.

Markussen, T., Putterman, L., & Wang, L. (2017) "Governing Collective Action in the Face of Observational Error", University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online), No. 17-14.

Markussen, T.and Tyran, J. (2017) "Choosing a public-spirited leader: An experimental investigation of political selection"Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 144, 204-218.

Nielsen C. and Sebald A. (2017) "Simple Unawareness in Dynamic Psychological Games", The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 17(1), 1-29.

Piovesan, M., Døssing F.S.and Wengström E. (2017) "Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene & Nowak". Perspectives on Psychological Science, Vol. 12(3): 527-42.

Reuter, M., Montag, C., Altmann, S. et al. "Functional Characterization of an Oxytocin Receptor Gene Variant (rs2268498) Previously Associated with Social Cognition by Expression Analysis in Vitro and in Human Brain Biopsy", Social Neuroscience, 604-611.


Görlitz, K., & Gravert, C. (2016). “The effects of the high school curriculum on school dropout.” Applied Economics, 48(54), 5314-5328.

Andersson O., Holm H., Tyran J.-R. and Wengström E. (2016) "Deciding for Others Reduces Loss Aversion", Management Science, 62(1): 29-36.

Andersson, O., Holm, H.J., Tyran J.-R. and Wengström, E.  (2016) "Risk Aversion Relates to Cognitive Ability: Preferences or Noise?", Journal of the European Economic Association forthcoming, 14(5): 1129-54.

Breinbjerg J.N., Sebald A. and Østerdal L.P. (2016), "Strategic Behavior and Social Outcomes in a Bottleneck Queue: Experimental Evidence", Review of Economic Design, 20(3), 207-236.

Cappelen, A.W., Nielsen, U.H., Tungodden, B., Tyran J.-R.  and Wengström, E. (2016) "Fairness is Intuitive",  Experimental Economics, 19(4): 727-74.

Galbo-Jørgensen, C.B., Suetens, S. and Tyran J.-R. (2016) "Predicting Lotto Numbers", Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(3): 584–607.

Houser D., List J., Piovesan M., Samek A. and Winter J. (2016) "Dishonesty: From Parents to Children", European Economic Review, Vol. 82: 242-254.

Huck, S., Lünser, G. and Tyran J.-R. (2016) "Price Competition and Reputation in Markets for Experience goods: An Experimental Study”, RAND Journal of Economics 47(1): 99-117.

Huck, S., Lünser, G. and Spitzer, F. and Tyran J.-R. (2016) "Medical Insurance and Free Choice of Physician Shape Patient Overtreatment. A Laboratory Experiment",
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131: 78-105.

Jacobsen, K. and Piovesan M. (2016) "Tax Me if You Can: An Artefactual Field Experiment on Dishonesty", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 124: 7-14.

Markussen, T., Putterman, L. and Tyran J.-R. (2016) "Judicial Error and Cooperation"European Economic Review, 89: 372-88.

Sievertsen, H.H., Gino, F. and Piovesan M. (2016) "Cognitive Fatigue Influences Students Performance on Standardized Tests", Proceedings of the National Academy of Science US, Vol. 113(10): 2621-24.


Sebald A. and M. Walzl M. (2015) "Optimal Contracts Based on Subjective Evaluations and Reciprocity", Journal of Economic Psychology, 47(1), 62-76.

Blake P., Piovesan M., Montinari N., Warneken F. and Gino F. (2015) "Prosocial Norms in the Classroom: The Roles of Planning and Impulsivity" . Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, July 2015, Vol. 115(C): 18-29.

Bucciol A., Montinari N. and Piovesan M. (2015) "Do not Trash the Incentive! Monetary Incentives and Waste Sorting", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 117(4): 1204-29.

Chen, J., Houser, D., Montinari, N., and Piovesan, M. (2016) "Beware of Popular Kids Bearing Gifts: A Framed Field Experiment", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Fosgaard, T. and Piovesan M. (2015) "Nudge for (the Public) Good: How Defaults Can Affect Cooperation", PLoS One, Vol. 10(12).

Fosgaard T., Hansen L.G. and Wengström, E. (2015) "Framing and Misperceptions in a Public Good Experiment", Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Kamei K., Putterman L. and Tyran J.-R. (2015) "State or Nature? Formal vs. Informal Sanctioning in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods”, Experimental Economics, 18(1): 38-65.

Morton, R. and Tyran J.-R. (2015) "Corruption in Committees: An Experimental Study of Information Aggregation through Voting", Journal of Public Economic Theory, 17(4): 553-579.


Altmann S. and Traxler C. (2014) “Nudges at the Dentist”, European Economic Review, 72: 19-38.

Altmann S., Falk A., Grunewald A., and Huffman D. (2014) “Contractual Incompleteness, Unemployment, and Labour Market Segmentation”, Review of Economic Studies, 81(1): 30-56.

Bucciol A., Foss N. and Piovesan M. (2014) "Pay Dispersion and Performance in Teams", PLoS ONE, 9(11). 

Fehr, E. and Tyran J.-R. (2014) "Does Money Illusion Matter?: Reply", American Economic Review,104(3): 1063-71.

Fosgaard T., Hansen L. G. and Wengström E. (2014) "Understanding the Nature of Cooperation Variability", Journal of Public Economics,  Vol 120, pp 134-143.

Gotfredsen, A., Nielsen, C., Sebald, A. and Webb, E. (2015) "Eye-tracking, salience theory and consumer choice".

Landini, F., Montinari , N., Pin , P., and Piovesan, M. (2014). "Friendship Network in the Classroom: Parents Bias and Peer Effects", Copenhagen: Økonomisk institut, Københavns Universitet. University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online), Nr. 06, Bind. 2014

Markussen T., and Tarp F. (Forthcoming) “Political Connections and Land-Related Investment in Rural Vietnam”, Journal of Development Economics.

Markussen T., Putterman L. and Tyran J.-R. (2014) "Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanction Regimes", Review of Economic Studies, 2014, 81(1): 301-24.

Markussen T., Reuben, E. and Tyran, J.-R. (2014)  "Competition, Cooperation, and Collective Choice", Economic Journal, 124(574): F163-95.

Nielsen U., Tyran J.-R. and Wengström E. (2014) "Second Thoughts on Free Riding", Economics Letters, 122(2): 136-139.

Nielsen, C., Sebald, A. and Webb, E. (2014) "Understanding Experimental Economics", Politik, 17(3), 6-13.

Sebald A., and Walzl, M. (2014), Subjective Performance Evaluations and Reciprocity in Principal-Agent Relations, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 116(2), 570-590

Shaw A., Montinari N., Piovesan M., Olson K., Gino F. and Norton M. (2014) “Children Develop a Veil of Fairness”. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol. 143(1): 363-375.

Tyran J.-R. and Sausgruber, R. (2014) "Discriminatory Taxes are Unpopular Even when they are Efficient and Distributionally Fair," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 108: 463-476.


Gravert, C. (2013). “How luck and performance affect stealing.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 93, 301-304.

Bucciol A., Landini F. and Piovesan M. (2013) "Unethical Behavior in the Field: Demographic Characteristics and Beliefs of the Cheater". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 93: 248-257.

Bucciol A., Houser D. and Piovesan M. (2013) “Temptation at work”. PLoS ONE, Vol. 8(1).

Fosgaard T., Hansen L.G. and Piovesan M. (2013) "Separating Will from Grace: An Experiment on Conformity and Awareness in Cheating". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 93: 279-284.


Altmann S., Falk A., and Wibral M. (2012) “Promotions and Incentives: The Case of Multi-Stage Elimination Tournaments”, Journal of Labor Economics, 30(1): 149-174.

Andersson O. and Wengström E. (2012) "Credible Communication and Cooperation: Experimental Evidence from Multi-stage Games”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol 81: 1, pp 207–219.  

Cappelen A., Nielsen U., Sørensen E., Tyran J.-R. and Tungodden, B. (2012) "Give and Take in Dictator Games," Economics Letters, 118(2): 280-3.

von Gaudecker H.-M., van Soest A. and Wengström E. (2012) "Experts in Experiments: How Selection Matters for Estimated Distributions of Risk Preferences", Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2012, vol. 45: 2, pp 159–190. 

Houser D., Montinari N. and Piovesan M. (2012) “Private and Public Decisions in Social Dilemmas”. PLoS ONE, Vol. 7(8).

Höchtl, W., Sausgruber R., Tyran J.-R. (2012) "Inequality Aversion and Voting on Redistribution", European Economic Review, 56(7): 1406-21.

Huck, S., Lünser, G. Tyran J.-R. (2012) "Competition Fosters Trust," Games and Economic Behavior, 76(1): 195-209.

Thöni C., Tyran J.-R. and Wengström E.,  (2012) "Microfoundations of Social Capital", Journal of Public Economics, 96: 635-43.  


Bellemare C., Sebald A. and Strobel M. (2011), Measuring the Willingness to Pay to Avoid Guilt: Estimation using Equilibrium and Stated Belief Models, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26(3), 437–453.

Bucciol A., Houser D. and Piovesan M. (2011) “Temptation and Productivity: A Field Experiment with Children”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 78: 126-36.

Bucciol A. and Piovesan M. (2011) “Luck or Cheating? A Field Experiment on Honesty with Children”. Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 32(1): 73-78.

von Gaudecker H.-M., van Soest A. and Wengström E. (2011) "Heterogeneity in Risky Choice Behaviour in a Broad Population", American Economic Review, 101(2): 664-94.  

Kamei K., Putterman L. and Tyran J.-R. (2011) "Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes", Journal of Public Economics, 95(9): 1213-22.  

Markussen T., (2011) “Democracy, Redistributive Taxation and the Private Provision of Public Goods”, European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 201-213.

Markussen T., Tarp F. and Van den Broeck K. (2011) “The Forgotten Property Rights: Evidence on Land Use Rights in Vietnam”, World Development, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 839-850, 2011.

Markussen T., (2011) “Inequality and Political Clientelism: Evidence from South India”, Journal of Development Studies, vol. 47, no. 11, pp. 1721-1738, 2011.

Morton R., and Tyran J.-R. (2011) "Let the Experts Decide? Asymmetric Information, Abstention, and Coordination in Standing Committees", Games and Economic Behavior, 72: 485-509.    

Sausgruber R. and Tyran J.-R. (2011) "Are We Taxing Ourselves? How Deliberation and Experience Shape Voting on Taxes", Journal of Public Economics, 95: 164-76.


Abeler J., Altmann S., Kube S., and Wibral M. (2010) “Gift Exchange and Workers’ Fairness Concerns–When Equality Is Unfair”, Journal of the European Economic Association, 8(6): 1299-1324. 

Andersson O. and Wengström E.  (2010) "Costly Renegotiation in Repeated Bertrand Games", The B.E Journal of Theoretical Economics (Contributions), Vol 10:1, Article 51.

Andersson O., Galizzi M., Hoppe T., Kranz S., van der Wiel K. and Wengström E.  (2010) "Persuasion in Experimental Ultimatum Games", Economics Letters, Vol 108:1, pp 16-18.

Bucciol A., Houser D. and Piovesan M. (2010) “Willpower in Children and Adults: A Survey of Recent Results and Economic Implications”. International Review of Economics, Vol. 57(3): 259-267.

Cabrales A., Miniaci R., Piovesan M. and Ponti G. (2010) “Social Preferences and Strategic Uncertainty: an Experiment on Markets and Contracts”, American Economic Review, Vol. 100(5): 1-20.

Huck S. and Lünser G. and Tyran J.-R. (2010) "Consumer Networks and Firm Reputation: A First Experimental Investigation", Economics Letters 2010, 108(2): 242-4.

Kirchsteiger G. and Sebald A. (2010) “Investments into Education - Doing as the Parents did”, European Economic Review, 54(4), 501-516.

Rauchdobler J., Sausgruber R. and Tyran J.-R. (2010) "Voting on Thresholds for Public Goods: Experimental Evidence", Public Finance Analysis, 66(1): 34-64.

Reuben E. and Tyran J.-R. (2010) "Everyone is a Winner: Promoting Cooperation through All-Can-Win Intergroup Competition", European Journal of Political Economy, 26(1): 25-35.

Sebald A. (2010) “Attribution and Reciprocity”, Games and Economic Behavior, 68(1), 339-352.