Armin Falk (Project C8)

Armin Falk was awarded the Prize of the "Wirtschaftspolitischen Club Deutschlands" "Impulsrede zur Sozialen Marktwirtschaft", September 2014


Dalia Marin (Project B7):

Dalia Marin has been elected to the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association, June 2014


Nadja Dwenger (Project A2):

Schmölders Preis by Verein für Socialpolitik, for the paper ”Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany” (joint with Henrik Kleven, Imran Rasul and Johannes Rincke), May 2014


Volker Nocke (Project C5) :

7th Annual Robert F. Lanzilotti Prize for the Best Paper in Antitrust Economics, International Industrial Organization Conference, Chicago 2014 (for the paper "Internal vs. External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy" with Mermelstein, Satterthwaite & Whinston), April 2014


Christian Michel (Project C5)

was awarded the Reinhard- Selten-Prize of the German Economic Association for his paper "Identification and Estimation of Intra-Firm and Industry Competition via Ownership Change", September 2013


Robert Ulbricht defended his dissertation, "Essays in Informational Economics", April 2013



Petra Nieken and Andreas Niedermayer are organizing the seventh SFB-TR15 workshop for young researchers in Bonn on April 19-20, 2013. All Phd students, Postdocs and Juniorprofessors are strongly encouraged to participate.

Call For Papers

Johannes Maier completed his PhD on February 8, 2012. For his dissertation entitled "Behavior under Risk and in  Social Dilemmas: Theoretical and Experimental  Approaches", he was awarded the VAC prize for the best dissertation in 2012.


Martin Pollrich, Roland Strausz - SFB-TR15 Workshop-Call “Mediation in Contract Theory“
December 7 - 8, 2012 – Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Deadline: August 31

See Newsletter June 2012


Matthias Wibral - IZA Young Labor Economist Award (joint with Johannes
Abeler, Steffen Altmann and Sebastian Kube)


Klaus Schmidt - Member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology


Johannes Maier - Successfully completed his PhD dissertation on “Behavior
under Risk and in Social Dilemmas: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches”


This year’s first internal SFB/TR 15 conference will be held in Mannheim from April
18-20. Registration deadline is January 31.


The renewal proposal for the SFB has been approved by the


9th Annual Conference of the German Law and Economics Association (GLEA) 2011 in Bonn, October 28 and 29, 2011

Registration deadline August 15, 2011

Call for Papers

List of Participants



Conference: "Credit Rating Agencies and the Certification Process" in Berlin, November 19-20, 2010



Workshop "Natural Experimets and Controlled Field Studies" in Munich, June 11-13 2010

Call for Papers

ACE (Association for Competition Economics) 2009 Conference, ESMT Berlin, November 26 - 27, 2009.

Competition Policy is one of the most lively and active fields in which microeconomics is put to use in both theory and empirical analysis. Many project leaders in the SFB are engaged in conceptual work related to competition policy, and in the analysis of current policy cases.

The Association for Competition Economics was founded to bring together economists and lawyers working in the relevant governmental institutions, in academia and in the private sector and to provide a forum for the discussion of both issues and cases. The annual conferences mirror this by focusing around the discussion of the most interesting recent cases that have emerged in Europe. In each case, representatives from the key parties involved present their opinion on the case including their methodological and empirical base. In each case an impartial academic contributes by evaluating both the methodological back ground and the evidence presented, before the panel discussion is opened to the audience.

All members of the SFB are invited to this exciting event. Towards details, please consult http://www.competitioneconomics.org


Experimental Economics in Oslo October 30-31 2009



Conference on "Trade Marks and Trade Mark Data” at OECD in Paris July 16th-17th of July 2009 


For further information please click here


SFB conference on "Behavioral Models of Market Competition" in Bad Homburg, June 18 - June 21 2009



Workshop "Natural Experiments and Controlled Field Studies" in Munich, June 12 - 14, 2009

Call for Papers




Call for Papers


Review of Economic Studies May Meetings – Munich, 22-23 May 2009



5th SFB/TR 15 workshop for young researchers, Berlin, May 15-16 2009

further information


5th Christmas Meeting in Bonn - German Economists Abroad, December 21 - 23, 2008




Workshop on the "Frontiers of Taxation" in Berlin, December 05 - 06, 2008


 further information http://www.wzb.eu/mp/conf/taxation08/default.en.htm


Conference on "Strategic Information Acquisition and Transmission" in Munich, November 21 - 22, 2008




Workshop Academic Common Frame of Reference in Bonn, November 21 - 22, 2008





Other Conferences organized by SFB-Members


Workshop on the "Frontiers of Taxation"

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), December 5-6, 2008
organized by Kai Konrad

Einnahmen- und Steuerpolitik in Europa: Herausforderungen und Chancen

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, November 26 2008
organized by Kai A. Konrad, Tim Lohse

CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2008

Advances in the Theory of Contests and its Applications
San Servolo, July 18-19 2008
organized by Kai A. Konrad, Dan Kovenock

Conference and Special Issue of Economics of Governance

Causes and Consequences of Conflict
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, March 28-29 2008
organized by Kai A. Konrad


Workshop "Natural Experiments and Controlled Field Studies" will be held from June 14-16, 2013 at the BVS in Holzhausen/ Ammersee.

The Workshop „Natural Experiments and Controlled Field
Studies“ (sponsored by the Fritz-Thyssen Stiftung,
the SFB/TR-15, and the Economics Departments of the
Universities of Ulm and Würzburg) will be held from June
14-16, 2013 at the BVS in Holzhausen/Ammersee.
More information can be found here.



The Chair for Economic Theory offers a temporary lecturer/postdoc position in microeconomics

The Chair for Economic Theory at the Department of
Economics at the University of Munich offers a temporary
lecturer/postdoc position in microeconomics starting on
October 1, 2013. The contract (at salary level TV-L E13) is
for two years initially and can be extended for another three
years. For further details see http://www.et.vwl.unimuenchen.de/jobs/index.html .


Sucessfully completed his PhD, the title
of his dissertation is „Essays on Financial Econonomics and
the Cost of Incentives“

by Caspar Siegert - October 2012


Member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal
Ministry for Economics and Technology

by Klaus Schmidt - 07.02.2012



Successfully completed his PhD dissertation on “Behavior under Risk and in Social Dilemmas: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches”

by Johannes Maier - 30.01.2012



Successfully completed his PhD
dissertation “Three Essays in Microeconomics”

by Dirk Hofmann - 25. October 2012


Sven Rady will serve as a Co-Editor of the Journal of Math-ematical Economics

From 1 May on


Workshop on Public Goods and Public Policy

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bonn
organized by Felix Bierbrauer



Award: Post-doc Research Grant – 3rd edition

launched by Unicredit & Universities Foundation Scientific Committee

Iris Kesternich - February 2013

Bayerischer Verdienstorden

Monika Schnitzer - 10. October 2012

Dalia Marin has been appointed as a Panel Member of the
European Research Council (ERC)

Invited session on "The Rise of Executive Pay: Governance or International Trade?"

Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA 2008)
organized by Dalia Marin

Seminar on FDI and the Globalisation of European Markets

Department of Economics, University of Munich, October 24-25 2008
organized by Monika Schnitzer



As of March 1st 2013 Dietmar Harhoff has taken over the direction of a new research department at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich, as third director of the institute.


Workshop on Intellectual Property, Appropriation of Innovation Rents and Competition

Reisensburg/Günzburg, March 3-4 2008
organized by Dietmar Harhoff


Volker Nocke was elected Vice-Chairman of the "Industrieoekonomischer Ausschuss" of the German Economic Association

February 2013

Volker Nocke was elected a member of the Steering
Committee of the Association of Competition Economics

February 2013

Volker Nocke was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory

February 2013

Volker Nocke has been awarded a 5-year Starting Grant of  the European Research Council (ERC) 

November 2012

16th WZB Conference on Markets and Politics

Deterrence in Competition Policy, October 17-18 2008
organized by Jo Seldeslachts, Thomas Duso and Lars-Hendrik Röller


The Economics of Advertising and Marketing

June 12-15 2008
organized by Martin Peitz


Preis der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der

Armin Falk - 17.10.2011

Sprecher SFB TR 15

Prof. Dr. Klaus M. Schmidt

Tel.: (089) 2180 3405
Fax: (089) 2180 3510



Office SFB TR 15

Tamilla Benkelberg

Tel.: (089) 2180 3405
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