Jun.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Riener

Assistant Professor

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Building 24.31, Room 01.18
Tel.: 0211-81-10252

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Educational Background


PhD in Economics, University of Essex


Diploma in Economics and Econometrics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna


Master in Economics, University of Vienna


04/2010 - 03/2012

Postdoc, GK EIC, Universität Jena

Representative Publications

  • Heterogeneous Treatment Effects In Groups, mit Simon Wiederhold, akzeptiert bei Economics Letters.
  • Pay-What-You-Want, Identity and Self-Signaling in Markets, mit A.Gneezy, U. Gneezy and L. Nelson, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 19 (2012), 7236-7240.
  • Decomposing Desert and Tangibility Effects in a Charitable Giving Experiment, with David Reinstein, Experimental Economics Volume 15, Number 1, 229-240.

Current Research

  • Affirmative Action and Self Sorting: Two Field Experiments in Colombia with Marcela Ibañez und Ashok Rai
  • Gender Task Stereotypes and Competitiveness with Niels Grosse
  • Cost of Control in Groups with Simon Wiederhold

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Psychology
  • Development



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