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 02.23
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


09/2014 - ongoing

Substitute Professor Experimental Economics, University of Mannheim

04/2010 - 03/2012

Postdoc, GK EIC, Universität Jena

Representative Publications

Current Research

  • Giving and Probability, with Christian Kellner (Bonn), David Reinstein (Essex) and Mike Sanders (Harvard, Kennedy and Behavioural Insights Team)
  • Incentives in Schools with Valentin Wagner (DICE)
  • Testing Focusing with Markus Dertwinkel (DICE)
  • Affirmative Action and Self Sorting: Two Field Experiments in Colombia with Marcela Ibañez und Ashok Rai
  • Gender Task Stereotypes and Competitiveness with Niels Grosse and Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt
  • Cost of Control in Groups with Simon Wiederhold

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Psychology
  • Development



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