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 02.14
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


ab 08/2016

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09/2014 - 07/206

Vertretungsprofessur Experimental Economics, Universität Mannheim

04/2010 - 03/2012

Postdic, GK EIC, Universität Jena

Representative Publications


  • Privacy Is Precious: On the Attempt of Lifting Anonymity on the Internet to Increase Revenue (Regner, Tobias & Gerhard Riener) Forthcoming: in Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
  • Team Building and Hidden Costs of Control (Riener, Gerhard & Simon Wiederhold) Published 2016: in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 123: 1–18. (DOI:10.1016/j.jebo.2015.12.008)
  • The Effect of Perceived Regional Accents on Individual Economic Behavior: A Lab Experiment on Linguistic Performance, Cognitive Ratings and Economic Decisions (Heblich, Stephan, Alfred Lameli & Gerhard Riener) Published 2015. (PLoS ONE 10 (2): e0113475. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.<wbr />0113475.)
  • Pay-What-You-Want, Identity, and Self-Signaling in Markets (Gneezy, Ayelet, Uri Gneezy, Gerhard Riener, and Leif D. Nelson) Published 2012: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 (19): 7236– 40. (DOI:10.1073/pnas.1120893109.)


Current Research


  • "Better stuck together or free to go? On the stability of cooperation when individuals have outside options." with Alexia Gaudeul (Göttingen) & Paolo Crosetto (Grenoble) (r&r Journal of Economic Psychology)
  • "Sorting Through Affirmative Action" mit Marcela Ibanez (r&r Journal of Labor Economics)
  • "Research in and about Schools" with Valentin Wagner (DICE) & Sebastian Schneider (Göttingen)
  • "Gender, Leadership and Affirmative Action in Matrilineal and Patriarchic societies" with Marcela Ibanez D. (Göttingen), Debosree Banerjee (Göttingen) & Meike Wollni (Göttingen)
  • "Ambiguous Communication" with Christian Kellner (Southhampton) und Marc
  • LeQuement (East Anglia) Giving and Probability, with Christian Kellner (Bonn), David Reinstein (Essex) und Mike Sanders (Harvard, Kennedy and Behavioural Insights Team)



Teaching and Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Psychology
  • Development



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