Prof. Dr. Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch

Professor of Economics (Behavioral and Empirical Economics)

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

Gebäude 24.31 Raum 01.16
Tel.: +49 211 81-14318



Educational Background


Doctoral Studies in economics, Munich Graduate School of Economics, Germany


Visiting researcher, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden


University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. classes, USA


MSc in economics (Diplom-Volkswirtin), University of Mannheim, Germany


Studies in economics, political sciences and environmental studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Since 9/2016

Professor, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Since 7/2013

IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) Research Fellow

5/2009 – 8/2016

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Applied Microeconomics, University of Bonn, Germany

3/2008 – 4/2009

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Berlin, Germany

5/2004 – 2/2008

Research and teaching assistant, Institute for Economic Theory, University of Munich (LMU), Germany

Representative Publications

Recent Research

  • Deckers, T., Falk, A., Kosse, F., Pinger, P., Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "Socio-Economic Status and Inequalities in Children’s IQ and Economic Preferences", IZA DP No. 11158, resubmitted to Journal of Political Economy.
  • Feess, E., Schildberg-Hörisch, H., Schramm, M. & Wohlschlegel, A., "The impact of fine size and uncertainty on punishment and deterrence: theory and evidence from the laboratory", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 149 (2018), 58-73.
  • Friehe, T. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "Predicting norm enforcement: the individual and joint predictive power of economic preferences, personality, and self-control", European Journal of Law and Economics 45 (2018), 127-146.
  • Golsteyn, B. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "Challenges in research on preferences and personality traits: Measurement, stability, and inference", Journal of Economic Psychology 60 (2017), 1-6.
  • Friehe, T. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "Self-control and crime revisited: Disentangling the effect of self-control on risk taking and antisocial behavior", International Review of Law and Economics 49 (2017), 23–32.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Economics and psychology
  • Public economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Applied microeconometrics



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