Prof. Dr. Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch

Professor of Applied Microeconomics

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

Gebäude 24.31 Raum 01.16
Tel.: 0211 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 of Applied Microeconomics, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Since 7/2013

IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) Research Fellow

1/2010 – 8/2016

Center for Economics and Neuroscience (CENs), University of Bonn, Germany

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. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "How does socio-economic status shape a child’s personality?", SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 450, revise & resubmit Journal of Political Economy.
  • Gerhardt, H., Schildberg-Hörisch, H. & Willrodt, J., "Does self-control depletion affect risk attitudes?", accepted at European Economic Review.
  • 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", IZA Discussion Paper 9338.
  • Deckers, T., Falk, A., Kosse, F. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "The formation of prosociality: causal evidence on the role of social environment", IZA Discussion Paper 9861, revise & resubmit Journal of Political Economy.
  • Golsteyn, B. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "Challenges in research on preferences and personality traits: Measurement, stability, and inference", Journal of Economic Psychology 60 (2017), 1-126.
  • Friehe, T. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "The individual and joint performance of economic preferences, personality, and self-control in predicting norm enforcement behavior", forthcoming in European Journal of Law and Economics.
  • Friehe, T. & Schildberg-Hörisch, H., "Crime and self-control revisited: Disentangling the effects of self-control on risk and social preferences", 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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