Prof. Dr. Paul Heidhues

 

Professor of Behavioral and Competition Economics

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

Building: 24.31 Room: 02.04
Tel. +49 211-81-10244 
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Educational Background

2005

Habilitation, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2000

Ph.D. in Economics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA    

1993

Masters in Economics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australien    

Positions

Since 10/2016

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (D.I.C.E.), Professor of Behavioral and Competition Economics

2010 - 2016

Lufthansa Chair in Competition and Regulation, Professor of Economics,  ESMT, Berlin, Germany

2016

Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth, Hanover, USA

2005 - 2010

Associate Professor, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2009 - 2010

Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, USA

2005

Visiting Associate Professor, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1999 - 2005

Research Fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Berlin, Germany

Spring 2003

Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Fall 2002

Visiting Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1998 - 1999

Junior Research Fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Berlin, Germany

Representative Publications

Research Interests

  • (Behavioral) Industrial Organisation
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Competition and Consumer Policy
  • (Applied) Game Theory

Bio

Paul worked on numerous topics in Industrial Organization and Competition Policy such as input-market bargaining power, merger control, and collusion. More recently, much of his work focuses on the functioning of markets when consumers are partly driven by psychological factors – such as social preferences, loss aversion, time-inconsistency, or naivete – that the classic consumer model abstracts from. Among other things, he has written on how firms optimally price products and design credit contracts in response to consumers' psychological tendencies, and he has investigated the implications of various consumer mistakes for the functioning of markets and for consumer-protection regulation. 

Paul is a member of the Academic Panel of the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK, a member of the Arbeitskreis Kartellrecht of the German Antitrust Authority (Bundeskartellamt), a Research Fellow of the CEPR Programme in Industrial Organization, a Research Fellow of the CESifo Network in Behavioral Economics, and an elected member of the Industrieökonomischer Ausschuss as well as the Theoretischer Ausschuss of the Verein für Socialpolitik. His work appeared in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Reviewthe Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.

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