Prof. Dr. Hans-Theo Normann

Professor of Economics (game theory and experimental economics)

Dean of the Graduate School, undefinedSpeaker DFG GRK 1974

Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
Universitaetsstr. 1
40225 Duesseldorf

Building: 24.31, Room: 01.14
Tel: +49 211- 81 15 297
Fax: +49 211- 81 15 499

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Educational Background


Habilitation in Economics


Dr. rer. pol., European University Institue Florence


Diplom Volkswirt, University of Freiburg im Breisgau


since 04/2010

Professor, Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics,
Heinrich-Heine Universität

since 01/2012

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

since 10/2010

Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics

09/2008 - 03/2010

Professor of Economics,
Goethe University Frankfurt

09/2007 - 08/2008

Research Affiliate, Max-Planck-Institute
for Research on Collective Goods,Bonn

09/2001 - 08/2007

Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway College,
University of London

10/1996 - 08/2001

Assistent Professor, Humboldt University Berlin,
Department of Economics

08/1992 - 09/1996

PhD, European University Institue Florence,
Nuffield College (University of Oxford)

Representative Publications

  • Möllers, C., Normann, H. T., & Snyder, C. M. (2017). Communication in vertical markets: Experimental evidence. International Journal of Industrial Organization50, 214-258.
  • Herr, A. & H.-T. Normann (2016), Organ donation in the lab: Preferences and votes on the priority rule, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 161, Part B: 139-149. (DICE DP No. 175)
  • Equilibrium Selection with Coupled Populations in Hawk-Dove Games: Theory and Experiment in Continuous Time (with Volker Benndorf Volker and Ismael Martinez-Martinez), forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Theory.
  • Privacy Concerns, Voluntary Disclosure of Information, and Unraveling: An Experiment (with Benndorf and Kübler), European Economic Review, 75 (2015), 43-59.
  • Preferences and Beliefs in a Sequential Social Dilemma: A Within-Subjects Analysis (with Mariana Blanco, Dirk Engelmann and Alexander Koch), Games and Economic Behavior, 87 (2014), 122-135.
  • Explicit vs. Tacit Collusion - The Impact of Communication in Oligopoly Experiments (with Miguel A. Fonseca), European Economic Review, 56 (8), 2012, 1759-1772.
  • Do Buyer-Size Discounts Depend on the Curvature of the Surplus Function? Experimental Tests of Bargaining Models (with Bradley Ruffle und Chris Snyder), RAND Journal of Economics, 38 (3), 2007, 747-767.

Current Research

  • Shrouding Add-On Information: an Experimental Study (with Tobias Wenzel).

Teaching and Research Interests

Hans-Theo Normann's main teaching and research interests are in the areas of game theory, industrial economics, and competition policy, specifically in the application of laboratory experiment to issues in competition policy. He has reported on his fields of interest to various national competition agencies as well as at DG Competition in Brussels. Normann has published more than 50 research papers on these topics in international economics journals.

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