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Dr. Volker Benndorf

Postdoctoral Researcher


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

Building 24.31 Room 01.31
Tel.: + 49 211 81-15118

Educational Background


Interim evaluation as an assistant professor, Goethe-University Frankfurt


PhD in Economics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf


Diploma in Economics, University of Heidelberg

since 02/2024  Post-doc and head of the DICE Laboratory for experimental economics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

02/2017 - 01/2024

Assistant professor for applied microeconomics, Associate Director of the Frankfurt Laboratory for experimental Economic Research (FLEX), Goethe-University Frankfurt

09/2014 - 02/2017

Post-doc and coordinator of the graduate school (DFG GRK 1974), Head of the DICE Laboratory for experimental economics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

05/2010 - 08/2014 Ph.D. student and head of the DICE Laboratory for experimental economics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Representative Publications
  • Benndorf, V., Müller, S. and Rau, H. A., "The Effects of Betrayal Aversion on Effort Provision when Incentives are Fragile", forthcoming in Management Science.
  • Benndorf, V. and Odenkirchen, J. (2021), "An experiment on partial cross-ownership in oligopolistic markets", International Journal of Industrial Organization, 78: 102773.
  • Benndorf, V., Martínez-Martínez, I. and Normann, H.T. (2021), "Games with coupled populations: An experiment in continuous time", Journal of Economic Theory, 195: 105281.
Current Research
  • Behavioral Forces Driving Information Unraveling (with Dorothea Kübler, and Hans-Theo Normann), Reject and Resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior.
  • Ultimatum Game Behavior in a Social-Preferences Vacuum Chamber (with Thomas Große Brinkhaus, and Ferdinand von Siemens)
Teaching and Research Interests

I am a researcher in experimental economics striving for a career in academia. My research interests include but are not limited to behavioral economics, experimental economics, game theory, privacy, industrial organization, individual decision making, group behavior.

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