Publications by CEE members

Working Papers

Altmann, S., Cairo, S., Mahlstedt, R. and Sebald, A. "Complexity and the Effectiveness of Public Policy"

Altmann, S., Glenny, A., Mahlstedt, R. and Sebald, A. "Digital Tools to Facilitate Job Search"

Altmann, S., Rasmussen, M. and Sebald, A. "Preferences, Beliefs, and Labor Market Success: A Large-Scale Assessment"

Barron, K., Damgaard M., Gravert, C., and Norrgren L. "Time Preferences and Medication Adherence: A Field Experiment with Pregnant Women in South Africa."

Campos-Mercade, P. "When are groups less moral than individuals?"

Campos-Mercade, P. and Mengel, F. "Non-Bayesian Statistical Discrimination,"

Campos-Mercade, P. and Wengström, E. "Threshold Incentives and Academic Performance,"

Caselli, M., Falco P. and Mattera G., “When the Stadium Goes Silent: How Crowds Affect the Performance of Discriminated Groups”

Caselli, M. and Falco P. “As Long as They Are Cheap: Experimental Evidence on the Demand for Migrant Worker”

Abebe, G., Caria, S., Fafchamps, M., Falco, P., Franklin, S., Quinn S., and Shilpi, F. “Matching Frictions and Distorted Beliefs: Evidence from a Job Fair Experiment”

Caria, S. and Falco, P. “Sceptical employers: Experimental evidence on biased beliefs constraining firm growth”

Agneman, G., Falco, P., Joel, E., and Selejio, O. “The Material Basis for Cooperation: How Scarcity Reduces Trustin Behavior”

Caselli, M. and Falco, P. “Your vote is (no) secret! How low voter density hurts anonymity and biases elections in Italy”


Reindl. I. and Tyran, J.-R. "Equal Opportunities for All? How Income Redistribution Promotes Support for Economic Inclusion"

Barron, K. & Gravert, C. "Confidence and Career Choices: An Experiment", Scandinavian Journal of Economics


Carlsson, F. & Gravert, C. & Johansson-Stenman, O. & Kurz, V. "Nudging as an Environmental Policy Instrument", Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

Hedegaard, M., Kerschbamer, R. and Müller, D., Tyran, J.-R. (2021): "Distributional Preferences Explain Individual Behavior Across Games and Time", Games and Economic Behavior, 2021, 128: 231-55.

Sausgruber, R., Sonntag, A., Tyran, J.-R. "Disincentives from Redistribution: Evidence on a Dividend of Democracy”, European Economic Review 2021 136, July 2021, 103749.

Gravert, C., & Kurz, V. (2021). “Nudging à la carte: a field experiment on climate-friendly food choice”. Behavioural Public Policy, 5(3), 378-395.

Gravert, C., & Collentine, L. O. (2021). “When nudges aren’t enough: Norms, incentives and habit formation in public transport usage”. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 190, 1-14.

Campos-Mercade, P., Meier, A., Schneider, F., Meier, S., Pope, D. and Wengström, E. (2021) "Monetary incentives increase COVID-19 vaccinations", Science, Vol. 374

Andersson, O., Campos-Mercade, P., Meier, A. and Wengström, E. (2021) "Anticipation of COVID-19 vaccines reduces social distancing", Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 80,

Campos-Mercade, P., Meier, A., Schneider, F., and Wengström, E. (2021), "Prosociality predicts health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic", Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 195

Andersson, O., Campos-Mercade, P., Carlsson, F., Meier, A. and Wengström, E. (2021), "The individual welfare costs of stay-at-home policies", Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Campos-Mercade, P. (2021), "The volunteer's dilemma explains the bystander effect, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 186, 2021.

Abebe, G., Caria, S., Fafchamps, M., Falco, P., Franklin, S. and Quinn S. (2020) “Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City”, Review of Economic Studies

Falco, P., and Zaccagni, S. (2021) “Promoting social distancing in a pandemic: Beyond good intentions”, PLoS ONE, 16(12): e0260457

Fenoll, A., Moscarola, F., and Zaccagni, S. (2021) “Mathematics camps: A gift for gifted students?”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 191:738–751

Piovesan, M., & Willadsen, H. (2021). Risk preferences and personality traits in children and adolescents. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 186, 523-532.

Cobo-Reyes, R., Katz, G., Markussen, T. and Meraglia, S. (2021) “Voting on sanctioning institutions in open and closed communities: experimental evidence”, Social Choice and Welfare

Markussen, T., Sharma, S., Singhal S. and Tarp, F. (2021) “Inequality, institutions and cooperation”, European Economic Review, Vol. 138

Jensen, T. and Markussen, T. (2021) ”Group size, signaling and the effect of democracy”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 187, 258-273

Altmann, S., Grunewald, A. and Radbuch, J. (2021) “Interventions and Cognitive Spillovers”, The Review of Economic Studies

Altmann, S., Traxler, C. and Weinschenk, P. (2021) “Deadlines and Memory Limitations”, Management Science


Andersson, O., Holm, H. J, Tyran, J.-R. and Wengström, E. (2020): "Robust Inference in Risk Elicitation Tasks”,
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 2020, 61: 195-209.

Andersson, O., Holm, H. J, Tyran, J.-R. and Wengström, E. (2020) "Risking Other People's Money. Experimental Evidence on bonus Schemes, Competition, and Altruism", Scandinavian Journal of Economics 122(2): 648-74

Gerhards, L., & Gravert, C. (2020). “Because of you I did not give up–Peer effects in perseverance”. Journal of Economic Psychology, 81, 102316.


Altmann, S., Falk, A., Heidhues, P., Jayaraman, R., & Teirlinck, M. (2019). Defaults and donations: Evidence from a field experiment. Review of Economics and Statistics, 101(5), 808-826.

Bellemare, C. and Sebald, A. (2019) "Measuring belief-dependent preferences without information about beliefs", CESifo Working Paper Series 7505, CESifo Group Munich.

Bucciol, A., Montinari, N., and Piovesan, M. (2019). "It Wasn't Me! Visibility and Free Riding in Waste Disposal",Ecological Economics 157: 394-401.

Markussen, T., & Ngo, Q-T. (2019) "Economic and non-economic returns to communist party membership in Vietnam",World Development, 370-384.

Morton, R., Piovesan, M., and Tyran, J.-R. (2019) "The Dark Side of the Vote: Biased Voters, Social Information, and Information Aggregation Through Majority Voting", Games of Economic Behavior, 113: 461-481.

Mechtenberg, L. and Tyran J.-R. (2019) "Voter Motivation and the Quality of Democratic Choice", Games and Economic Behavior, 116: 241-59.

Nielsen, C.S., Sebald, A. and Sørensen, P.N. (2019) "Testing for salience effects in choices under risk".

Piovesan, M. and Zettler, I. (2019) "Uncovering Dishonesty", Journal of Economic Psychology 71: 1-3.


Damgaard, M. T., Gravert, C. and Villalobos, L. (2017) "Forgetful or reluctant? Evidence on reminder response and donor behavior from panel data",The Economics of Philanthropy: Donations and Fundraising .MIT Press, CESifo seminar series, 219-238.

Altmann, S., Falk, A., Jäger, S. and Zimmermann, F. (2018) "Learning about Job Search: A Field Experiment with Job Seekers in Germany", Journal of Public Economics, 164, 33-49.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Suetens, S. (2018) "Heterogeneous guilt sensitivities and incentive effects", Experimental Economics, 21(2), 316-336.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Suetens, S. (2018) "Guilt aversion in economics and psychology", Journal of Economic Psychology.

Bellemare, C. and Sebald, A. (2018) "Self-confidence and reactions to subjective performance evaluations", CESifo Working Paper Series 7325,CESifo Group Munich.

Damgaard, M. T. and Gravert, C. (2018) "The hidden costs of nudging - Experimental evidence from reminders in fundraising", Journal of Public Economics, 157, 15-26.

Görlitz, K. and Gravert, C. (2018) "The impact of high school course taking on choice of college major - Evidence from a natural experiment", Education Economics, 26:3, 321-336.

Hedegaard, M. S. and Tyran, J.-R. (2018) "The Price of Prejudice", American Economic Journal: Applied Economics10 (1): 40-63.

Hulme, O., Sebald, A. and Webb, E. (2018) "An introduction to physiological economics" prepared for the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics, Arthur Schram and Aljaž Ule (eds).

Jimenez, N., Rodriguez-Lara, I., Tyran, J.-R. and Wengström, E. (2018) "Thinking fast, thinking badly", Economic Letters, 162, 41-44.

Sebald, A. and Vikander, N. (2018) "Optimal firm behavior with consumer social image concerns and asymmetric information", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Trifkovic N., Markussen T., Newman C., Rand J. (2018) "Corporate social responsibility in Vietnam", In Hsu S (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia. London: Routledge, 427-448.


Damgaard, M. T., & Gravert, C. (2017). “Now or never! The effect of deadlines on charitable giving: Evidence from two natural field experiments.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 66, 78-87.

Aldashev G., Kirchsteiger G. and  Sebald A(2017) "Assignment Procedure Biases in Randomized Policy Experiments", The Economic Journal, 127(602), 873-895.

Ayala-Cantu L, Tara B, Markussen T, Narciso G, Newman C, Singh A et al. (2017) "Characteristics of the Vietnamese Rural Economy: Evidence from a 2016 Rural Household Survey in 12 Provinces of Viet Nam", Helsinki: UNU-WIDER, 141 p.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Suetens, S. (2017) "A Note on Testing Guilt Aversion",Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 233-239.

Døssing, F. S., Piovesan, M. and Wengström, E. (2017) "Cognitive Load and Cooperation". Review of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 4(1): 69-81.

Gneezy, U., Gravert, C., Saccardo, S. and Tausch, F. (2017) "A must-lie situation: Avoiding giving negative feedback", Games and Economic Behavior, 102, issue C, 445-454.

Gravert, C. (2017) "Pride and patronage - Pay-what-you-want pricing at a charitable bookstore", Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 67, 1-7.

Markussen, T. and Tyran J.-R. (2017) "Choosing a Public-Spirited Leader. An Experimental Investigation of Political Selection", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 144: 204-18.

Markussen, T., Fibæk, M., Tarp, F., and Tuan, N. D. A. (2017) "The Happy Farmer: Self-Employment and Subjective Well-Being in Rural Vietnam", Journal of Happiness Studies19(6), 1613-36.

Markussen, T., Putterman, L., & Wang, L. (2017) "Governing Collective Action in the Face of Observational Error", University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online), No. 17-14.

Markussen, T.and Tyran, J. (2017) "Choosing a public-spirited leader: An experimental investigation of political selection"Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 144, 204-218.

Nielsen C. and Sebald A. (2017) "Simple Unawareness in Dynamic Psychological Games", The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 17(1), 1-29.

Piovesan, M., Døssing F.S.and Wengström E. (2017) "Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene & Nowak". Perspectives on Psychological Science, Vol. 12(3): 527-42.

Reuter, M., Montag, C., Altmann, S. et al. "Functional Characterization of an Oxytocin Receptor Gene Variant (rs2268498) Previously Associated with Social Cognition by Expression Analysis in Vitro and in Human Brain Biopsy", Social Neuroscience, 604-611.