Alexander Christopher Sebald

Alexander Christopher Sebald

Associate Professor

Alexander Christopher Sebald


Department of Economics / University of Copenhagen    

Contact Information:                                                         

Department of Economics / University of Copenhagen

Øster Farimagsgade 5, Building 26 - 1353 København K  - Denmark

Phone: 0045 - 35324418

Fax.: 0045 - 35323000

Personal Information:

Date of Birth: October 28, 1976

Place of Birth: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Nationality: German

Positions and Education:

Dec. 2012 - Present: Associate Professor in the Department of Economics / University of Copenhagen

Aug. 2008 - Dec. 2012: Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics / University of Copenhagen

May 2003 - Sept. 2008: PhD Student at ECARES / Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Jan. 2002: Graduation in ‘International Economic Studies'

Sept. 2000 - Jan. 2001:   Erasmus-Exchange at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy

Sept. 1997: Start of study ‘International Economic Studies' at Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Research Interests:

Behavioral Economics, Psychological Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Contract Theory.


Sebald (2010), ‘Attribution and Reciprocity', Games and Economic Behavior, 68(1), 339-352

Kirchsteiger, G. and Sebald, A. (2010), Investments into education - Doing as the parents did, European Economic Review, 54(4), 501-516.

Bellemare, C., Sebald, A. and Strobel, M. (2011), Measuring the Willingness to Pay to Avoid Guilt: Estimation using Equilibrium and Stated Belief Models, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26(3), 437–453

Sebald, A. and Walzl, M. (2014), Subjective performance evaluations and reciprocity in principal-agent relations, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 116(2), 570-590

Nielsen, C, Sebald, A. and Webb, E. (2014), Understanding Experimental Economics, Politik, 17(3), 6-13

Sebald, A. and Walzl, M. (2015), Optimal contracts based on subjective evaluations and reciprocity, Journal of Economic Psychology, 47(1), 62-76

Aldashev, G., Kirchsteiger, G. and Sebald, A. (2015), Assignment procedure biases in randomized policy experiments, Mimeo, Dept of Economics, University of Copenhagen, forthcoming: The Economic Journal

Working/Research Papers:

July 2009, ‘Decision-making Procedures: A General Theory and Its Field Experimental Test', (with Gani Aldashev and Georg Kirchsteiger), CEPR Discussion Paper, 7365, London.

Sept. 2008, `How Ego-threats Facilitate Contracts Based on Subjective Evaluations', (with Markus Walzl), Dept. of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Discussion Paper 08-19, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug. 2007, ‘Procedural Concerns in Psychological Games', ECORE Discussion Paper, 2007/62, Brussels, Belgium.

Dec. 2003, ‘Paying for Pensions and Other Public Expenditures: Overtaxing our Children?', (with Chris de Neubourg) Meteor Research Memorandum, RM/03/052.

Work in Progress:

‘Subjective Evaluations in Performance Pay: An Experiment' (with Markus Walzl).

‘Partial Identification of Guilt Sensitivity' (with Charles Bellemare).

‘Unawareness in Psychological Games' (with Carsten Søren Nielsen)

Professional Experience:

Oct. - Dec. 2002:Consultancy-Project for the Government of Mauritius in Port Louis, Mauritius.

Feb. 2001 - Aug. 2001:Internship with ‘McKinsey & Company' in Milan, Italy.

Teaching Experience:

Behavioral Economics and Finance (Master course), Psychological Game Theory (PhD-course)

Academic Activities:

Referee for American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Games and Economic Behavior, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Public Choice, Journal of Economic Psychology and Oxford Economic Papers.



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