Marion Ott is a researcher in the ZEW Research Department „Market Design“. She studied management science and engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, where she completed a doctoral degree in economics in 2009. Between 2003 and 2008 she was a member of the collaborative research center SFB 504: Rationality concepts, decision behaviour, and economic modelling at the University of Mannheim. After spending six months as a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2009/10, she joined RWTH Aachen University. Until 2019, she was junior professor for game theory and behavioural economics or deputy professor in applied economics. In 2013 she spent four months as a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Her research interests lie in the design and analysis of all kinds of markets, in particular auctions. Using game theory and experiments, she analyses for example auctions for multiple heterogeneous goods and auctions in bidder-seller networks. Amongst other publications, she has published her work in journals such as Games and Economic Behavior, Experimental Economics, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.
For further information and resources please visit Marion Ott’s personal website.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Thielmann, Isabel, Robert Böhm, Marion Ott and Benjamin E. Hilbig (2021), Economic games: An introduction and guide for research, Collabra: Psychology 7(1), 19004. Download
Basten, Dirk, Marcel Müller, Oleg Pankratz, Marion Ott and Christoph Rosenkranz (2021), Impact of time pressure on software quality: A laboratory experiment on a game-theoretical model, PLoS ONE 16(1), e0245599. Download
Ocker, Fabian, Karl-Martin Ehrhart and Marion Ott (2018), Bidding strategies in Austrian and German balancing power auctions, WIREs: Energy and Environment 7 (6), e303. Download
Ehrhart, Karl-Martin, Marion Ott and Susanne Abele (2015), Auction fever: Rising revenue in second-price auction formats, Games and Economic Behavior 92, 206–227. Download
Berninghaus, Siegfried K., Karl-Martin Ehrhart and Marion Ott (2012), Forward-Looking Behavior in Hawk-Dove Games in Endogenous Networks: Experimental Evidence, Games and Economic Behavior 75 (1), 35–52. Download
Berninghaus, Siegfried K., Karl-Martin Ehrhart and Marion Ott (2006), A Network Experiment in Continuous Time: The Influence of Link Costs, Experimental Economics 9 (3), 237–251. Download
Articles in Non-Refereed Journals
Ehrhart, Karl-Martin and Marion Ott (2020), Wirtschaftsnobelpreis: Auktionen in Theorie und Anwendung, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen 22/2020, 1092-1093. Download
Monographs, Contributions to Edited Volumes
Gimpel, Henner, Lisa Hanny, Marion Ott, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl, Martin Bichler and Steffi Ober (2021), Market Success: The Quest for the Objectives and Success Factors of Markets, in: Henner Gimpel, Jan Krämer, Dirk Neumann, Jella Pfeiffer, Stefan Seifert, Timm Teubner, Daniel J. Veit, Anke Weidlich Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-66661-3, 21–44. Download
Ashour Novirdoust, Amir, Martin Bichler, Caroline Bojung, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen, Vitali Gretschko, Lisa Hanny, Johannes Knörr, Felipe Maldonado, Karsten Neuhoff, Christoph Neumann, Marion Ott, Jörn C. Richstein, Maximilian Rinck, Michael Schöpf, Paul Schott, Amelie Sitzmann, Johannes Wagner, Jonathan Wagner and Martin Weibelzahl (2021), Electricity Spot Market Design 2030–2050, DOI: 10.24406/fit-n-621457. Download
Ott, Marion (2009), Second-Price Proxy Auctions in Bidder-Seller Networks, Dissertation thesis. Universität Karlsruhe. Download
Discussion and Working Papers
Ehrhart, Karl-Martin, Ann-Katrin Hanke and Marion Ott (2020), A Small Volume Reduction that Melts Down the Market: Auctions with Endogenous Rationing, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-014, Mannheim. Download
Ehrhart, Karl-Martin, Ann-Katrin Hanke and Marion Ott (2019), Endogene Rationierung in Ausschreibungen für erneuerbare Energien, ZEW expert brief No. 19-06, Mannheim. Download
Ehrhart, Karl-Martin and Marion Ott (2019), How the Auction Design Influences Procurement Prices: An Experiment, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 19-061, Mannheim. Download
- Project Duration 01.05.2020 - 31.05.2020Market design for the integration of renewable energy sources: flexible demand-side adaption and supply-side support
- Project Duration 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2022Market design for food donations
- 04. – 07.2013 Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
- 11.2009 – 04.2010 Stanford University, United States of America (USA)