Marion Ott is a researcher in the ZEW Research Group „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
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
Monographs, Contributions to Edited Volumes
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
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Prices, Awards and Distinctions
- 2010: Dissertationspreis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany