Publikationen des Forschungsbereichs Marktdesign

  1. Referierte Fachzeitschrift // forthcoming

    Entry in First-price Auctions with Signaling

    We study the optimal entry fee in a symmetric private value first-price auction with signaling, in which the participation decisions and the auction outcome are used by an outside observer to infer the…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    The Value of Decentralization Using the Blockchain

    Although blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity over the past years, there does not seem to be a consensus if they bring any value to economic interactions. In this paper, I argue…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Non-standard Choice in Matching Markets

    We explore the possibility of designing matching mechanisms that can accommodate non-standard choice behavior. We pin down the necessary and sufficient conditions on participants’ choice behavior for the…

  4. Referierte Fachzeitschrift // 2022

    The asymmetric effect of narratives on prosocial behavior

    We study how positive narratives (stories in favor of a prosocial action) and negative narratives (stories in favor of a selfish action) influence prosocial behavior in a series of lab and online experiments…

  5. ZEW policy brief // 2022

    Price Subsidies May Impair Competition in Retail Market for Natural Gas

    Policymakers have been discussing various potential measures to cushion the impact of skyrocketing gas prices and prevent supply shortages. On 10 October 2022 an expert commission in Germany proposed a plan to…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Willingness to Volunteer Among Remote Workers Is Insensitive to the Team Size

    Volunteering is a widespread allocation mechanism in the workplace. It emerges naturally in software development or the generation of online knowledge platforms. Using a field experiment with more than 2000…