Behavioural and Experimental Economics
University of Munich, Germany
Martin Kocher is Chair of Behavioral and Experimental Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Munich. He has previously held positions at the University of East Anglia, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Innsbruck, where he obtained his doctorate. Currently, he is also Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Munich.
Martin Kocher’s research centers on the analysis of the behavior of individuals in auctions, in collective decision-making, in drawing up contracts in principal-agent relationships, in trusting and reciprocal behavior, or in situations where you can choose between cooperation and conflict. Based on theoretical predictions, he uses economic experiments that allow analyzing behavior in a controlled manner. He has published in many leading general interest and field journals in economics, including the Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, the Economic Journal and Games and Economic Behavior. Martin Kocher is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology, director of the interdisciplinary laboratory MELESSA at the University of Munich, and Fellow of the National Centre for Econometric Research, Australia.
He has been an advisor to the German Ministry of Finance and the government of Liechtenstein. Martin Kocher’s research has been featured widely in the media, including the London Times, the Guardian, Business Week, BBC, CNN, Dagens industri and many German speaking newspapers, magazines and TV stations.