Dr. Peter Duersch




Research Assistant
University of Heidelberg
Bergheimer Str. 58
D-69115 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 6221 54 2954
E-mail:  Mailbild Wt2duersch
Room: 01.007


08/2017 - now Interim Professor, University of Mannheim
2012 - 2013 Temporary Professorship Microeconomics, University of Konstanz
2011 Promotion (PhD), University of Heidelberg
2005 - Research Assistent, Alfred-Weber-Institut, University of Heidelberg
2004 - 2005 Graduate School, University of Bonn
2001 Visiting student, University of Sydney
1999 - 2004 Studies of economics, Universität Bonn



Decision Theory, Experimental Economics, Learning Theories, Ambiguity, Oligopoly Markets, Cognitive Ability




  • Price Competition in an Inflationary Environment (with Thomas Eife), Journal of Monetary Economics (in print)
  • Intertemporal stability of uncertainty preferences (with Benjamin Roth, Daniel Römer), Journal of Economic Psychology (2017, in press) online data
  • Bidding for Nothing? The Pitfalls of Overly Neutral Framing (with Julia Müller) Applied Economic Letters, Volume 24, Issue 13 (2017)  pdf (online Appendix)
  • Taking Punishment Into Your Own Hands: An Experiment (with Julia Müller), Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 46, Issue C (2015) (online appendix)
  • When is tit-for-tat unbeatable? (with Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), International Journal of Game Theory Volume 43, Issue 1 (2014)
  • Unbeatable Imitation (with Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), Games and Economic Behavior Volume 76, Issue 1 (2012) (pdf)
  • A Dynamic Ellsberg Urn Experiment (with Adam Dominiak, Jean-Philippe Lefort) Games and Economic Behavior Volume 75, Issue 2 (2012) (pdf)
  • Sick Pay Provision in Experimental Labor Markets (with Jörg Oechssler, Radovan Vadovic) European Economic Review Volume 56, Issue 1 (2012) (pdf) (online data)
  • Pure Strategy Equilibria in Symmetric Two-Player Zero-Sum Games (with Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper) International Journal of Game Theory Volume 41, Issue 3 (2012) (pdf)
  • Rage Against the Machines: How Subjects Learn to Play Against Computers (with Albert Kolb, Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), Economic Theory Volume 43, Issue 3 (2010) (pdf)
  • Mandatory Sick Pay Provision: A Labor Market Experiment (with Stefan Bauernschuster, Jörg Oechssler, Radovan Vadovic) Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010) 870-877 (pdf)
  • Incentives for Subjects in Internet Experiments (with Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), Economic Letters 105 (2009) 120-122 (pdf)
  • Do People Punish and Reward Less When the Outcomes Are Risky? (with Maros Servatka), in Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, 1178-1183. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-4-7. Refereed.






  • Executive regulation of economic decision making in schizophrenia (with Daniel V. Hold and Katlehn Baum)
  • fESS vs Imitation (with Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper)
  • Pareto improvements due to delay? (with Israel Waichman)
  • Ambiguity aversion, reduction of compound lotteries and cognitive load (with Adam Dominiak and Alec Smith)
  • Testing WWARP and the double decoy effect (with Adam Dominiak, Alec Smith and Gerelt Tserenjigmid)
  • Measuring skill and chance via ELO ratings in multi-player games (with Marco Lambrecht and Joerg Oechssler)



Journal of Economic Behavior & Organisation; Economic Inquiry; International Game Theory Review; MODSIM; Journal of Economic Psychology; Dynamic Games and Applications; Games; Economic Letters; International Journal of Game Theory; TARK

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