Dr. Peter Duersch




Research Associate
University of Heidelberg
Alfred Weber Institute for Economics
Bergheimer Str. 58
D-69115 Heidelberg
phone: +49 6221 54 2954

office: 01.007


08/2019 - 2020 Temporary Professorship Microeconomics, University of Konstanz
08/2017 - 07/2019 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



  • Measuring Skill and Chance in Games (with Marco Lambrecht, Joerg Oechssler), European Economic Review, Volume 127 (2020)
  • Interactive Ellsberg Tasks: An Experiment (with Adam Dominiak), Journal of Behavior & Organization, Volume 161 (2019)
  • Price Competition in an Inflationary Environment (with Thomas Eife), Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 104 (2019)
  • Intertemporal stability of uncertainty preferences (with Benjamin Roth, Daniel Römer), Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 60 (2017) 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)
  • Testing WWARP and the double decoy effect (with Adam Dominiak, Alec Smith and Gerelt Tserenjigmid)



Dynamic Games and Applications / European Economic Review / Economic Inquiry / European Journal of Political Economy / Economics Letters / Economic Theory / Environment & Resource Economics / Games / Games and Economic Behavior / International Economic Review / International Game Theory Review / International Journal of Game Theory / Journal of Dynamic Decision Making / Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization / Journal of Economic Psychology / Journal of Economic Theory / Journal of Public Economics / Management Science / Mathematical Social Sciences / MODSIM / Sustainability / TARK / Theory & Decision / UK Research Council

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