Economic Theory IIDr. Peter Dürsch


Tel. +49 6221 - 54 2954
E-Mail: duersch@xeeron.de
Raum: 01.007








Curriculum Vitae

  • 08/2019 - 2020 Lehrstuhlvertretung Mikroökonomik, Universität Konstanz
  • 07/2017 - 07/2019 Lehrstuhlvertretung, Universität Mannheim
  • 2012 - 2013 Lehrstuhlvertretung Mikroökonomik, Universität Konstanz
  • 2011 Promotion, Universität Heidelberg
  • 2005 - Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Alfred-Weber-Institut, Universität Heidelberg
  • 2004 - 2005 Graduate School, Universität Bonn
  • 2001 Auslandsstudium, University of Sydney
  • 1999 - 2004 VWL Studium, Universität Bonn

Research Interests

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

Working Papers

  • Testing WWARP and the double decoy effect (with Adam Dominiak, Alec Smith, and Gerelt Tserenjigmid)
  • Decision Confidence in the Ellsberg Experiment
  • Risk Aversion of Newly Arrived Refugees


  • 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


  • 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 (mit Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), Games and Economic Behavior Volume 76, Issue 1 (2012) (pdf)
  • A Dynamic Ellsberg Urn Experiment (mit Adam Dominiak, Jean-Philippe Lefort) Games and Economic Behavior Volume 75, Issue 2 (2012) (pdf) (online data)
  • Sick Pay Provision in Experimental Labor Markets (mit Jörg Oechssler, Radovan Vadovic) European Economic Review Volume 56, Issue 1 (2012) (pdf)
  • Pure Strategy Equilibria in Symmetric Two-Player Zero-Sum Games (mit 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 (mit Albert Kolb, Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), Economic Theory Volume 43, Issue 3 (2010) (pdf)
  • Mandatory Sick Pay Provision: A Labor Market Experiment (mit Stefan Bauernschuster, Jörg Oechssler, Radovan Vadovic) Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010) 870-877 (pdf)
  • Incentives for Subjects in Internet Experiments (mit Jörg Oechssler, Burkhard Schipper), Economic Letters 105 (2009) 120-122 (pdf)
  • Do People Punish and Reward Less When the Outcomes Are Risky? (mit 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.