Economic Theory IIProf. Jörg Oechssler, Ph.D.


Phone: +49 6221 - 54 3548
Email: oechssler@uni-hd.de
Room 01.005
69115 Heidelberg
Bergheimer Str. 58
Office hours: upon email appointment

Personal Website




Research Interests

Experimental Economics, Evolutionary Game Theory, Learning in Games, Industrial Organization, Urban Economics, Microeconomics and Game Theory in general.

Academic Positions

  • 2005 - 2009 Chair of the Department of Economics
  • 2004 -            Full Professor, University of Heidelberg
  • 1999 - 2004 Associate Professor, University of Bonn
  • 1994 - 1999 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • 1993 - 1994 Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Microeconomics, Columbia University.
  • 1991 - 1992 Research Assistant, Columbia University. 


Advisory Editor (2020 - )

Editor (2012 - 2017)

Coordinating Editor (2005 - )

Co-Editor (2005 - 2012)

Referee for:

American Economic Review, AER Insights, AEA Micro, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Economics and Politics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, International Game Theory Review, International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics,  Journal of Urban Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, German Economic Review, Mathematical Social Sciences, Metroeconomica, Nature Human Behavior, RAND Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Physica D, Public Choice, Science, Theoretical Economics, Theory and Decision, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften.
MIT-Press, Springer Verlag (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems),  Blackwell, National Science Foundation (USA), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Swiss National Science Foundation.

Selected recent seminar presentations:

Harvard University, UC Berkeley, New York University, Caltech, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, Texas A&M, Simon Fraser University, University of Arizona, Utrecht School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Munich, University of Zurich, CORE, University College London, Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Bonn, University of Vienna, University of East Anglia, University of Mannheim.


  • Habilitation (VWL), Humboldt University, Berlin, 1999
    Topic: „Industrial Organization: Game Theoretic Approaches and Experimental Evidence“
  • Ph.D. (Economics), Columbia University, New York, 1994
    Topic: „Essays in Evolutionary Game Theory“
  • Diplom (VWL), University of Hamburg, Germany, 1990
  • M.A. (Economics), Bowling Green State University, USA, 1988

Teaching Experience (Lectures):

  • Principles of Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Advanced Microeconomics 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • General Equilibrium Theory  
  • Advanced Game Theory
  • Introduction to Game Theory
  • Industrial Organization 
  • Game Theory
  • Learning Theories and Experiments