Prof. Dr. Philipp Weinschenk


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Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00


Short CV

Academic Education

2005 – 2009

Doctoral Studies, Bonn Graduate School of Economics and Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods, first advisor: Martin Hellwig, second advisor: Paul Heidhues

2000 – 2005

Studies in Economics at University of Konstanz 



since 2015 

Professorship, TU Kaiserslautern

2014 – 2015

Interim Professorship, University of Mannheim 

2009 – 2014 

Senior Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods


Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (guest of Oliver Hart)



Microeconomics / Mikroökonomik [Bachelor]

Game Theory / Spieltheorie [Bachelor]

Seminar Topics in Game Theory [Bachelor]

Industrial Organization / Industrieökonomik [Master]

Competition Policy / Wettbewerbspolitik [Master]

Contract Theory / Vertragstheorie [Master]

Seminar "Topics in Contract Theory" [Master]

Seminar "Topics in Industrial Organization" [Master]


Environmental and Industrial Economics [Master]
Economic Theory [Master]


Main research interests

Labor Economics, Organizational Economics, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Contract Theory, Regulatory Economics, Behavioral Economics


Refereeing for 

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Review, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Business Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Management Science, Mathematical Social Sciences, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Theoretical Economics




Analyzing the Effect of Minimum Wages: A Microeconomic Approach (with Clemens Thielen),  Economic Theory, Revise and Resubmit

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Returns to Scale and Average Costs: A Simple and Generalized Proof, Economics Letters 221, December 2022, 110909.

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Deadlines and Cognitive Limitations (with Steffen Altmann and Christian Traxler), Management Science 68(9), September 2022, 6733-6750

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Multi-Attribute Heuristics and Intertemporal Choices (with Fabian Herweg), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 200, August 2022, 174-181.

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Contract Design with Socially Attentive Preferences (with Simon Koch), Games and Economic Behavior 130, November 2021, 591-601.

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On the Benefits of Time-Inconsistent Preferences, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 182, February 2021, 185-195

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Soft Commitments, Reminders and Academic Performance (with Oliver Himmler and Robert Jaeckle), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11(2), April 2019, 114-142.

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Strong Implementation of Social Choice Functions in Dominant Strategies (with Sven Krumke, Clemens Thielen, and Stephan Westphal), International Journal of Game Theory 48(1), March 2019, 337-361.

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Salience in Markets (with Fabian Herweg and Daniel Müller), Handbook of Behavioral Industrial Organization, Co-Editors: Victor J. Tremblay, Roland Eisenhut, Elizabeth Schroeder, Carol Horton Tremblay, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.

Salience, Competition, and Decoy Goods (with Fabian Herweg and Daniel Müller), Economics Letters 153, April 2017, 28-31.

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Working Conditions and Regulation, Labour Economics 44, January 2017, 177-191.

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Procrastination in Teams and Contract Design, Games and Economic Behavior 98, July 2016, 264-283.

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Rater Bias and Incentive Provision (with Daniel Müller), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 24(4), Winter 2015, 833-862.

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Compensation, Perks, and Welfare, Economics Letters 120(1), July 2013, 67-70.

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Rebates in a Bertrand Game (with Nora Szech), Journal of Mathematical Economics 49(2), March 2013, 124-133.

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Skill Formation under Incomplete Information, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 83(2), July 2012, 209-217.

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Increasing Workload in a Stochastic Environment, Economics Letters 115(2), May 2012, 286-288.

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Binary Payment Schemes: Moral Hazard and Loss Aversion (with Fabian Herweg and Daniel Müller), American Economic Review 100(5), December 2010, 2451-2477.

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