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Dr. Karen Heuermann

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Public Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory

Research Statement

My research focuses on analyzing behavioral pattern and understanding potential underlying mechanisms that help explaining defective behavior in social dilemma situations. Within this framework, I investigate theoretically and experimentally structural solutions and the effects of different institutional settings in a public good context.


Axel Ockenfels, Bettina Rockenbach

Conferences and Presentations

Paper Workshop in Experimental Economics, Cologne Germany

September 2013

8th Nordic Conference on Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Stockholm, Sweden [Heuermann, K., and A. Ockenfels (2013): "The Endogenous Formation of Institutions in a Public Good Game with a Decentralized Sanction Mechanism"]

January 2013

Paper Workshop in Experimental Economics, Cologne Germany

June 2012

Research Seminar in Applied Microeconomics, Cologne Germany

December 2010

Ministry of Finance, The Hague, Netherlands

Additional Academic Experiences

Paper Workshop in Experimental Economics, Cologne Germany

June 2013 to present

Research Assistant, Chair of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Mangement, Dirk Sliwka, University of Cologne

February to July 2011

Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University, Netherlands [courses: International Economics, Public Economics, Macroeconomics]