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Ben Greiner      

University of New South Wales
School of Economics
Quadrangle Building, Room 3123
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9385 9701
Fax: +61 2 9313 6337

Email: bgreinerunsw.edu.au
My staff homepage at UNSW
Short Curriculum Vitae
Employment
Since 07/2012 Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, School of Economics
09/2008 - 06/2012 Lecturer, University of New South Wales, School of Economics
08/2006 - 08/2008 CLER Research Fellow, Harvard Business School
08/2003 - 07/2006 Research Associate (Ph.D. student) at the Department for Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.
03/2002 - 07/2003 Research Fellow (Ph.D. student), Max Planck Institute of Economics, Strategic Interaction Group, Jena, Germany.
Education
2006 Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.) in Economics (s.c.l.), University of Cologne
10/1996 - 03/2002 Philosophy/Cultural Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin
10/1995 - 03/2002 Business Administration, Humboldt-University Berlin, 2002 degree as Diplom-Kaufmann
 
Research Interests
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Market and Institutional Design
  • Strategic Behavior, Group Behavior and Dynamics, Solidarity, Trust and Trustworthiness, Bargaining
  • Experimental Methodology

Publications

  • Is Avatar-to-Avatar Communication As Effective As Face-to-Face Communication? An Ultimatum Game Experiment in First and Second Life. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming (with Mary Caravella and Alvin Roth). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • Engineering Trust - Reciprocity in the Production of Reputation Information. Management Science, 59(2), 2013, 265-285 (with Gary Bolton and Axel Ockenfels). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • Imperfect public monitoring with costly punishment - An experimental study. American Economic Review 102(7), 2012, 3317-32 (with Attila Ambrus). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • Social Communication and Discrimination - A Video Experiment. Experimental Economics 15(3), 2012, 398-417 (with Werner Güth and Ro'i Zultan). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • The Dynamic Interplay of Inequality and Trust - An Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 81, 2012, 355-365 (with Axel Ockenfels and Peter Werner). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • Internet Auctions. In: M. Peitz and J. Waldfogel (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 306-342 (with Axel Ockenfels and Karim Sadrieh).
  • Wage Transparency and Performance: A Real-Effort Experiment. Economics Letters 111, 2011, 236-238 (with Axel Ockenfels and Peter Werner). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • The 1-800 critique, counter-examples, and the future of behavioral economics. In: G. Frechette and A. Schotter (eds.): The Methods of Modern Experimental Economics, Oxford University Press, forthcoming (with Ido Erev).
  • From the Lab to the Field: The Economics of Trust. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Special Issue 49, 2009, 219-242 (with Axel Ockenfels). (In German. Original title: "Vom Labor ins Feld: Die Ökonomik des Vertrauens".)
  • Learning to Bid in Markets with Reputation Information. In: W. Franz, H. J. Ramser, and M. Stadler (eds.): Experimental Economics, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Seminar Ottobeuren, Vol 38, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2009 (with Felix Lamouroux and Axel Ockenfels).
  • Herding, Social Preferences and (Non-)Conformity. Economics Letters 97(1), 2007, 74-80 (with Luca Corazzini). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • Self Centered and Other Regarding Behavior in the Solidarity Game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 62(2), 2007, 293-303 (with Susanne Büchner and Giorgio Coricelli). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • Experimental Studies on Solidarity. Logos Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 3-8325-1337-X. 2006. [Link to publisher]
  • Indirect Reciprocity in Cyclical Networks - An Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Psychology 26(5), 2005, 711-731 (with Maria Vittoria Levati). [Article] [Working Paper]
  • An Online Recruitment System for Economic Experiments. In: Kurt Kremer, Volker Macho (Hrsg.): Forschung und wissenschaftliches Rechnen. GWDG Bericht 63. Ges. für Wiss. Datenverarbeitung, Göttingen, 2004, 79-93. [Article]
  • The Virtual Laboratory Infrastructure for Controlled Online Economic Experiments. In: Kurt Kremer, Volker Macho (Hrsg.): Forschung und wissenschaftliches Rechnen. GWDG Bericht 62, 59-73. Ges. für Wiss. Datenverarbeitung, Göttingen 2002 (with H.-Arno Jacobsen and Carsten Schmidt). [Article]


Working Papers

  • How individual preferences are aggregated in groups: An experimental study (with Attila Ambrus and Parag Pathak). NEW VERSION JUNE 2014 [Download] [Supplementary Appendix]
  • Auction Format and Auction Sequence in Multi-Item Multi-Unit Auctions - An experimental study (with Regina Betz, Sascha Schweitzer, and Stefan Seifert). JUNE 2014 [Download]
  • Strategic Uncertainty in Bargaining
    Older working paper version: Bounded Rationality in Bargaining Games: Do Proposers Believe That Responders Reject an Equal Split? [Download]
  • The Online Recruitment System ORSEE 2.0 - A Guide for the Organization of Experiments in Economics. University of Cologne, Working Paper Series in Economics 10, 2004. [Download]


Consulting
eBay International; RWE Energy; Australian Department of Climate Change

Refereeing
American Economic Review; American Economic Journal: Microeconomics; Australian Economic Papers; Econometrica; Economic Inquiry; Economic Journal; Economics Bulletin; European Economic Review; Experimental Economics; Games and Economic Behavior; International Journal of Game Theory; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics); Journal of Economic Behavior an Organization; Journal of Economic Psychology; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Jounral of Political Economy; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of The Royal Society: Interface; Management Science; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economic Studies; Scandinavian Journal of Economics; Southern Economic Journal; Australian Research Council; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; US National Science Foundation

Research Grants
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2013-2015.
  • Australian School of Business Special Research Grant, 2012.
  • Australian School of Business Special Research Grant, 2011.
  • Australian School of Business Research Grant, 2010.
  • Australian School of Business Research Grant, 2009.
  • Grant for equipment for the Experimental Laboratory at the Australian School of Business, 2008, joint with other experimenters at UNSW (Regina Betz, AJ Bostian, Mathew Chylinski, Anna Gunnthorsdottir), Australian School of Business
  • Research Grant for the project "Group Decisions in Dilemma Situations: Theory, Experiment and Design", 2004, GEW Foundation Cologne, joint with Jens Grosser and Axel Ockenfels
  • Grant for equipment for the Cologne Laboratory for Economic Research, 2004, State Northrhine/Westfalia (WAP/HBFG), joint with Axel Ockenfels and other members of his chair in Cologne

Talks

2002: MPI Econ Jena, Strasbourg (ESA conf), U Halle Wittenberg (GEW conf); 2003: Humboldt-U Berlin, MPI Econ Jena, U Erfurt (ESA conf); 2004: Amsterdam (ESA conf), U Cologne; 2005: U Cologne (GEW conf), McGill U/Cirano Montréal (ESA conf); 2006: Harvard U Econ, HBS NOM, U Magdeburg (GEW conf); 2007: Harvard U Econ, HBS, Penn State U, U Arizona Tucson (ESA conf); 2008: 2 x ANU Canberra (RSSS, Econ & Democracy conf), Royal Holloway U London, U Copenhagen, UC Santa Barbara, U Lausanne, 2x UNSW, U Sydney; 2009: BCG Sydney, HU Berlin, U Arizona (ESA conf), U Canterbury (4. AWEE), U Cologne, U Melbourne; 2010: U Arizona (ESA conf), U Copenhagen (ESA conf), Queensland UT, U Sydney, U Tilburg; 2011: ANU, Deakin U, Monash U (2x: Uni + ANZWEE 2011), U Arizona (ESA conf), U Chicago (ESA conf), U Cologne, U Nottingham Malaysia Campus (APESA conf), UNSW, U South Australia, U Technology Sydney, Xiamen Univewrsity (APESA conf); 2012: ETH Zurich, Humboldt U Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (GfEW conf), Queensland UT (QuBE workshop), Stockholm School of Economics, U Arizona (ESA conf), U Cologne (2x: Uni + ESA conf), U Mannheim, UNSW (auctions workshop), U Paderborn, U Queensland, UT Dallas, WZB Berlin; 2013: CEU Budapest, Ben Gurion U, Humboldt U Berlin, Queensland UT (ANZWEE2013), Simon-Fraser-U Vancouver, Stanford U, U Auckland, UC Santa Cruz (ESA conf), U Cologne, UNSW, U Sydney, U Zurich (ESA conf); 2014: U Auckland (APESA conf), U Melbourne, UT Dallas (workshop), ... invite me! ;-) .


Teaching
  • Current Term: Session 2, 2014
  • Former Terms
    • Session 1, 2014 - ECON5111 Economics of Strategy [Course outline]
    • Session 2, 2013 - ECON4310/6310 Advanced Experimental and Behavioural Economics">Outline
    • Session 1, 2013 - ECON5111 Economics of Strategy
    • Session 1, 2012 - ECON5111 Economics of Strategy
    • Session 2, 2011 - ECON4310/6310 Advanced Experimental and Behavioural Economics
    • Session 1, 2011 - ECON2126 Principles of Experimental and Behavioural Economics
    • Session 1, 2011 - ECON5111 Economics of Strategy
    • Session 2, 2010 - ECON1401 - Economic Analysis (two weeks)
    • Session 2, 2010 - ECON4310/6310 Advanced Experimental and Behavioural Economics
    • Session 1, 2010 - ECON2126 Principles of Experimental and Behavioural Economics
    • Session 1, 2010 - ECON5111 Economics of Strategy
    • Session 1, 2009 - ECON5111 Economics of Strategy
    • Session 1, 2009 - ECON4308/6308 Policy Evaluation Methods
    • Summer Term 2005 - Experimental Economics (PhD level), University of Cologne
    • Winter Term 2004/2005 - Microeconomics, Excercises, Teacher Axel Ockenfels, Undergraduate Level, University of Cologne
    • Winter Term 2004/2005 - Energy Economics, Seminar, Teacher Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne
    • Summer Term 2004 - Experimental Economics, Practical Seminar (PhD level), University of Cologne
    • Summer Term 2004 - Energy Economics, Seminar, Teacher Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne
    • Summer Term 2003 - Economics of the Internet, Excercises, Teacher Carsten Schmidt, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
    • Winter Term 2002/03 - Experimental Economics, Seminar, Teacher Werner Güth, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

Software

Links to co-authors
    Attila Ambrus, Duke University
Susanne Büchner, Max Planck Institute of Economics
Regina Betz, University of New South Wales
Gary Bolton, Penn State University
Mary Caravella, University of Connecticut
Luca Corazzini, University of Padua
Giorgio Coricelli, University of Southern California
Ido Erev, Technion
Werner Güth, Max Planck Institute of Economics
H.-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto
Felix Lamouroux, University of Cologne
Maria Vittoria Levati, Verona University
Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne
Parag Pathak, MIT
Alvin Roth, Stanford University
Karim Sadrieh, University of Magdeburg
Carsten Schmidt, University of Mannheim
Sascha Schweitzer, University of Bayreuth
Stefan Seifert, University of Bayreuth
Peter Werner, University of Cologne
Ro'i Zultan, Ben Gurion University