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Research Program

Cluster 3

Microeconomics, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Public Finance

In this cluster six faculty members of the Ruhr Graduate School combine to cover wide areas of theoretical, applied and experimental  Microeconomics, Public Finance and Economic Policy recommendations based on microeconomic modelling. These areas include Industrial Organization, Public Choice, fiscal, environmental and educational economic  policy and pure game theory. Examples of  research topics include the theory of contests and its applications (see recent publications in journals such as Economic Theory, European Journal of Political Economy or Public Choice), theory of taxation (see recent publications in the Journal of Public Economics,  European Economic Review, International Tax or Public Finance) and market entry and regulation (see recent publications in Games and Economic Behavior or Review of International Economics).


Cluster 3: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Public Finance
Professor Research Areas
Amann Game theory, auction theory, evolutionary game theory
Brosig-Koch Market design, experimental economics, game theory
Leininger Economic theory, in particular microeconomic theory, game theory, auction theory, public choice, industrial organization
Richter Public finance, in particular taxes and social security systems; regional, educational and environmental economics
Riedel International tax competition, taxation in developing countries and the empirical assessment of corporate tax effects on firm behavior
Robledo Public goods, industrial organization, economics of innovation, network economics
Upmann Labour market participation decisions, labour market negotiations, theory of taxation, strategic fiscal and environmental policies in open economies, interjurisdictional tax competition

Cluster 3 current doctoral students:
Julia Belau
Nicole Becker
Sebastian Garmann
Michael Kramm
Eliane Lambertz
Hamed Markazi Moghadam
Guanzhong Yang
Yu Zheng

Cluster 3 Alumni:
Dr. Baudouin Tameze Azamo
Dr. Christoph Braun
Junior-Prof. Dr. Yiquan Gu (senior lecturer)
Dr. Jan Heufer
Dr. Klemens Keldenich
Dr. Alesia Khudnitskaya
Dr. Sina Risse
Dr. Pavel Stoimenov
Junior-Prof. Dr. Tobias Wenzel