Publications

Publications and forthcoming papers

2019

Bettina Rockenbach and Irenaeus Wolff, "The Dose Does it: Punishment and Cooperation in Dynamic Public-Good Games", Review of Behavioral Economics, 6: 19–37.

2018

Lobmaier, Janek S, Urs Fischbacher, Fabian Probst, Urs Wirthmüller and Daria Knoch, "Accumulating Evidence Suggests That Men Do Not Find Body Odours of Human Leucocyte Antigen-Dissimilar Women More Attractive", Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1878).

Joachim Plesch and Irenaeus Wolff, "Personal-Data Disclosure in a Field Experiment: Evidence on Explicit Prices, Political Attitudes, and Privacy Preferences", Games, 9, 24; doi:10.3390/g9020024.

Rudorf, S., Baumgartner, T., Markett, S., Schmelz, K., Wiest, R., Fischbacher, U., & Knoch, D., "Intrinsic connectivity networks underlying individual differences in control-averse behavior", Human Brain Mapping, 39(12), 4857-4869.

Rudorf, S., Schmelz, K., Baumgartner, T., Wiest, R., Fischbacher, U., & Knoch, D., "Neural Mechanisms Underlying Individual Differences in Control-Averse Behavior", The Journal of Neuroscience, 38(22), 5196-5208.

2017

Urs Fischbacher, Gerson Hoffmann, Simeon Schudy, "The causal effect of stop-loss and take-gain orders on the disposition effect", The Review of Financial Studies 30 (6), 2110-2129.

Fabian Probst, Urs Fischbacher, Janek S. Lobmaier, Urs Wirthmüller and Daria Knoch, "Men’s Preferences for Women’s Body Odours Are Not Associated with Human Leucocyte Antigen", Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1864).

Urs Fischbacher, Nadja Kairies-Black and Ulrike Stefani, "Non-Additivity and the Salience of Marginal Productivities: Experimental Evidence on Distributive Fairness", Economica, 84(336), 587-610.

Maik Bieleke, Peter M. Gollwitzer, Gabriele Oettingen and Urs Fischbacher, "Social Value Orientation Moderates the Effects of Intuition Versus Reflection on Responses to Unfair Ultimatum Offers", Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30(2), 569-81.

Irenaeus Wolff, "What are the Equilibria in Public-Good Experiments?", Economics Letters, 150: 83–85.

2016

Fadong Chen and Urs Fischbacher, "Response Time and Click Position: Cheap Indicators of Preferences", Journal of the Economics Science Association 2(2), 109-126. doi: 10.1007/s40881-016-0026-6.

Birgit M. Beisswingert, Keshun Zhang , Thomas Goetz, Urs Fischbacher, "Spillover Effects of Loss of Control on Risky Decision-Making", PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150470. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150470.

Aleksandra Kupferberg, Oliver M. Hager, Urs Fischbacher, Laura S. Brändle, Melanie Haynes, Gregor Hasler, "Testing the social competition hypothesis of depression using a simple economic game", British Journal of Psychiatry Open 2(2), 163-169; DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.001362.

Nora Preuss, Laura S. Brändle, Oliver M. Hager, Melanie Haynes, Urs Fischbacher, and Gregor Hasler, "Inconsistency and social decision making in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder", Psychiatry Research 243, 115-122.

Kimmich, Christian, and Urs Fischbacher, "Behavioral determinants of supply chain integration and coexistence", Journal of Forest Economics 25, 55-77.

Bettina Rockenbach and Irenaeus Wolff, "Designing Institutions for Social Dilemmas", German Economic Review, 17(3): 316–336.

Irenaeus Wolff, "Elicited Salience and Salience-Based Level-k", Economics Letters, 141: 134–137.

Yan Chen, Ernst Fehr, Urs Fischbacher, Peter Morgan, "Matching and Segregation: An Experimental Study", forthcoming Games and Economic Behavior

2015

Björn Bartling, Urs Fischbacher and Simeon Schudy, "Pivotality and Responsibility Attribution in Sequential Voting", Journal of Public Economics 128, 133-39 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2015.03.010.

Gerald Eisenkopf and Urs Fischbacher, "Naïve responses to kind delegation", Managerial and Decision Economics 36(7), 487–498.

Gerald Eisenkopf, Zohal Hessami, Urs Fischbacher, and Heinrich Ursprung, "Academic Performance and Single-Sex Schooling: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Switzerland", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 115, 123–143.

Beisswingert Birgit M., Keshun Zhang, Thomas Goetz, Ping Fang, and Urs Fischbacher, "The Effects of Subjective Loss of Control on Risk-taking Behavior: The Mediating Role of Anger", Frontiers in Psychology 6:774. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00774.

Chen, Yan, Ernst Fehr, Urs Fischbacher, and Peter Morgan, "Decentralized matching and social segregation", Games and Economic Behavior 90, 17-43. doi: 10.1016/j.geb.2014.11.004

2014

Ernst Fehr, Elena Tougareva, Urs Fischbacher, "Do High Stakes and Competition Undermine Fair Behaviour? Evidence from Russia", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 108, 354-363.

Philipp A.W. Käser, Cornelius J. König, Urs Fischbacher, Martin Kleinmann, "Helping as Mundane Knowledge Sharing: Do Bundled Help Request and Quiet Time Increase Performance?", Journal of Information and Knowlegde Management 13(3), [10 pages] DOI: 10.1142/S0219649214500257

Urs Fischbacher, Simeon Schudy, Sabrina Teyssier, "Heterogeneous reactions to heterogeneity in returns from public goods", Social Choice and Welfare 43(1), 195-217.

Urs Fischbacher and Simeon Schudy, "Reciprocity and resistance to comprehensive reform", Public Choice 160(3-4), 411-428.

Jonathan Schulz, Urs Fischbacher, Christian Thöni, and Verena Utikal, "Affect and fairness: Dictator games under cognitive load", Journal of Economic Psychology 41, 77-87.

Verena Utikal and Urs Fischbacher, "Attribution of Externalities. An economic Approach to the Knobe Effect", Economics and Philosophy 30, 215-240.

Sabrina Strang, Verena Utikal, Urs Fischbacher, Bernd Weber, and Armin Falk, "Neural Correlates of Receiving an Apology and Active Forgiveness: An fMRI Study", PLoS ONE 9, e87654.

Andreas Pedroni, Christoph Eisenegger, Matthias N. Hartmann, Urs Fischbacher, and Daria Knoch, "Dopaminergic stimulation increases selfish behavior in the absence of punishment threat", Psychopharmacology 231, 135-141.

J.Philipp Reiss and Irenaeus Wolff, "Incentive Effects of Funding Contracts: An Experiment", Experimental Economics, 17(4): 586–614.

2013

Urs Fischbacher, Ralph Hertwig and Adrian Bruhin, "How to Model Heterogeneity in Costly Punishment: Insights from Responders´ Response Times", Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 26(5), 405-492.

Urs Fischbacher and Verena Utikal, "On the Acceptance of Apologies", Games and Economic Behavior 82, 592–608.

Lisa Bruttel and Urs Fischbacher, "Taking the initiative. What characterizes leaders?", European EconomicReview 64, 147–168.

Urs Fischbacher, Thorsten Hens, Stefan Zeisberger, "The impact of monetary policy on stock market bubbles and trading behavior: evidence from the lab", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 37, 2104-2122.

Gerald Eisenkopf, Urs Fischbacher, Franziska Föllmi-Heusi, "Unequal Opportunities and Distributive Justice", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 93, 51–61.

Armin Falk, Urs Fischbacher and Simon Gächter, "Living in Two Neighborhoods – Social Interactions Effects in the Lab", Economic Inquiry 51(1), 563–578.

Verena Utikal and Urs Fischbacher, "Disadvantageous lies in individual decisions", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 85(1), 108-111.

Philipp A. W. Käser, Urs Fischbacher, Cornelius J. König, "Helping and Quiet Hours, Interruption-Free Time Spans can Harm Performance", Applied Psychology: An International Review 62(2), 286–307.

Urs Fischbacher and Franziska Föllmi-Heusi, "Lies in Disguise – An experimental study on cheating", Journal of the European Economic Association 11(3), 525–547.

Arne R. Weiss and Irenaeus Wolff, "Does Being Elected Increase Subjective Entitlements? Evidence From the Laboratory", Economics Bulletin, 33(1): 794–796.

2012

Urs Fischbacher, Simon Gächter, and Simone Quercia, "The Behavioral Validity of the Strategy Method in Public Good Experiments", Journal of Economic Psychology 33(4), 897–913.

Bernadette von Dawans, Urs Fischbacher, Clemens Kirschbaum, Ernst Fehr, and Markus Heinrichs, "The social dimension of stress reactivity: acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans", Psychological Science 23, 651-660.

Björn Bartling and Urs Fischbacher, "Shifting the Blame: On Delegation and Responsibility", Review of Economic Studies 79(1), 67-87.

Irenaeus Wolff, "Retaliation and the Role for Punishment in the Evolution of Cooperation", Journal of Theoretical Biology, 315: 128–138.

Andreas Nicklisch and Irenaeus Wolff, "On the Nature of Reciprocity: Evidence From the Ultimatum Reciprocity Measure", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 84(3): 892–905.

Ziegelmeyer, A., Schmelz, K., & Ploner, M., "Hidden costs of control: four repetitions and an extension", Experimental Economics, 15(2), 323-340.

2011

Andreas Nicklisch and Irenaeus Wolff, "Cooperation Norms in Multiple-Stage Punishment", Journal of Public Economic Theory, 13(5): 791–827.

Hong Geng, Arne R. Weiss and Irenaeus Wolff, "The Limited Power of Voting to Limit Power", Journal of Public Economic Theory, 13(5): 791–827.

2010

Urs Fischbacher and Simon Gächter, "Social Preferences, Beliefs, and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Goods", American Economic Review 100(1), 541-556.

2009

Thomas Baumgartner, Urs Fischbacher, Anja Feierabend, Kai Lutz, and Ernst Fehr, "The Neural Circuitry of a Broken Promise", Neuron 64(5), 756-770.

Dirk Engelmann and Urs Fischbacher, "Indirect Reciprocity and Strategic Reputation Building in an Experimental Helping Game", Games and Economic Behavior 67(2), 399-407.

Urs Fischbacher, Christina M. Fong and Ernst Fehr, "Fairness, Errors and the Power of Competition", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 72(1), 527-45.

2008

Daria Knoch, Michael A. Nitsche, Urs Fischbacher, Christoph Eisenegger, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, and Ernst Fehr, "Studying the Neurobiology of Social Interaction with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation The Example of Punishing Unfairness", Cerebral Cortex 18, 1987-1990.

Thomas Baumgartner, Markus Heinrichs, Aline Vonlanthen, Urs Fischbacher, and Ernst Fehr, "Oxytocin Shapes the Neural Circuitry of Trust and Trust Adaptation in Humans", Neuron 58(4), 639 – 650.

Urs Fischbacher and Christian Thöni, "Inefficient Excess Entry in an Experimental Winner-Take-All Market", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 67(1), 150-163.

Armin Falk, Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "Testing Theories of Fairness Intentions matter", Games and Economic Behavior 62 (1), 287-303. (Download).

2007

Manfred Spitzer, Urs Fischbacher, Bärbel Herrnberger, Georg Grön and Ernst Fehr, "The Neural Signature of Social Norm Compliance", Neuron 56, 185-196.

Urs Fischbacher, "z-Tree: Zurich Toolbox for Ready-made Economic experiments", Experimental Economics 10(2), 171-178.

Urs Fischbacher and Ulrike Stefani, "Strategic Errors and Audit Quality – An Experimental Investigation", Accounting Review 82(3), 679-704.

2006

Helen Bernhard, Urs Fischbacher, and Ernst Fehr, "Parochial altruism in humans", Nature 442, 912-915.

Armin Falk and Urs Fischbacher, "A Theory of Reciprocity", Games and Economic Behavior 54(2), 293-315. (Download).

2005

Armin Falk, Ernst Fehr, and Urs Fischbacher, "Driving Forces behind Informal Sanctions", Econometrica 73(6), 2017-2030. (Download).

Ernst Fehr, Urs Fischbacher and Michael Kosfeld, "Neuroeconomic Foundations of Trust and Social Preferences: Initial Evidence", American Economic Review 95(2), 346-351.

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "Altruists with Green Beards", Analyse & Kritik 27(1), 73-84.

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "Human Altruism. Proximate Patterns and Evolutionary Origins", Analyse & Kritik 27(1), 6–47.

Michael Kosfeld, Markus Heinrichs, Paul Zak, Urs Fischbacher and Ernst Fehr, "Oxytocin increases Trust in Humans", Nature 435, 673-676.

2004

Dominique J.-F. deQuervain, Urs Fischbacher, Valerie Treyer, Melanie Schellhammer, Ulrich Schnyder, Alfred Buck, and Ernst Fehr, "The Neural Basis of Altruistic Punishment", Science 305, 1254-1258. (Download).

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "Third Party Punishment and Social Norms", Evolution and Human Behavior 25, 63–87. (Download).

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "Social norms and human cooperation", Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8(4), 185-190.

2003

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "The Nature of Human Altruism", Nature 425, 785-791.

Armin Falk, Ernst Fehr, and Urs Fischbacher, "Reasons for Conflict: Lessons from Bargaining Experiments", Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 159(1), 171-187.

Armin Falk, Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "On the Nature of Fair Behavior", Economic Inquiry 41(1), 20-26.

2002

Ernst Fehr, Urs Fischbacher, Bernhard von Rosenbladt, Jürgen Schupp and Gert G. Wagner, "A Nation-Wide Laboratory – Examining trust and trustworthiness by integrating behavioral experiments into representative surveys", Schmollers Jahrbuch 122(4), 519-542.

Armin Falk and Urs Fischbacher, "“Crime” in the Lab – Detecting Social Interaction", European Economic Review 46, 859-869.

Ernst Fehr, Urs Fischbacher and Simon Gächter, "Strong Reciprocity, Human Cooperation, and the Enforcement of Social Norms", Human Nature 13(1), 1-25.

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher, "Why Social Preferences Matter – The Impact of Nonselfish Motives on Competition, Cooperation, and Incentives", Economic Journal 112, C1-C33.

2001

Urs Fischbacher, Simon Gächter and Ernst Fehr, "Are People Conditionally Cooperative? Evidence from a Public Goods Experiment", Economics Letters 71, 397-404. 

Contributions to books

Ernst Fehr and Urs Fischbacher
The Economics of Strong Reciprocity, in: Moral Sentiments and Material Interest, The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life, ed. by Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd and Ernst Fehr, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005, 151-192.

Armin Falk and Urs Fischbacher
Modeling Strong Reciprocity, in: Moral Sentiments and Material Interest, The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life, ed. by Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd and Ernst Fehr, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005, 193-214.

Armin Falk, Ernst Fehr, and Urs Fischbacher
Appropriating the Commons - A Theoretical Explanation, in: The Drama of the Commons, ed. by Thomas Dietz, Nives Dolšak, Elinor Ostrom, Paul Stern, Susan Stonich, and Elke Weber, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 2002, 157-192.

Armin Falk and Urs Fischbacher
The Economics of Reciprocity - Theory and Evidence, in: Inequality Around the World, ed. by Richard Freeman, New York: Palgrave, in association with the IEA, 2002, 207-233.