Bernd Irlenbusch studied computer science (Diplom Informatiker, 1992), economics (Diplom Volkswirt, 1994), and business administration (Diplom Kaufmann, 1996). In 2000 he received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bonn for his thesis entitled "Behavior Governed by Non-binding Contracts – Theory and Experimental Observations". Bernd Irlenbusch was a researcher at the German National Research Center for Computer Science in Sankt Augustin (1992-1995), the Laboratorium für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung, University of Bonn (1995-2000) and an Assistant Professor of Microeconomics at the University of Erfurt (2000-2004). After spending six years as a Lecturer and Reader at the London School of Economics, he is now a Full Professor of Corporate Development and Business Ethics at the University of Cologne.

Bernd has published for instance in Science, PNAS, American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Labour Economics, and Management Science.

His research interests include Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Organisational Economics, Personnel and Labour Economics, Ethical and Social Dilemmas, and Game Theory.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2003.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 4205
revised and extended version published in: Management Science, 2011, 57, 611 - 627
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3741
revised and extended version published in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (4), 1892-1912
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2423
published in: Labour Economics, 2008, 15 (2), 141-167
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1777
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008, 65 (3), 682-702
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1340
published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2005, 161 (4), 636-663
IZA Discussion Paper No. 887
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2005, 56 (3), 383-403
IZA Discussion Paper No. 855
published in: European Economic Review, 2006, 50 (1), 147-170
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