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 Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16293
Margarita Leib, Nils Köbis, Rainer Michael Rilke, Marloes Hagens, Bernd Irlenbusch
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13218
Nicola Grözinger, Bernd Irlenbusch, Katharina Laske, Marina Schröder
revised & extended version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020, 180, 201-218
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12267
published in: in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2019, 162, 120-135
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9240
completely revised and extended version published as 'The Role of Social Information, Market Framing, and Diffusion of Responsibility as Determinants of Socially Responsible Behavior' in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2019, 80, 141-161
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8707
revised version published as 'Helping Under a Combination of Team and Tournament Incentives' in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2019, 162, 120-135.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7625
completely revised and extended version published as 'Designing Feedback in Voluntary Contribution Games: The Role of Transparency" in: Experimental Economics 2019, 22(2), 552–576
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6087
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 92, 104-115
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5968
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2013, 34, 1-7
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4643
completely revised version published as 'On Cooperation in Open Communities' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 120, 220–230
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