Stephan Meier

Research Fellow

Columbia University

Stephan Meier is a Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. His research interests are in behavioral economics. He investigates the impact of psychology and economics on human decision-making and its implications for public policy and firms' strategy. Current research topics include how non-selfish behavior affect organizations or the effect of borrower’s decision-making on financial institutions’ strategy. His work has been published among other journals in American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Management Science, and, Psychological Science.

He holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and was previously a senior economist at the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision-Making at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a research fellow at Harvard University and the London School of Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13497
forthcoming in: Organization Science, 2023.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13123
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2023, 105 (2), 467–473
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13053
Vanessa Burbano, Nicolas Padilla, Stephan Meier
The paper is conditionally accepted in “American Economic Journal: Economic Policy”.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12919
Suparee Boonmanunt, Stephan Meier
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2023, 207, 96-109.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11203
published in: Economic Journal, 2021, 131(637), 1988-2017
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8974
revised version published as 'Culture of Trust and Division of Labor in Non-Hierarchical Teams' in: Strategic Management Journal, 2019, 40 (8), 1171-1193 (with Patryk Perkowski)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8705
published in: Strategic Management Journal, 2016, 37 (1), 116–132,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8169
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016, 132 (Part A), 78-92
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6815
published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2014, 86, 12-25