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. 13123
forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13053
Vanessa Burbano, Nicolas Padilla, Stephan Meier
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