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 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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5475
revised version published as 'Do Lab Experiments Misrepresent Social Preferences? The case of self-selected student samples' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11 (4), 839–852
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5189
revised version published as 'Competition Between Organizational Groups: Its Impact on Altruistic and Anti-Social Motivations' in: Management Science, 2012, 58 (5), 948-960
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4756
revised version published as 'Temporal Stability of Time Preferences' in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 97(2), 273-286
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4198
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010, 2 (1), 193-210