Matthias Sutter

Research Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Matthias Sutter (born 1968) has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods since August 2017. He is also part-time professor of experimental economics at the Universities of Cologne and Innsbruck. Previously he was working full-time at the European University Institute in Florence (2013-2014), at the University of Innsbruck (2006-2013), the University of Cologne (2005-2006, 2015-2017) and the Max Planck Institute of Economics Jena (2003-2005). He got his PhD in economics (1999) from the University of Innsbruck where he also finished his habilitation (2002). From July 2007 to June 2013 he was also Professor (part-time) at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on the experimental analysis of team decision making, credence goods markets and the development of economic decision making with age. He has published his work in all top-5 journals of economics (QJE, AER, JPE, ECMA, REStud), and also in Science, Nature Communications, PNAS, Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Journal, or European Economic Review. He is currently Associate Editor of "Management Science", of "European Economic Review", of "Quantitative Economics" and of "Economics Letters", and Editorial Board Member of "Experimental Economics" and of "Journal of the Economic Science Association". He was Associate Editor of "Journal of the European Economic Association" (2017-2022) and "Journal of Economic Psychology" (2006-2010). His work earned him several prizes, among others the Hans Kelsen Prize of the University of Cologne (2017), the Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics (2015), Science Prize of the State of Tyrol (2009), the Honorary Prize for Science of the State of Vorarlberg (2008) and the Oberbank Science Prize (2004). He also writes popular science books, in 2014 "Die Entdeckung der Geduld" (translated into Chinese and Turkish), in 2022 "Der menschliche Faktor oder worauf es im Berufsleben ankommt". The latter was published as an English edition as "Behavioral Economics for Leaders".

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15840
Palaash Bhargava, Daniel L. Chen, Matthias Sutter, Camille Terrier
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14726
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2023, 138 (1), 151-203
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14467
Zvonimir Basic, Parampreet C. Bindra, Daniela Glätzle-Rützler, Angelo Romano, Matthias Sutter, Claudia Zoller
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14169
revised version forthcoming in: Management Science
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14025
published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2021, 130, 131-147
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13999
Gary Charness, Ramón Cobo-Reyes, Erik Eyster, Gabriel Katz, Ángela Sánchez, Matthias Sutter
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13798
published in: European Economic Review, 2020, 130, 103593
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13583
revised version forthcoming as: "Social Preferences of Young Professionals and the Financial Industry", Management Science, 2022.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13566
Matthias Sutter, Michael Weyland, Anna Untertrifaller, Manuel Froitzheim
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13451
published as 'Economic preferences across generations and family clusters: A large-scale experiment in a developing country' in: Journal of Political Economy, 2022, 130 (9), 2361-2410.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13344
revised version published as 'On the value of second opinions: a credence goods field experiment' in: Economics Letters, 2021, 205, 109925
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13337
Kai Barron, Heike Harmgart, Steffen Huck, Sebastian O. Schneider, Matthias Sutter
revised version published online in: Review of Economics and Statistics, August 09 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12348
published in: European Economic Review, 2019, 118, 1-13.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12347
Revised version forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics (accepted August 2021)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10877
forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10105
revised version published in: Experimental Economics, 2020, 23, 30-52
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9704
published in: Games and Economic Behavior 2019, 113, 448-460.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9383
published as 'Language group differences in time preferences: Evidence from primary school children in a bilingual city' in: European Economic Review, 2018, 106, 21-34.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9330
published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2015, 94, 39-56.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9085
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 129, 14-25
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8973
published in: Management Science, 2016, 62, 2615-2625
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8104
slightly revised version published in: Econometrica, 2014, 82(5), 1615-1670
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8020
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 115, 67-74
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7714
published in: Economic Journal, 2017, 127, 1-18. [Online First]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6316
revised version published in: Kyklos, 2012, 65 (4), 425-441
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5892
published in: International Economic Review, 2018, 59(3), 1547-1569.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5700
revised and extended version published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (3), 876-891
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5404
extended version published in: American Economic Review, 2013, 103 (1), 510-531
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