Evidence-Based Economics

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Core Faculty

CantoniProf. Davide Cantoni, Ph.D. (LMU Munich)

Davide Cantoni is an economic historian who works on the long-run determinants of economic development, e.g. culture, institutions, geography. His research at the intersection of economic history and political economy is concerned with the estimation of causal effects in history through appropriate research designs.



EnglmaierProf. Dr. Florian Englmaier (LMU Munich)

Florian Englmaier’s research interests are organizational economics, contract theory, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. In his research, he applies modern behavioral theories and combines theoretical models and their empirical validation using laboratory or field experiments.



PGrimmrof. Dr. Veronika Grimm (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Veronika Grimm’s research focuses on behavioral economics, industrial organization, market design, and energy market modelling. Her studies typically combine theoretical and numerical models with laboratory experiments, sometimes complemented by the analysis of field data and surveys. She regularly applies those methods to assess policy proposals, for example in the ongoing energy policy debate.



roiderProf. Dr. Andreas Roider (University of Regensburg)

Andreas Roider’s research interests are in contract theory and in experimental economics. He is one of the pioneers in conducting economic experiments via the internet. He has mainly worked on organizational economics and on behavior in financial markets


schmidtProf. Dr. Klaus M. Schmidt (LMU Munich)

Klaus Schmidt’s research focuses on behavioral economics and game and contract theory. He has made seminal contributions to contract theory and co-authored one of the pioneering papers in the field of behavioral economics. He combines careful theoretical modeling with laboratory experiments to better understand the working of incentive mechanisms (incomplete contracts, organizational structures).


SchnitzerProf. Dr. Monika Schnitzer (LMU Munich)

Monika Schnitzer’s research focuses on innovation, multinational firms and international trade. She currently serves as the President of the German Economic Association which actively promotes evaluation standards for evidence based economic policy. She also serves in the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation for the German government.


sundeProf. Dr. Uwe Sunde (LMU Munich)

Uwe Sunde works on topics in political economy and labor economics. He has conducted several field experiments, and he was one of the pioneers in combining large-scale representative surveys with controlled experiments.



winterProf. Dr. Joachim Winter (LMU Munich)

Joachim Winter is an applied econometrician who works on individual decision making, health economics, and survey response behavior. He is interested in eliciting behavioral parameters and subjective expectations as well as measures of health and consumption in surveys, in particular over the internet.