Matthias Sutter
Research Fellow

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Sutter Matthias Sutter (born 1968) is Professor of Experimental Economics at the University of Cologne (since January 2015) and part-time professor at the University of Innsbruck. Previously he was at the European University Institute in Florence (2013-2014), at the University of Innsbruck (2006-2013), the University of Cologne (2005-2006) 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 and on the development of economic decision making with age. He has published his work, among others, in Science, Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, PNAS, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Journal, or European Economic Review. He is currently Associate Editor of "Management Science", of "European Economic Review" 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 Economic Psychology" (2006-2010). His work earned him several prizes, among others the 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). In 2014 he published a popular book ("Die Entdeckung der Geduld") about the importance of patience for health and economic success.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2007.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10877  Stefania Bortolotti
Ivan Soraperra
Matthias Sutter
Claudia Zoller
Too Lucky to Be True: Fairness Views under the Shadow of Cheating
10105  Matthias Sutter
Jürgen Huber
Michael Kirchler
Matthias Stefan
Where to Look for the Morals in Markets?
9704  Dietmar Fehr
Matthias Sutter
Gossip and the Efficiency of Interactions
9383  Matthias Sutter
Silvia Angerer
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Philipp Lergetporer
The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Children's Intertemporal Choices
9330  E. Glenn Dutcher
Loukas Balafoutas
Florian Lindner
Dmitry Ryvkin
Matthias Sutter
Strive to be First or Avoid Being Last: An Experiment on Relative Performance Incentives
(published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2015, 94, 39-56.)
9314  Matthias Sutter
Levent Yilmaz
Manuela Oberauer
Delay of Gratification and the Role of Defaults: An Experiment with Kindergarten Children
(published in: Economic Letters, 2015, 137, 21-24)
9085  Loukas Balafoutas
Adrian Beck
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Matthias Sutter
The Hidden Costs of Tax Evasion: Collaborative Tax Evasion in Markets for Expert Services
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2015, 129: 14-25)
9039  Silvia Angerer
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Philipp Lergetporer
Matthias Sutter
Cooperation and Discrimination Within and Across Language Borders: Evidence from Children in a Bilingual City
(forthcoming in: European Economic Review (accepted February 2016))
8973  Michael Kirchler
Jürgen Huber
Matthias Stefan
Matthias Sutter
Market Design and Moral Behavior
(revised version forthcoming in: Management Science, 2015)
8104  Gary Charness
Francesco Feri
Miguel A. Meléndez-Jiménez
Matthias Sutter
Experimental Games on Networks: Underpinnings of Behavior and Equilibrium Selection
(slightly revised version published in: Econometrica, 2014, 82(5), 1615-1670)
8020  Silvia Angerer
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Philipp Lergetporer
Matthias Sutter
Donations, Risk Attitudes and Time Preferences: A Study on Altruism in Primary School Children
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 115: 67-74)
7978  Jürgen Huber
Michael Kirchler
Daniel Kleinlercher
Matthias Sutter
Market vs. Residence Principle: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of a Financial Transaction Tax
(forthcoming in: Economic Journal )
7714  Loukas Balafoutas
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Matthias Sutter
Second-Degree Moral Hazard in a Real-World Credence Goods Market
(forthcoming in: Economic Journal [Online First])
6982  Francisco Campos-Ortiz
Louis Putterman
T.K. Ahn
Loukas Balafoutas
Mongoljin Batsaikhan
Matthias Sutter
Security of Property as a Public Good: Institutions, Socio-Political Environment and Experimental Behavior in Five Countries
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Public Economics (accepted January 2016))
6491  Uwe Dulleck
David W. Johnston
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Matthias Sutter
The Good, the Bad and the Naive: Do Fair Prices Signal Good Types or Do They Induce Good Behaviour?
6415  Martin G. Kocher
Wolfgang J. Luhan
Matthias Sutter
Testing a Forgotten Aspect of Akerlof's Gift Exchange Hypothesis: Relational Contracts with Individual and Uniform Wages
6316  Loukas Balafoutas
Florian Lindner
Matthias Sutter
Sabotage in Tournaments: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
(revised version published in: Kyklos, 2012, 65 (4), 425-441)
5892  David J. Cooper
Matthias Sutter
Role Selection and Team Performance
5700  Loukas Balafoutas
Adrian Beck
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Matthias Sutter
What Drives Taxi Drivers? A Field Experiment on Fraud in a Market for Credence Goods
(revised and extended version published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80 (3), 876-891)
5530  Ernst Fehr
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Matthias Sutter
The Development of Egalitarianism, Altruism, Spite and Parochialism in Childhood and Adolescence
(published in: European Economic Review, 2013, 64, 369-383)
5404  Matthias Sutter
Martin G. Kocher
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Stefan T. Trautmann
Impatience and Uncertainty: Experimental Decisions Predict Adolescents' Field Behavior
(extended version published in: American Economic Review, 2013, 103 (1), 510-531)
5204  Loukas Balafoutas
Martin G. Kocher
Louis Putterman
Matthias Sutter
Equality, Equity and Incentives: An Experiment
(revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2013, 60, 32-51)
5189  Lorenz Götte
David B. Huffman
Stephan Meier
Matthias Sutter
Group Membership, Competition, and Altruistic versus Antisocial Punishment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Army Groups
(revised version published as 'Competition Between Organizational Groups: Its Impact on Altruistic and Anti-Social Motivations' in: Management Science, 2012, 58 (5), 948-960)
5127  Fredrik Carlsson
Haoran He
Peter Martinsson
Ping Qin
Matthias Sutter
Household Decision Making in Rural China: Using Experiments to Estimate the Influences of Spouses
(revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 84 (2), 525-536)
5105  Boris Maciejovsky
Matthias Sutter
David V. Budescu
Patrick Bernau
Teams Make You Smarter: Learning and Knowledge Transfer in Auctions and Markets by Teams and Individuals
(revised version published as 'Teams make you smarter: How exposure to teams improves individual decisions in probability and reasoning tasks' in: Management Science, 2013, 59 (6), 1255-1270)
5049  Simon Czermak
Francesco Feri
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Matthias Sutter
Strategic Sophistication of Adolescents: Evidence from Experimental Normal-Form Games
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016, 128, 265-285.)
5016  Matthias Sutter
Francesco Feri
Martin G. Kocher
Peter Martinsson
Katarina Nordblom
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Social Preferences in Childhood and Adolescence: A Large-Scale Experiment
5015 
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Matthias Sutter
Daniela Glätzle-Rützler
Gender Differences in Competition Emerge Early in Life
(largely extended version published in: Management Science, 2015, 61 (10), 2339-2354)
4955  Loukas Balafoutas
Matthias Sutter
Gender, Competition and the Efficiency of Policy Interventions
(shortened version published as 'Affirmative action policies promote women and do not harm efficiency in the lab' in: Science, 2012, 335 (6068), 579-582)
4846  Martin G. Kocher
Marc V. Lenz
Matthias Sutter
Psychological Pressure in Competitive Environments: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment: Comment
(substantially extended version published as: 'Psychological Pressure in Competitive Environments: New Evidence from Randomized Natural Experiments' in: Management Science, 2012, 58 (8), 1585-1591)
4827  Adrian Beck
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Jianying Qiu
Matthias Sutter
Guilt from Promise-Breaking and Trust in Markets for Expert Services: Theory and Experiment
(significantly revised version published as 'Shaping Beliefs in Experimental Markets for Expert Services: Guilt Aversion and the Impact of Promises and Money-Burning Options' in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2013, 81, 145-164)
4732  Matthias Sutter
Simon Czermak
Francesco Feri
Strategic Sophistication of Individuals and Teams in Experimental Normal-Form Games
(revised version published as 'Strategic sophistication of individuals and teams. Experimental evidence' in: European Economic Review, 2013, 64, 395-410)
4647  Rudolf Kerschbamer
Matthias Sutter
Uwe Dulleck
The Impact of Distributional Preferences on (Experimental) Markets for Expert Services
(forthcoming with new title "How social preferences shape incentives in (experimental) markets for credence goods" in: Economic Journal (accepted February 2015))
4139  Fredrik Carlsson
Peter Martinsson
Ping Qin
Matthias Sutter
Household Decision Making and the Influence of Spouses' Income, Education, and Communist Party Membership: A Field Experiment in Rural China
(revised version published as 'The Influence of Spouses on Household Decision Making Under Risk: An Experiment in Rural China' in: Experimental Economics, 2013, 16(3), 383-403)
4080  Martin G. Kocher
Ganna Pogrebna
Matthias Sutter
Other-Regarding Preferences and Leadership Styles
(revised and extended version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 88, 109-132)
4030  Uwe Dulleck
Rudolf Kerschbamer
Matthias Sutter
The Economics of Credence Goods: On the Role of Liability, Verifiability, Reputation and Competition
(revised version published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (2), 526-555)
3741  Francesco Feri
Bernd Irlenbusch
Matthias Sutter
Efficiency Gains from Team-Based Coordination: Large-Scale Experimental Evidence
(revised and extended version published in: American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (4), 1892-1912)
 

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