Björn Bartling

Current Positions


since 2016 Professor, Department of Economics, University of Zurich
since 2014 Visiting Professor, Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR) - The Choice Lab, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen

Previous Positions and Education


2011-2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Zurich
2007-2011 Oberassistent, Department of Economics, University of Zurich
2005-2007 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Department of Economics, University of Munich
2004/05 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University
2000/01 Visiting Ph.D. student, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge
1998-2004 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Munich
1997/98 M.Sc. in Economics, London School of Economics
1994-1997 Baccalaureat in Economics, University of Munich

Working Papers and Work in Progress


"On the Scope of Externalities in Experimental Markets," Experimental Economics, forthcoming, with Vanessa Valero and Roberto Weber
"The Limits to Moral Erosion in Markets: Social Norms and the Replacement Excuse," September 2017, with Yagiz Özdemir
"Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets," with Alexander Cappelen, Mathias Ekström, Erik Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden
"The Causal Effect of Trust," with Ernst Fehr, David Huffman and Nick Netzer
"Public Discourse and Pro-Social Market Behavior," with Vanessa Valero, Roberto Weber and Yan Lao
"Income Effects on Socially Responsible Market Behavior," with Vanessa Valero and Roberto Weber

Selected Publications


"Competitive Pricing Reduces Wasteful Counterproductive Behaviors," Journal of Public Economics, 2017, Vol. 156: 34-47, with Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder
"An Externality Robust Auction: Theory and Experimental Evidence," Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, Vol. 97: 186-204, with Nick Netzer
"Do Markets Erode Social Responsibility?," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015, Vol. 130(1): 219-66, with Roberto Weber and Lan Yao
"Expectations as Reference Points: Field Evidence from Professional Soccer," Management Science, 2015, Vol. 61(11): 246-61, with Leif Brandes and Daniel Schunk
"Reference Points, Social Norms, and Fairness in Contract Renegotiations," Journal of the European Economic Association, 2015, Vol. 13(1): 98-129, with Klaus Schmidt
"Pivotality and Responsibility Attribution in Sequential Voting," Journal of Public Economics, 2015, Vol. 128: 133-39, with Urs Fischbacher and Simeon Schudy
"The Intrinsic Value of Decision Rights," Econometrica, 2014, Vol. 82(6): 2005-39, with Ernst Fehr and Holger Herz
"Use and Abuse of Authority: A Behavioral Foundation of the Employment Relation," Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, Vol. 11(4): 711-742, with Ernst Fehr and Klaus Schmidt
"Screening, Competition, and Job Design: Economic Origins of Good Jobs," American Economic Review, 2012, Vol. 102(2): 834-864, with Ernst Fehr and Klaus Schmidt
"Shifting the Blame: On Delegation and Responsibility," Review of Economic Studies, 2012, Vol. 79(1): 67-87, with Urs Fischbacher