|Studies in Eastern European Studies (1994-1998) and Economics (1998-2001) at FU Berlin; Research associate at ZEW Mannheim (09/2001-03/2006) and University of Mannheim (11/2003-03/2006); PhD candidate at University of Göttingen (07/2006); Research associate (Post-doc) at LMU Munich (04/2006-08/2010); Visiting Research associate at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (09/2008-12/2008); Visiting Research associate at Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (01/2009-06/2009); Habilitation at LMU Munich (06/2010); Professor of Economics, especially Economic Policy at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (since 09/2010).|
|Current discussion papers|
(2021) What Drives Overhead Aversion in Charity? Evidence from Field-Experimental Variation in Fundraising Costs (with T. Cagala, A. Tuset-Cueva).
(2021) Optimal Targeting in Fundraising: A Machine-Learning Approach (with T. Cagala, U. Glogowsky, A. Strittmatter).
(2020) Can Peer Mentoring Improve Online Teaching Effectiveness? An RCT During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (with D. Hardt, M. Nagler).
(2019) Does Commitment to a No-Cheating Rule Affect Academic Cheating? (with T. Cagala, U. Glogowsky).
(2019) Content Matters: The Effects of Commitment Requests on Truth-Telling (with T. Cagala, U. Glogowsky).
|(2020) Water the Flowers You Want to Grow? Evidence on Private Recognition and Donor Loyalty (with B. Bittschi and N. Dwenger). Forthcoming in European Economic Review. The Online Appendix is available here.|
|(2019) Rent Extraction and Prosocial Behavior (with T. Cagala, U. Glogowsky, V. Grimm, A. Tuset Cueva). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 166 (2019) 709-723. The Online Appendix is available here.|
|(2019) Public Goods Provision with Rent-Extracting Administrators (with T. Cagala, U. Glogowsky, V. Grimm). Economic Journal 129 (620), 1593-1617. The xtvar-package is available here. The Online Appendix is available here.|
|(2016) Do Norms on Contribution Behavior Affect Intrinsic Motivation? Field-Experimental Evidence from Germany. Journal of Public Economics 144, 140-153. (with P.C. Boyer, N. Dwenger). The Online Appendix is available here.|
|(2016) Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8, 203-232. (with N. Dwenger, H.J. Kleven and I. Rasul). The Online Appendix is available here.|
|(2014) A Field Experiment on Intertemporal Enforcement Spillovers, Economics Letters 125, 171-174 (with T. Cagala and U. Glogowsky).|
|(2014) Electoral Competition and Endogenous Barriers to Entry, European Journal of Political Economy 34, 253-262 (with M. Drometer).|
|(2013) Do Countries Compensate Firms for International Wage Differentials?, Journal of Public Economics 102, 23-36 (with F. Mittermaier).|
|(2012) Fiscal Competition over Taxes and Public Inputs, Regional Science and Urban Economics 42, 407-419 (with S. Hauptmeier and F. Mittermaier).|
|(2011) Enforcement Spillovers, Review of Economics and Statistics 93, 1224-1234 (with C. Traxler).|
|(2011) What Drives Corporate Tax Rates Down? A Reassessment of Globalization, Tax Competition, and Dynamic Adjustment to Shocks, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 113, 579-602 (with M. Overesch).|
|(2010) Rate Cutting Tax Reforms and Corporate Tax Competition in Europe, Economics & Politics 22, 498-518 (with M. Overesch and F. Heinemann).|
|(2010) A Commuting-Based Refinement of the Contiguity Matrix for Spatial Models, and an Application to Local Police Expenditures, Regional Science and Urban Economics 40, 324-330.|
|(2009) Competition from Low-Wage Countries and the Decline of Corporate Tax Rates - Evidence from European Integration, World Economy 32, 1348-1364 (with M. Overesch).|
|(2009) Politicians' Outside Earnings and Electoral Competition, Public Choice 140, 379-394 (with J. Becker and A. Peichl).|
|(2009) The Impact of Ballot Access Restrictions on Electoral Competition: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Public Choice 138, 461-474 (with M. Drometer).|
|(2009) Yardstick Competition and Public Sector Innovation, International Tax and Public Finance 16, 337-361.|
|(2009) Wer trägt bei der Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik vor? Eine empirische Analyse, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 10, 123-145 (with A. Haufler).|
|(2007) Policy Diffusion in Space and Time: The Case of Charter Schools in California School Districts, Regional Science and Urban Economics 37, 526-541.|
|(2007) Labor Market Effects of Economic Integration - The Impact of Re-Unification in German Border Regions, German Economic Review 8, 536-560 (with T. Büttner).|
|(2006) Competition in the Public School Sector: Evidence on Strategic Interaction Among US School Districts, Journal of Urban Economics 59, 352-369.|
|(2006) Policy Innovation in Local Jurisdictions: Testing for Neighborhood Influence in School Choice Policies, Public Choice 129, 189-200.|
|(2003) Hochschulranglisten als Qualitätsindikatoren im Wettbewerb der Hochschulen, Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 72, 252-270 (with T. Büttner and M. Kraus).|