Peter Werner (P.)
The goal of my research is to apply insights about the nature of social motivation in order to design organizations and markets in an efficient way. For example, several of my studies demonstrate the vital importance of social preferences for labor relationships.
At the moment, one focus of my research is on transparency as an element for the design of payment schemes in firms. I work on a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with the title “Wage transparency in companies”. Please find more information about the project on my private website.
In addition to my applied work, I conduct fundamental research on the nature of social motivation.
- Behavioral and Experimental Economics
- Economic Design of Organizations and Markets
- Personnel Economics
Professional career history
- 01/2018-today: Associate Professor, Department of Economics (Section AE1), Maastricht University
- 10/2016-12/2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (Section AE1), Maastricht University
- 10/2011-09/2016: Post-Doctoral Researcher and Managing Director, DFG Research Unit “Design and Behavior − Economic Engineering of Firms and Markets” (FOR 1371), University of Cologne
- 10/2010-03/2011: Visiting Researcher, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University (Prof. G. Bolton)
- 10/2005-09/2011: Research Associate and Senior Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Cologne, Chair Prof. A. Ockenfels
- 10/2005-12/2009: Ph.D. student in Economics, University of Cologne, thesis “Behavioral Economics and Agency Problems: Empirical Studies”
- 10/1999-08/2005: Studies in Economics (degree: Diplom-Volkswirt), University of Cologne and Stockholm School of Economics