Chair of Economic Theory
Dr. Katharina Werner

Dr. Katharina Werner

Post-doctoral Researcher / Assistant Professor

Chair in Economic Theory, Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff
University of Passau
Innstr. 27, D-94032 Passau


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Conflict Resolution, Experimental Ethics and Corruption, Lab-in-the-field Experiments


Lambsdorff, J. Graf, Giamattei, M., Werner, K. (2016): How Fragile Is Conditional Cooperation? A Field Experiment with Smartphones during the 2014 Soccer World Cup. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 30(2): 492-501. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1968

Working Papers and Current Projects

Emotional numbing and Lessons Learned after a Violent Conflict – Experimental Evidence from Ambon, Indonesia (with Johann Graf Lambsdorff).  

Whom do people trust after a violent conflict? – Evidence from Maluku, Indonesia.

Fairness and discrimination in the aftermath of a violent conflict.

Emotion vs. Cognition - Experimental Evidence from the 2014 Soccer World Cup (with Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Marcus Giamattei and Manuel Schubert).

License to kill – Evidence on Morals and Markets (with Johann Graf Lambsdorff).

Awards and Grants



Fritz Thyssen Stiftung: grant for project „Behavioral Economic Approaches to Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention in Indonesia”, € 21552



Postdoctoral Scholarship granted by the University of Passau



Dissertation Award “Helmut-Schmalen-Preis”



German Foundation for Peace Research: grant for project “Group identity and discrimination – an experimental analysis on peace reconciliation”, €19000

Conference Presentations



Uppsala University, May 29 – 30


U4 conference “On the Move - Exploring Contemporary Dynamics of Migration” .



University of Gießen, September 20-21


Annual Meeting „Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.“


Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, Nairobi, July 11-14


Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries


Hebwrew University of Jerusalem, July 7-11


ESA World Meeting


University of Brno, June 2-3


Young Economists’ Meeting


Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS) Rom, 14-16 April


International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences (IMEBESS)


Development Network Berlin, March 4


Development Network Workshop



Middlesex University London, December 1-3 


London Experimental Week, Workshop: Better Policies – Better Lives


University of Passau, October 30


Symposium for Development Economics


University of Hamburg, September 28-30 


Annual Meeting „Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.“


Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel, August 27-29 


The Social and Biological Roots of Cooperation and Risk


University of Nottingham, April 21-23 


Behavioural Science & Policy



The Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, December 10-11 


Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC)


University of Duisburg, November 25-26 


International Workshop “Exploring Culture and Behaviour by Economic and Psychological Experiments"


University of Passau, September 22-24


Annual Meeting „Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.“


University of Duisburg, May 23–24


4th ACCER Workshop on Cross-Cultural Experimental Economics Research


  • Experimental Economics  (Master seminar, since 2014)
  • Economics of Corruption (Master and PhD workshop, since 2012)
  • Anti-Corruption and the Design of Institutions (Master tutorial, since 2012)
  • Behavioral Game Theory (Master seminar, 2012)
  • Institutional Economics (Bachelor tutorial, since 2012)
  • Institutional Economics (Bachelor lecture, 2015/16)
  • Economic Policy (Bachelor tutorial, 2009-2010)
  • Eurpean Economic Integration (Bachelor tutorial, 2010-2011)