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


Werner, K., Lambsdorff, J. Graf (2019): Emotional Numbing and Lessons Learned after a Violent Conflict - Experimental Evidence from Ambon, Indonesia. Journal of Development Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2019.1590550.

Lambsdorff, J. Graf, Giamattei, M., Werner, K., Schubert, M. (2018): Team reasoning—Experimental evidence on cooperation from centipede games. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206666.

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

Violent Conflict and Parochial Trust – Survey and Lab-in-the-field Evidence (with Ahmed Skali).

Fairness and discrimination in the aftermath of a violent conflict.

Trauma and Trust - Refugees, War Exposure and Trust in Turkey (with Jonathan Hall, Uppsala Universitet).

Does contact help to re-establish cooperation and trust after a violent conflict? Testing different types of contact in a lab-in-the-field experiment in Indonesia (with Swee Hoon Chuah, RMIT University).

Fairness and discrimination in the aftermath of a violent conflict.

Ongoing Implementation

License to kill – Evidence on Morals and Markets (with Johann Graf Lambsdorff, University of Passau)

Inducing Honesty (with Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Marcus Giamattei and Susanna Grundmann, University of Passau)

Reconciliation after inter-group conflict: Testing different types of contact interventions in the lab (with Swee Hoon Chuah, RMIT Melbourne)

Political versus Pro-Poor Motives in Redistribution Across Regime Types: Experimental Evidence (with Michael Grimm and Marina Dodlova, University of Passau)

Cheating and fairness preferences in a tipping box experiment (with Nils Köbis, University of Amsterdam)

What impacts in-group and out-group trust among refugees and host country citizens (with Jonathan Hall, Uppsala University, and Daniel Neururer, Innsbruck University).

On stereotype-based and preference-based discrimination (with Swee Hoon Chuah and Robert Hoffman, RMIT University Melbourne, and Grzegorz Mardyla, Kindai University)

Awards and Grants



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

Joachim Herz Stiftung: Add-on fellowship, € 12500



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 and Invited Talks


German Development Institute, Bonn, September 26-27

Building Sustainable Peace” International Research and Policy Workshop on Post-Conflict Processes
University of Paderborn, September 17-19

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

Humboldt University Berlin, June 28 – July 1

ESA World Meeting
University of Verona, June 18

18th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference

2017 RMIT University Melbourne, November 21

Indonesia Workshop on Experimental and Development Economics

Monash University Melbourne, August 16

Invited Talk.

RMIT University Melbourne, July 25

Research Seminar, Invited Talk.



Uppsala University, May 29 – 30


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

University of Duisburg-Essen, March 6-7

6th International ACCER Workshop on “Cross-Cultural Experiments in the Social Sciences, Economics and Management”; invited Discussant.



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)