Hannes Rau

Dr. Hannes Rau

Research Interests

  • Behaviroral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Social Preferences
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Fairness and Inequality


  • 2021: Does mutual knowledge of preferences lead to more Nash equilibrium play? Experimental evidence.
    (joint with C. Brunner and F. Kauffeldt, European Economic Review, 135, 103735.)
  • 2020: Inequality, fairness and social capital.
    (joint with D. Fehr, S. Trautmann and Y. Xu, European Economic Review, 129, 103566.)
  • 2019: Hedging, ambiguity, and the reversal of order axiom.
    (joint with J. Oechssler and A. Roomets, Games and Economic Behavior, 117, 380-387.)

Work in Progress

  • Gender differences in bargaining - Experimental evidence 

  • Does an unfair process of income determination lead to more antisocial behavior? Experimental Evidence 

  • Nash equilibrium play in perference games 

  • Information aversion under private and public disclosure rules 

Teaching 2021-today

Curriculum Vitae

2021-today: Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Political Economy

2019: PhD in Economics, University of Heidelberg: “Essays on Social Preferences in Experimental Economics”