Christian König gen. Kersting

I'm a tech-savvy economics PostDoc at Heidelberg University.

 

 

Recent Highlights

I will take up a PostDoc position at the University of Innsbruck this fall.

"oTree Manager: Multi-user oTree installations made easy" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.

My new working paper "Investing for Others: Agents' vs. Principals' Preferences" is now available online.

Research Interests

I am most interested in decision-making under risk and uncertainty in Behavioral Finance contexts.
More generally speaking, Experimental and Behavioral Economics are where I feel at home.

 

Publications

oTree Manager: Multi-user oTree installations made easy (2019)
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 22, 177-182.

Countercyclical risk aversion: Beyond financial professionals (2018)
with Stefan T. Trautmann, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 18, 94-101.

Ambiguity attitudes in decisions for others (2016)
with Stefan T. Trautmann, Economics Letters, 146, 126-129.
Supplementary Analysis: Test of Order Effects in Ambiguity Attitude Measurement

 

Working Papers

Investing for Others: Agents' vs. Principals' Preferences
with Luisa Kling and Stefan T. Trautmann, Working Paper.

Good decision vs. good results: Outcome bias in the evaluation of financial agents
with Monique Pollmann, Jan Potters and Stefan T. Trautmann, Working Paper.

 

Work in Progress

Default effects in active and passive risk-taking
with Johannes Lohse and Anna Merkel.

Bank runs: Disclosure and economic linkages
with Stefan T. Trautmann and Razvan Vlahu.

The Independence Axiom and its Weakenings
with Christopher Kops and Stefan T. Trautmann.

Education

I recently received my Ph.D. degree from Heidelberg University's Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics. My thesis supervisor is Prof. Dr. Stefan T. Trautmann. My committee consisted of Prof. Dr. Christiane Schwieren, Prof. Dr. Jörg Oechssler, and Prof. Dr. Markus Pohlmann.

I have previousy obtained a Master's degree in Economics from Heidelberg University and a Bachelor's degree in International Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. During my undergraduate studies, I studied at Hawai'i Pacific University for two semesters.

My complete CV is available in PDF format here.

Teaching

In 2017, created and supported a Master's course on Developing experiments using oTree.

In addition, I gave tutorials for the Bachelor course Corporate Governance in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Teaching evaluations are available upon request.

Refereeing

I have served as a referee for Management Science, Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

Contact

Christian König gen. Kersting
Rehovotstr. 1
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

email@ckgk.de