Associate Professor

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Sebastian Goerg
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Sebastian Goerg

Associate Professor

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-170

TUM Campus Straubing
Essigberg 3
D-94315 Straubing

Professor Goerg is a behavioral and experimental economist. He investigates how incentives, information, and (legal) institutions influence actual human behavior. Together with co-authors from the social and natural sciences, he pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda.

Professor Goerg studied economics at the University of Bonn, where he also obtained his PhD under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Reinhard Selten. From 2009 to 2012, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. After research stays at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan, he joined Florida State University as an Assistant Professor in 2012 and was granted tenure there in 2018. In 2018, Professor Goerg joined TUM as an Associate Professor. He holds the Professorship of Economics at TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. He is also an affiliated member of the TUM School of Management. Professor Goerg is a Research Fellow at the IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, and a Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

Research Interests:

  • Sustainable Behavior in the Bioeconomy
  • Behavioral- and Experimental Economics
  • Organizational Economics, Personnel Economics, Law and Economics

Curriculum Vitae


Positions in Research

  • since May 2018: Associate Professor of Economics (W3) an der Technischen Universität München, TUMCS for Biotechnology and Sustainability, TUM, Straubing
  • 2012-2018: Assistant Professor of Economics, positive Evaluation in 2018, Department of Economics, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • 2009-2012: Senior Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern, Bonn
  • 2005-2009: Research Associate, BonnEconLab, Laboratory for Experimental Economics, Universität Bonn

Research Affiliations and Visits:

  • Since 2018: Affiliate, TUM School of Management, TUM, Munich
  • Since 2017: Research Fellow, IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn
  • Since 2012: Research Affiliate, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn
  • 2011-2012: Visiting Research Scholar, School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2007-2008: Visiting Researcher, Antai College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai


  • 2005-2010: Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude), Universität Bonn
  • 2001-2005: Diplom-Volkswirt, Universität Bonn

Selected Publications

  • Sebastian J. Goerg, Sebastian Kube, and Jonas Radbruch (forthcoming) The effectiveness of incentive schemes in the presence of implicit effort costs, Management Science
  • Christoph Engel and Sebastian J. Goerg (2018) If the Worst Comes to the Worst: Dictator Giving: When Recipient’s Endowments are Risky, European Economic Review, Vol. 105, 51–70.
  • Thorsten Chmura, Sebastian J. Goerg, and Pia Weiss (2016) Natural Groups and Economic Characteristics as Driving Forces of Wage Discrimination, European Economic Review, Vol. 90, 178–200.
  • Ilan Fischer, Alex Frid, Sebastian J. Goerg, Simon Levin, Daniel Rubenstein, and Reinhard Selten (2013) Fusing Enacted and Expected Mimicry Generates a Winning Strategy that Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 110, No. 25, 10229–10233.
  • Thorsten Chmura, Sebastian J. Goerg, and Reinhard Selten (2012) Learning in repeated 2×2 games, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 76, 44–73.
  • Reinhard Selten, Thorsten Chmura, and Sebastian J. Goerg (2011) Stationary Concepts for Ex- perimental 2×2 Games: A Reply, The American Economic Review, Vol. 101, No. 2, 1041–44.
  • Sebastian J. Goerg, Sebastian Kube and Ro’i Zultan (2010) Treating Equals Unequally – Incent- ives, Motivation and Production Technology in Teams, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 28, 747–72.
  • Sebastian J. Goerg, and Reinhard Selten (2009) Experimental Investigation of a Cyclic Duopoly Game, Experimental Economics, Vol. 12, No. 3, 253–271.


Professorship Economics

Am Essigberg 3
D-94315 Straubing


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Sebastian Goerg

Team Assistent

Christina Neundlinger

Phone: 09421 187 173