Bjoern Hartig, PhD


Hi, my name is Bjoern. I am the manager of the ExpReSS Lab at Royal Holloway, University of London. My primary research interest is in behavioural and experimental economics.

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Most recent publication: van der Leer, L., B. Hartig, M. Goldmanis, R. McKay (2017). Why Do Delusion-Prone Individuals “Jump To Conclusions”? An Investigation Using A Non-Serial Data Gathering Paradigm, Clinical Psychological Science, 4(5), 718-725. (Link)
Most recent working paper: B. Hartig and M. Reitzner (2017). Production Shock Distribution and Risk Aversion in Multi-Agent-Tournaments, Working Paper (Link)
Royal Holloway, University of London
United Kingdom

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  • NameBjoern Hartig
  • FieldBehavioural and Experimental Economics
  • UniversityRoyal Holloway, University of London
  • PositionExperimental Laboratory Officer
  • Phone+44 (1784) 41 4228
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Research Interests

  • Social Preferences
  • Conditional
  • Cooperation
  • Bounded Rationality
  • Principal-Agent-
  • Theory
  • Risk and Time
  • Preferences
  • Neuro-Economics

Research & IT Skills

  • Experimental Design
  • zTree
  • Latex
  • Mathematica
  • Stata
  • Psych Toolbox


  • German (Native)
  • English
  • Chinese

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2011 -

Experimental Laboratory Officer

Royal Holloway, University of London

2004 - 2008

Chinese Teacher

Federal Office of Languages, Germany



Doctor Rerum-Politicarum (Ph.D. equivalent) in Economics

University of Cologne, Germany

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels
Thesis Title: Essay on Social Preferences

2008 - 2011

Ph.D. scholarship in Economics

Cologne Graduate School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne


Diploma in Economics

University of Bonn, Germany

Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Armin Falk
Thesis Title: Does culture affect reward related brain activity in social comparison?


Magister Artium (Master of Arts) in Sinology

University of Bonn, Germany

Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kubin
Thesis Title: Minority Rights in the Chinese Constitution
Minors: Tibetology, Mongolian Studies


2016 -

Pre-Sessional Math

Master course

2012 -

Economic Philosophy

Undergraduate course

2013 - 2015

Industrial Growth and Competition

Undergraduate course

2015 - 2016


PhD workshop

2009 - 2011

Experiments in Economics and Social Sciences

Undergraduate & postgraduate course

2004 - 2008

Chinese grammar

Federal Language Office of the German Federal Armed Forces

2005 - 2006

Teaching assistant for Decision theory, organization and marketing lecture

University of Bonn

2002 - 2003

German teacher

Dehua Xinri Education Consultant Center Beijing, China



College Excellence Teaching Commendation

Royal Holloway, University of London


Heinz Sauermann-Grant for Experimental Economics

German Society for Experimental Economics (with Felix Kölle)


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My places

Royal Holloway ExPress Lab
Cologne Graduate School
Juridicum, Bonn