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Institute of Economics (ECON)
Section Industrial Organization


Building 09.21

Bluecherstrasse 17

Karlsruhe 76185, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 608- 41681

Fax: +49 (0) 721 608- 41682

E-Mail: ioOld1∂econ kit edu

Welcome to the Section Industrial Organization



PhD-position in Applied Microeconomics: Behavioral and Experimental Economics and/or Industrial Organization We seek to fill a position in Applied Microeconomics, e.g., with focus on Behavioral and/or (theory-guided) Experimental Economics and/or Industrial Organization. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. If you are interested, please click the job description here.
HeiKaMaX-Workshop Fall 2017

The 12th HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics takes place in Heidelberg on October 27, 2017. If you would like to present your work, please email your paper/abstract by TH, October 05, to Please email as well if you need more information.

Seminar course in Winter term 2017/18

Register for the seminar course "Topics in Experimental Economics" offered in the winter term 2017/18. Registration takes places via by Wed. September 27, 2017, 23:55. A list of topics and the schedule is available at the registration site.

Student assistants (Hiwis) needed

We are looking for 2 to 3 student assistants (Hiwis) with about 20 to 40 working hours a month. Further information can be found here.

HeiKaMaX-Workshop Spring 2017 The 11th HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics takes place in Karlsruhe on March 31, 2017. Click here for the final program and here for the directions to the venue (Alter Senatssaal). If you need more information, please email
Auction design: Mitigating the Winner’s Curse

On February 13, 2017, Professor Reiss gave the talk "Could We Overcome the Winner’s Curse by (Behavioral) Auction Design?" at the occasion of the ZEW-Workshop in Mannheim. The program can be found here

Auction Prices in Hybrid Markets

On March 10, 2016, Professor Reiss gave the talk "The Law of One Price in Auctions with Outside Competition" at the occasion of the 6th Berlin IO Day hosted by ESMT. Link to event.

HeiKaMaX-Workshop Spring 2015

The 8th HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics took place in Karlsruhe on April 24, 2015. The program can be found here.

Verhandeln Sie noch oder spielen Sie schon? Professor Reiss moderiert den 2. BME Innovationstag des Bundesverbands Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. zu Spieltheorie in der Einkaufspraxis. Hier ist das Progamm.