Prof. Dr. Philipp C. Wichardt


Chair of Microeconomics
Department of Economics
University of Rostock
room 106
Ulmenstraße 69
D-18057 Rostock  

Phone:  +49-381-498 44 86
Fax:  +49-381-498 43 41 
email: philipp(dot)wichardt(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Office hours: on appointment

Professional career

04/2012                 Chair of Microeconomics at the University of Rostock

10/2011-03/2012   Chair representation, LMU München

04-09/2010            Chair representation, University of Bonn

10/2008-03/2012   PostDoc, University of Bonn

10/2006-10/2008   Scientific assistant, University of Bonn

Academic qualifications

12/2006            Dr. rer. pol./PhD in Economics, University of Bonn 

2002 - 2006      PhD-Student at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics

2004 - 2005      Visiting PhD Student at the University of Zürich

2003 - 2004      Visiting PhD Student at University College London

06/2002            M.Sc. in Economics, Lund University

05/2000            Vordiplom Volkswirtschaftslehre (~ B.Sc. Economics), University of Kiel

04/1997            Vordiplom Mathematik (~B.Sc. Mathematics), University of Bonn


- Game Theory / Bounded Rationality

- Psychology of Decision Making / Behavioural Economics 

- Public Economics 

- Philosophy of Science (Economics)


Mathematik für Ökonomen, joint with Frank Riedel, Springer Verlag, January 2007; 2nd revised and extended edition, September 2009 

Übungs- und Arbeitsbuch Mathematik für Ökonomen, joint with Christina Matzke and Frank Riedel, Springer Verlag, September 2009 

Journal Articles (in reversed order of acceptance)

Conflicting Identities: Cosmopolitan or Anxious? Appreciating Concerns of Host Country Population Improves Attitudes Towards Immigrants. Joint with Tobias Heidland. (condionanlly) accepted for publication in Soical Forces.

On the Positive Effects of Overconfident Self-Perception in Teams. Joint with Sandra Ludwig and Hanke Wickhorst. Annals of Social Sciences & Management Studies, 2024, Vol. 10.

Procedurally Justifiable Strategies: Integrating Context Effects into Multistage Decision Making. Joint with Fynn Kemper. Review of Behavioral Economics, 2024, Vol. 11, pp. 313–347,

Welfare Justifications and Responsibility in Political Decision Making - The Case of Nudging. Joint with Fynn Kemper. Critical Policy Studies, 2024 (online).

Illusion of Control: Psychological Characteristics as Moderators in Financial Decision Making. Joint with Tobias Schütze, Ulrich Schmidt and Carsten Spitzer. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 2024, Vol. 17, 65,

Gender Effects in Dictator Game Giving Under Voluntary Choice of the Recipient's Gender: Women Favour Female Recipients. Joint with Maximilian Baltrusch. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2024, Vol. 109, 102183

Ein ultrakurzer Test zur Erfassung von Sensation Seeking: Psychometrische Evaluation der deutschen Version der Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS-4) [An ultra-short instrument to assess sensation seeking: Psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS-4)]. Joint with Fynn Kemper, Sascha Müller and Carsten Spitzer. Psychotherapie - Psychosomatik - Medizinische Psychologie, 2023, Vol. 73, pp. 206-211,

Mine or Ours? Unintended Framing Effects in Dictator Games. Joint with Andreas Bergh. Rationality and Society, 2022, Vol. 34, pp. 78-95,

Inequity Aversion, Welfare Measurement and the Gini Index. Joint with Ulrich Schmidt. Social Choice and Welfare, 2019, Vol. 52,pp.585–588,

Accounting for context: Separating monetary and (uncertain) social incentives. Joint with Andreas Bergh. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2018, Vol. 72, pp. 61-66,

Measuring Individual Risk Attitudes in the Lab: Task or Ask? An Empirical Comparison, joint with Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Markku Verkasalo, Gari Walkowitz, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, Vol. 119, pp. 254-266,

Minimum Participation Rules for the Provision of Public Goods, joint with Anke Gerber and Jakob Neitzel, European Economic Review, 2013, Vol. 64, pp. 209-222,

Personal Values and Pro-Social Behaviour in Strategic Interactions: Distinguishing Value-Expressive from Value-Ambivalent Behaviours, joint with Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Markku Verkasalo and Gari Walkowitz, European Journal of Social Psychology, 2013, Vol. 43, pp. 554-569,

On the Private Provision of Intertemporal Public Goods with Stock Effects, joint with Anke Gerber, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2013, Vol. 55, pp. 245-255,

On the Belief (In-)Dependence of Sequential Equilibria, joint with Hans Carlsson, Economics Letters, 2012, Vol. 115, pp. 504-507,

Norms, Cognitive Dissonance, and Cooperative Behaviour in Laboratory Experiments, International Journal of Social Economics, 2012, Vol. 115, pp. 111-113,

How Burning Money Requires a Lot of Rationality To Be Effective, joint with Christian Seel, Economics Letters, 2012, Vol. 115, pp. 111-113,

Existence of Valuation Equilibria When Equilibrium Strategies Cannot Differentiate Between Equal Ties, Games and Economic Behavior, 2012, Vol. 74, pp. 709-713,

Personality Disorder Categories as Combinations of Dimensions: Translating Cooperative Behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder Into the Five-Factor Framework, joint with Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Gari Walkowitz and Markku Verkasalo, Journal of Personality Disorders,  2012, Vol. 26, pp. 298-304,

Situational Power Moderates the Inuence of Self-Transcendence vs. Self-Enhancement Values on Behavior in Ultimatum Bargaining, joint with Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Gari Walkowitz and Markku Verkasalo, Journal of Research in Personality, 2011, Vol. 45, pp. 336-339,

Why Not Sell Lottery Tickets in a Pharmacy: On Conflicting Product Features and Consumer Choice, joint with Daniel Müller, Applied Economics Letters, 2011, Vol. 18, pp. 1491-1495

Overconfidence Can Improve and Agent's Relative and Absolute Performance in Contests, joint with Sandra Ludwig and Hanke Wickhorst, Economics Letters, 2011, Vol. 110, pp. 193-196,

Identity, Utility and Cooperative Behaviour - An Evolutionary Perspective, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, Vol. 113, pp. 418-443,

Modelling Equilibrium Play As Governed by Analogy and Limited Foresight, Games and Economic Behavior, 2010, Vol. 70, pp. 472-487,

Finite-Order Beliefs and Welfare-Enhancing Instruments in the Centipede Game, joint with Anke Gerber, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010, Vol. 74, pp. 123-136,

Participation Costs for Responders Can Reduce Rejection Rates in Ultimatum Bargaining, joint with Patrick Schmitz and Daniel Schunk, Economics Letters, 2009, Vol. 103, pp. 33-35,

A Status Based Motivation for Behavioural Altruism, International Journal of Social Economics, 2009, Vol. 36, pp. 869-887,

Providing Public Goods in the Absence of Strong Institutions, joint with Anke Gerber, Journal of Public Economics, 2009, Vol. 93, pp. 429-439,; see also University of Bonn press release (3.11.2008), 

The Moderating Effect of Conformism Values on the Relations between Other Personal Values, Social Norms, Moral Obligation, and Single Altruistic Behaviors, joint with Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Gari Walkowitz, Marjaana Lindeman and Markku Verkasalo, British Journal of Social Psychology, 2009, Vol. 48, pp. 525-546,; University of Bonn press release (03.08.2009)

Existence of Nash Equilibria in Finite Extensive Form Games with Imperfect Recall: A Counterexample, Games and Economic Behavior, 2008, Vol. 63/1, pp. 366-369,

Identity and Why We Cooperate With Those We Do, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2008, Vol. 29/2, pp. 127-139,

Contributions to Conference Proceedings (refereed)

Modelling Semantic Change as Equilibrium Shift in a Signalling Game, joint with Bernhard Schröder, in A. Benz, C. Ebert, and R. van Rooij (eds.), Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2007 Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution, pp. 69-75,


Book Review: ”Playing for Real," by Ken Binmore, Journal of Economics, 2008, Vol. 93/3, pp. 317-319,

An Economic Sociological Look at Economics, joint with Patrik Aspers, Sebastian Kohl and Jesper Roine, Economic Sociology - The European Electronic Newsletter, 2008, Vol. 9, pp. 5-15,

Publications in German

Interview zum Thema Ängste vor Migration im Rostocker STROHhalm, März 2024.

"Dysfunktionale Interaktion bei Veränderungsprozessen vermeiden - Ideen für ein gutes Miteinander" forthcoming Backstein Sonderausgabe 2023 (vorläufiges pdf des Beitrags hier)

Expertenantwort zu "Wie ist es möglich, dass man einen Text laut vorliest, gleichzeitig aber an etwas ganz anderes denkt?", Readers Digest, Juni 2023 (hier als pdf mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Readers Digest)

Selbstbestrafung als Druckmittel im Klimawandel, die, Tagebuch, Eintrag 19.11.2008