Alexander Koch


Alexander Karl Koch


Professor, PhD
Member of Industrial Organisation and Trade Section

Education: PhD, Economics (University of Bonn, 2003)

Position: Professor, 2013, Associate Professor, 2010, Assistant Professor, 2008
Research Secretaries: Mette Vad Andersen and Susan Stilling

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Alexander K. Koch received his doctoral degree from the University of Bonn for his dissertation "Contracting in the presence of career concerns" in December 2003. He worked as a Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London until August 2008, when he joined the University of Aarhus. One theme in his research is the interaction of career concerns incentives with explicit incentives. Current research projects are, among others, on self regulation through goal setting and mental accounting and buyer reputation in auctions

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Information Economics
  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Information Economics & Agency Theory
  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics

Selected Publications

  • Career concerns incentives: An experimental test (with Albrecht Morgenstern and Philippe Raab) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 72, 571-588 [pdf]
  • Belief elicitation in experiments: Is there a hedging problem? (with Mariana BlancoDirk Engelmann, and Hans-Theo NormannExperimental Economics, 2010, 13, 412-438 [pdf]
  • Self-regulation through Goal Setting. (with Julia NafzigerScandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113, 212–227. [pdf
  • Self-rewards and personal motivation (with Julia NafzigerAnton Suvorov and Jeroen Van de VenEuropean Economic Review, 2014, 68, 151-167. [pdf]
  • Preferences and beliefs in a sequential social dilemma: A within-subjects analysis (with Mariana BlancoDirk Engelmann, and Hans-Theo Normann Games and Economic Behavior, 2014, 87, 122–135 [pdf]
  • Goals and Bracketing under Mental Accounting (with Julia NafzigerJournal of Economic Theory, 2016, 162, 305–351 [pdf 

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