Department of Economics and Business Economics

Alexander Koch


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Alexander Karl Koch


  • Department of Economics and Business Economics
  • Department of Economics and Business Economics - TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research
Postal address:
Fuglesangs Allé 4
2632, 235
Aarhus V


Phone: +4587165539

Academic positions and affiliations

since August 2008:
Department of Economics and Business,
Aarhus University, Denmark
Professor (since August 2013)
Associate Professor (January 2010-July 2013)
Assistant Professor (August 2008 - December 2009)

September 2004 - August 2010:
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
(on leave August 2008 - August 2010)
Senior Lecturer (April 2009 - August 2010)
Tenured Lecturer (September 2007 - March 2009)
Lecturer on probation [tenure-track Assistant Professor]
(September 2004 - August 2007)

January - August 2004:
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Postdoc),
University of Bonn, Germany

Affiliations:Associated Researcher, Cognition and Behavior Lab, Aarhus University (since 2013)
Associated Researcher, Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus University (since 2012)
Associated Researcher, The TrygFonden Centre for Research into Well-Being among Children and Young People, Aarhus University (since 2012)
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany (since 2006)

Education and degrees

December 2003 Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D. in Economics),
University of Bonn, Germany

September 2001 - July 2002 Visiting Research Fellow, Universite de Toulouse I,
and June 2001 France

October 1999 - December 2003 Doctoral Student, Bonn Graduate School of Economics

April 1997 - September 1999 University of Gottingen, Germany;
Diplom Volkswirt (M.Sc. Economics)

September 1996 - February 1997 ERASMUS student at Universite de Poitiers, France

October 1994 - September 1996 University of Gottingen, Germany;
Vordiplom (B.Sc. Economics)

Fellowships and awards

August 2002 Young Economist Award, European Economic Association

2001/2002 Marie-Curie Research Fellowship for the Universite de Toulouse I, France

1999 - 2003 Grants by the Bonn Graduate School of Economics; Bonn, Germany

November 1999 Gustav-Hopf Award for the best Economics diploma (class of 1999),
Universitat Goettingen, Germany

Teaching experience

PhD short courses: Behavioral Economic Theory and Applications [University of Cologne, October 2011], Self-regulation [University of Mainz, September 2015]
Aarhus University: Decisions & Strategic Interaction [BSc], Economics & Psychology [MSc], Organizational Economics [MSc], Advanced Micro [PhD].Royal Holloway, University of London: Financial Economics [BSc (2004-08), MSc (2005-2007)], Contracts & Incentives [BSc 2006].
Teaching assistant: University of Bonn: Information Economics [undergrad 2004], Microeconomics [intermediate 2003], Game Theory [undergrad 2002/03]; Universite de Toulouse: Microeconomics [intermediate 2002]; University of Gottingen: Introduction to Computer Science [undergrad 1995/96].
Recognition of Teaching: 2006, College Teaching Prize, Royal Holloway, University of London
Teaching Education: 2015, Course on Supervision of Master/PhD students and collegial supervision, Aarhus University. 2006, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Teaching and Learning (CAPITAL), Royal Holloway, University of London
Study Board Membership:Since Fall 2011: Study Board at the Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University. 2004-2005: Teaching and Learning Committee at the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London

PhD students/committees

Current PhD students:1. Rune Johansen, Aarhus University, since September 2015 (main advisor, co-advisor: JuliaNafziger).2. Herbert Bucheli, Aarhus University, since March 2016 (co-advisor, main advisor: JoachimScholderer).3. Jonas Fluchtmann, Aarhus University, since September 2016 (co-advisor, main advisor: Michael Rosholm).
Former PhD students:
1. Christina Gravert, Aarhus University, September 2011 - October 2014 (co-advisor, main advisor: Julia Nafziger), Title: Giving and Taking Essays in Experimental Economics, October 2014. Placement: University of Gothenburg.2. Ritwik Banerjee, Aarhus University, June 2012 - August 2014 (main advisor, co-advisor: Torben M. Andersen), Title: Economics of Misbehavior, September 2014. Placement: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.3. Hui-Fai Shing, Royal Holloway University of London (main advisor, co-advisor: Jonathan Wadsworth), Title: A Microeconomic Evaluation of the Favourite-Longshot Bias, Market Movers and Broken Odds in British Horse Race Betting Markets, June 2007. Placement: Lecturer (Teaching Focussed) at Royal Holloway University of London.4. Mette Trier Damgaard, Aarhus University, July 2016 (co-advisor, main advisor: Julia Nafziger), Title: Applied Behavioral Economics: Job Search and Charitable Giving. Placement: Aarhus University.5. Dan Nguyen, Aarhus University, December 2016 (main advisor, co-advisors: Emma von Essen & Michael Bang Petersen), Title: Formidability and human behavior: An interdisciplinary approach. Placement: EY Denmark.