Curriculum Vitae

Alexia Gaudeul
Post Doctoral Researcher
Chair of Behavioral Development Economics
Research Center Poverty, Equity and Growth
Faculty of Economic Sciences
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

1 Personal data

Name, TitleDr. habil. Alexia Gaudeul
AddressPlatz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen
Phone+49 (0) 551 39 21729

2 Summary

I am an experimental economist with a background in industrial organization. I work at the Chair of Behavioral Development Economics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

My current research is about imperfect competition, consumer choice and market transparency. I also investigate individual attitudes to risk and inequality. I have done research about social network formation, open-source software development, consumer choice and context effects.

I worked as a lecturer and as a researcher in the UK, France and Germany. I teach the Role of Experts in Contemporary Society, the Economics of the Internet, Behavioral Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomics and Scientific Writing.

3 Degrees

01/2019Habilitation in Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany.
Topic: Consumption, social networking and collaboration on the Internet.
Reviewers: Uwe Cantner, Oliver Kirchkamp, Robert Sugden.
12/2003PhD in Economics, with highest honours and congratulations of the jury. University of Toulouse, France.
Topic: Information Economics and Internet
Thesis advisors: Bruno Jullien and Jacques Crémer.
06/1999MSc Mathematical Economics and Econometrics (DEA), with honors, University of Toulouse, France.
06/1998MSc Management, with specialization in Finance, HEC School of Management, Paris, France.
06/1991Baccalauréat C (Mathematics and Physics), with highest honours. Französisches Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany.

4 Employment

since 07/2018Post Doctoral Researcher, Chair of Behavioral Development Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany.
10/2015 – 06/2018Post Doctoral Researcher, Chair of Microeconomics, University of Göttingen, Germany
02/2014 – 09/2015Post Doctoral Researcher, Graduate School “Economics of Innovative Change”, University of Jena, Germany.
06/2012 – 01/2014Research Associate, Strategic Interaction Group, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany.
06/2009 – 05/2012Post Doctoral Researcher, Graduate School “Behaviour in Social Change”, University of Jena, Germany.
09/2004 – 05/2009Lecturer, School of Economics, and Faculty Member, ESRC Research Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
09/2003 – 08/2004Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Economics, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

5 Research output


1.Frik, A. and A. Gaudeul (2020): A measure of the implicit value of privacy under risk, Journal of Consumer Marketing,
2.Gaudeul, A. and M.C. Kaczmarek (2019): Going along with the default does not mean going on with it: Attrition in a charity giving experiment, Behavioural Public Policy,
3.Crosetto, P. and A. Gaudeul (2017): Choosing not to compete: Can firms maintain high prices by confusing consumers?, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 26(4), pp. 897-922.
4.Gaudeul, A., and C. Giannetti (2017): The effect of privacy concerns on social network formation, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 141, pp. 233-253.
5.Gaudeul A., Crosetto P. and G. Riener (2017): Better stuck together or free to go? Of the stability of cooperation when individuals have outside options, Journal of Economic Psychology, 59, pp. 99-112.
6.Crosetto P. and A. Gaudeul (2016): A monetary measure of the strength and robustness of the attraction effect, Economics Letters, 149, pp. 38-43.
7.Gaudeul A. and C. Giannetti (2013): The role of reciprocation in social network formation, with an application to LiveJournal, Social Networks, 35(3), pp. 317-330.
8.Gaudeul A. and R. Sugden (2012): Spurious complexity and common standards in markets for consumer goods, Economica, 79(314), pp. 209-225.
9.Gaudeul A. and C. Peroni (2010): Reciprocal attention and norm of reciprocity in blogging networks, Economics Bulletin, 30(3), pp. 2230-2248.
10.Gaudeul A. (2010): Software marketing on the Internet: the use of samples and repositories, Economics of Innovation and New Technologies, 19(3), pp. 259-281.
11.Gaudeul A. (2008): Consumer welfare and market structure in a model of competition between open source and proprietary software, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes, 1(2), pp. 43-65.
12.Gaudeul A. (2007): Do open source developers respond to competition? The LaTeX case study, Review of Network Economics, 6(2), pp. 239-263.

Working papers

  1. Gaudeul A. P. Crosetto (2019). Fast then slow: A choice process explanation for the attraction effect, GAEL Working Papers 2019-06, R&R Management Science.
  2. Gaudeul, A., Keser, C., & Müller, S. (2019). The coevolution of morals under indirect reciprocity, CEGE Discussion Paper No. 370, R&R Games and Economic Behavior.
  3. Gaudeul, A. and C. Keser (2017): The social preferences of democratic leaders and the conflict between wealth generation and distribution, CIRANO Working Papers 2017s-25.
  4. Gaudeul A. (2016): Social preferences under risk: Minimizing collective risk vs. reducing ex-post inequality, CEGE Discussion Paper No. 283
  5. Gaudeul, A., Okvitawanli, A. and M. Panganiban (2015): Does the gender mix among employers influence who gets hired? A labor market experiment, Jena Economic Research Papers 2015-007
  6. Crosetto, P. and A. Gaudeul (2011): Do consumers prefer offers that are easy to compare? An experimental investigation, Jena Economic Research Papers 2011-44

Work in progress

  1. Gaudeul A. & M. Ibanez: Locus of control and effort. Field experiment in preparation, to be run in Colombia in 2020.
  2. Gaudeul A., C. Giannetti, P. Crosetto & P. Pin: The use of robo-advisors as commitment devices. Experiment financed and under way, 400 participants.
  3. Gaudeul A., K. Gangl & L. Kulke: The effect of ethical feedback on moral behaviour among economic actors. Experiment financed, to be run in 2020, 450 participants.
  4. Gaudeul A.: Overconfidence and the willingness to pay for advice. Experiment done in September 2019, 1200 participants.
  5. Gaudeul A. & M. Ibanez: Differences in attitudes to redistribution among the rich and among the poor. Experiment done in June 2019, 1200 participants.
  6. Blankenberg A-K., P. Crosetto and A. Gaudeul: Copyright, identity and sharing rules in an innovation game. Experiment done in October-November 2018, 440 participants.
  7. Gaudeul A. and A. Otto: Risk attitudes towards human and computer advice. Experiment done in September 2015, 230 participants.

Chapters in books and special issues (with refereeing process)

  1. Keser, C. and A. Gaudeul (2016), Foreword: Special Issue in Honor of Reinhard Selten’s 85th Birthday. German Economic Review, 17: 277–283.
  2. Gaudeul A., C. Peroni and L. Mathieu (2012): Blogs and the economics of reciprocal attention, in Internet Econometrics, S. Allegrezza and A. Dubrocard Eds., Applied Econometrics Association Series, Palgrave MacMillan.
  3. Gaudeul A. and B. Jullien (2007): E-commerce, two-sided markets and info-mediation, in Internet and Digital Economics, E. Brousseau et N. Curien Eds., Cambridge University Press.

Research funding and grants:

  1. 2019:
    1. Principal investigator in a € 12 000 Grant from the Diligentia Foundation for research on the role of emotions in price setting (with Katharina Gangl and Louisa Kulke)
    2. Co-Investigator in a € 220 000 grant from the French National Research Agency for research on Social Interactions, Social Norm and Sustainable Food Consumption (led by Sabrina Teyssier)
  2. 2018: Co-Investigator in a € 10 000 Grant from the ING Think Forward Initiative for research on the use of robo-advisers as a commitment device (with Caterina Giannetti and Paolo Crosetto).
  3. 2009-2019: Experiments in Germany were funded by internal resources (University of Göttingen, University of Jena and MPI Economics Jena).
  4. 2003-2009: ESRC Centre for Competition Policy grants for research leave and research assistance in the UK.
  5. 1999-2003: CNRS grant for research on open source development (LaTeX case study), including for trips to attend conferences and interview developers.

Other academic activities


American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Journal of Political Science, Economics Bulletin, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, German Economic Review, Information Economics and Policy, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Organization Science, Oxford Economic Papers, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Network Economics, Revue d’Economie Industrielle, Revue Française d’Economie, Scandinavian Journal of Economics.


  • Economic Science Association (ESA).
  • Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS).
  • Sozialwissenschaftlicher Ausschuss des Vereins für Socialpolitik (Social Sciences Committee of the German Economic Association).

Research visits:

  • University of Grenoble (Paolo Crosetto, 2016, 2017, 2018),
  • University of Pisa (Caterina Giannetti, 2017, 2019),
  • University of Siegen (Alena Otto, 2014),
  • University of Rennes (Eric Darmon, 2014),
  • University of Bologna (Caterina Giannetti, 2013).

6 Research dissemination

Invited seminars

  • 2020: University EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia.
  • 2019: University of Kassel, Germany; University of Passau, Germany, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • 2018: GATE-CNRS, University of Lyon, France; GREDEG-CNRS, Université of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • 2017: University of Pisa, Italy.
  • 2016: GAEL-INRA, University of Grenoble, France; University of Kassel, Germany.
  • 2015: University of Stirling, UK.
  • 2014: CREM-CNRS, University of Rennes, France; Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Germany).
  • 2013: University of Göttingen, Germany.
  • 2008: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
  • 2005: GAEL-INRA, University of Grenoble, France.

Invited conferences and workshops

  • 2018: Workshop on Choice-Process Data in Experimental Economics (Antigua, Guatemala)
  • 2017: Workshop on Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy, WZB, (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2015: 13th ZEW Conference on The Economics of Information and Communication Technologies (Mannheim, Germany).
  • 2010: CREM-Economix Workshop on Digital Business Models: Understanding Strategies (Paris, France).
  • 2009: Fifth bi-annual conference on The Economics of the Software and Internet Industries (Toulouse, France).
  • 2005: Third bi-annual conference on The Economics of the Software and Internet Industries (Toulouse, France).

Other conferences and workshops

  • 2019: Jahrestagung des Sozialwissenschaftlichen Ausschusses im Verein für Socialpolitik (Essen), 12th Maastricht Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium (M-BEES) (Maastricht, Netherland), 10th International Conference of the French Association of Experimental Economics (ASFEE), VfS Jahrestagung (Leipzig).
  • 2018: Jahrestagung des Sozialwissenschaftlichen Ausschusses im Verein für Socialpolitik (Essen), ESA World Meeting (Berlin), 20th Annual INFER conference (Göttingen).
  • 2017: ESA European Meeting 2017 (Vienna, Austria), GfEW Jahrestagung 2017 (Kassel), Jahrestagung des Sozialwissenschaftlichen Ausschusses im Verein für Socialpolitik (Göttingen).
  • 2016: ESA World Meeting (Jerusalem, Israel), VfS Jahrestagung (Augsburg), 43d Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (Lisbon, Portugal), Jahrestagung des Sozialwissenschaftlichen Ausschusses im Verein für Socialpolitik (Göttingen).
  • 2015: ESA European Meeting (Heidelberg), 8th Maastricht Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium (M-BEES) (Maastricht, Netherland).
  • 2014: ESA European Meeting (Prague, Czechia), 3d Workshop on “Industrial Organization: Theory, Empirics and Experiments” (Alberobello, Italy), 15th Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (Jena).
  • 2012: 27th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (Málaga, Spain), 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory (Taipei, Taiwan), 8th Annual Competition & Regulation Meeting: “Behavioral Competition and Regulation”, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
  • 2011: 38th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (Stockholm, Sweden), North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (St Louis, USA).
  • 2009: 24th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (Barcelona, Spain), Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society (Surrey, UK),
  • 2008: 35th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (Toulouse, France), 2d FLOSS Workshop: “Open models and Cooperation within Online Communities” (Rennes, France).
  • 2007: 3d International Conference on Open Source Systems (Limerick, Ireland), 1st FLOSS Workshop: “From Social Networks to Economic and Legal Models” (Nice, France).
  • 2005: 20th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (Amsterdam, Netherland), 1st GAEL Workshop on Industrial Organization and Innovation (Grenoble, France).
  • 2004: 19th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (Madrid, Spain), Workshop on ‘Internet Economics’ at the Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France), Autour du Libre: Produire et diffuser les savoirs at the ENST Bretagne (Brest, France).

Dissemination to the public and to professionals

  • Blog at
  • 2017-2018: Presentation and hands-on experiments for the Girls’ Day in Göttingen.
  • 2017: Presentation and hands-on experiments at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Göttingen.
  • 2014: Winner of the Fourth Jena Science Slam in Jena.
  • 2011, 2013: Presentations and hands-on experiments at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Jena.
  • 2007: Lecture on two-sided markets at the Office of Fair Trading (London, UK).

7 Teaching

Teaching for Masters and Bachelors

2020The problem with expertsxMAEnglishGeorg-August-Universität, Göttingen
2020Empirical and Experimental Industrial OrganizationxMAEnglishGAU Göttingen and FSU Jena
2019-2020Advanced MicroeconomicsxxMAEnglishGeorg-August-Universität, Göttingen
2019Empirical Applications of Game TheoryxMAEnglishGeorg-August-Universität, Göttingen
2016-2020Internet EconomicsxxMAEnglish
2017 & 2018Behavioral Game TheoryxxMAEnglish
2016Advanced MicroeconomicsxMAGerman
2016Experimental EconomicsxBAEnglish
2016Behavioral Industrial OrganizationxMAEnglishFriedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
2015Empirical EconomicsxBAGerman
2014Principles of Scientific WritingPhDEnglishGK-EIC, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
2010Empirical Work in the Social SciencesPhDEnglishGSBC, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
2007 to 2009Corporate StrategyxBAEnglishUniversity of East Anglia, Norwich
2006 to 2008Topics in Economic AnalysisxxBAEnglish
2004 to 2008MicroeconomicsxMAEnglish
2004 to 2007Industrial OrganisationxMA, BAEnglish

Qualification in teaching

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK, 2009).

Summer schools and professional workshops

  • 2011: Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin, Germany).
  • 2009: IMPRS Summer School, Max Planck Institute for Economics (Jena, Germany).
  • 2008: Cemmap workshop on Longitudinal / Panel Data Analysis (London, UK).
  • 2007: New Lecturers’ Workshop (Bristol, UK, 2007).
  • 2006: Royal Economic Society Easter School (Birmingham, UK).

8 Administrative responsibilities

Academic roles

  • 2018-2020: Member of the Council of the Faculty of Economics, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen.
  • 2010-2012: Supervision and allocation of the GSBC Student Research Assistants, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena .
  • 2004 – 2009: Organization of the Economics Seminars, University of East Anglia, Norwich .
  • 2006 – 2007: Senior Adviser and Plagiarism Officer, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Research supervision

  • 2009-2015: Supervision of PhD students at the GSBC and at the EIC (DFG RTG 1411) at the University of Göttingen.
  • 2010-2015: Supervision and advising of experimental group work, Summer Schools of the IMPRS, Max Planck Institute for Economics, Jena
  • 2015-2020:
    • Recruitment and supervision of PhD students at the chair of Microeconomics, at the chair of Behavioral Development Economics and at the GLAD (DFG RTG 1723) at the University of Göttingen.
    • Supervision of master theses (2 per year)

Conference organizations:

  • 20th INFER Annual Conference (2018).
  • 4th International Workshop on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (2010).


  • Guest editor for the special issue of Economic Modelling on “Current Challenges in Microeconomic Analysis and International Economics Modelling”.
  • Co-editor for the special issue of the German Economic Review in Honor of Reinhard Selten’s 85th Birthday.


French (native), English (fluent), German (advanced).


LaTeX, Stata, R, Python, z-Tree, o-Tree, Screen-Scraper.