Bio

Stefan Trautmann received his PhD in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009. He was a post-doc at the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University for two years, and then became an assistant professor and subsequently tenured associate professor at the Department of Economics at Tilburg University. In 2014 he was appointed full professor of Behavioral Finance at Heidelberg University. Stefan Trautmann is an associate editor at various journals, including Management Science, Journal of Economic Psychology and PLOS ONE. His research interests concern financial decision making under uncertainty, social preferences and ethics, and the psychology of economic decision making more generally. His work has been published in leading economics, finance and psychology outlets such as the American Economic Review, Psychological Science, and Management Science. He served as a consulting expert to the World Bank, the European Commission, and the German Federal Institute for

Expertise

Financial decisions under risk and uncertainty; social preferences and ethics; psychology of economic behavior

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Recent publications

  1. Bank instability - Interbank linkages and the role of disclosure

    Koenig-Kersting, C., Trautmann, S. T., & Vlahu, R. (2022). Bank instability: Interbank linkages and the role of disclosure. Journal of Banking & Finance, 134, [106353].
  2. Experiencing risk - Higher-order risk attitudes in description- and e…

    Becker, C. K., Ert, E., Trautmann, S. T., & van de Kuilen, G. (2021). Experiencing risk: Higher-order risk attitudes in description- and experience-based decisions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 47(5), 727-746.
  3. Good decision vs. good results - Outcome bias in the evaluation of fi…

    Koenig-Kersting, C., Pollmann, M., Potters, J., & Trautmann, S. T. (2021). Good decision vs. good results: Outcome bias in the evaluation of financial agents. Theory and Decision, 90(1), 31-61.
  4. Value of statistical life year in extreme poverty - A randomized expe…

    Trautmann, S. T., Xu, Y., Koenig-Kersting, C., Patenaude, B. N., Harling, G., Sie, A., & Baernighausen, T. (2021). Value of statistical life year in extreme poverty: A randomized experiment of measurement methods in rural Burkina Faso. Population Health Metrics, 19(1), [45].
  5. Done Deal! Advisor impact on Pricing, Premia, Returns, and Deal Compl…

    Ecer, C. F. J., & Trautmann, S. (2020). Done Deal! Advisor impact on Pricing, Premia, Returns, and Deal Completion in M&A. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2020-032). CentER, Center for Economic Research.

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