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. Does happiness increase in old age? Longitudinal evidence from 20 Eur…

    Becker, C. K., & Trautmann, S. (2022). Does happiness increase in old age? Longitudinal evidence from 20 European countries. Journal of Happiness Studies.
  2. Editorial - Contagious risks: Perception, behavior, and management-le…

    Ert, E., Melkonyan, T., & Trautmann, S. T. (2022). Editorial: Contagious risks: Perception, behavior, and management-lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, [835088].
  3. Social class and (un)ethical behaviour - Causal and correlational evi…

    Gsottbauer, E., Mueller, D., Mueller, S., Trautmann, S. T., & Zudenkova, G. (2022). Social class and (un)ethical behaviour: Causal and correlational evidence. Economic Journal.
  4. Investment preferences and risk perception: Financial agents versus c…

    Kling, L., Konig-Kersting, C., & Trautmann, S. (Accepted/In press). Investment preferences and risk perception: Financial agents versus clients. Journal of Banking and Finance, [106489].
  5. 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].

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