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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


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


Recent publications

  1. Marriage, parenthood and social network - Subjective well-being and m…

    Becker, C., Kirchmaier, I., & Trautmann, S. (2019). Marriage, parenthood and social network: Subjective well-being and mental health in old age. PLoS ONE, 14(7), [e0218704].
  2. Risk, time pressure, and selection effects

    Kocher, M. G., Schindler, D., Trautmann, S. T., & Xu, Y. (2019). Risk, time pressure, and selection effects. Experimental Economics, 22(1).
  3. Implementing (Un)fair Procedures? Favoritism and Process Fairness whe…

    Schmidt, R. J., & Trautmann, S. (2019). Implementing (Un)fair Procedures? Favoritism and Process Fairness when Inequality is Inevitable. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 201-013). CentER, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Distance from a distance - The robustness of psychological distance e…

    Trautmann, S. T. (2019). Distance from a distance: The robustness of psychological distance effects. Theory and Decision, 87(1), 1-15.
  5. Climate policy commitment devices

    Dengler, S., Gerlagh, R., Trautmann, S. T., & Van De Kuilen, G. (2018). Climate policy commitment devices. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 92, 331-343.

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