Holger A. Rau is an Assistant Professor at the University of Göttingen. He studies laboratory- and field experiments in the areas of Behavioral Economics, Labor Markets, Public Economics, and Behavioral Finance. He has a special interest in the analysis of the explanatory power of economic preferences to predict market outcomes in organizations and on (financial) Markets. In his labor-market agenda, he focuses on gender differences in the reactions to institutions and incentives, studying phenomena, such as the gender wage gap. His latest projects analyze laboratory- and field experiments exploring the impact of gender differences in preferences on leadership behavior in firms and markets. He is also interested in irrational investor behavior, such as the disposition effect.

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Economics

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