Dorothea Kübler

Market Behavior director, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Dorothea Kübler is the director of the department of Market Behavior at the WZB and a professor of Economics at the Technical University of Berlin. Her research uses experimental methods and game theory to examine decision-making and market design. In recent years, her work concentrates on the design of matching markets, such as the centralized procedure for awarding places at universities in Germany. She also looks at the influence of social and moral standards in markets, and studies educational choices and discrimination in the labor market. Dorothea is a member of the senate of the DFG (German Science Foundation), and the deputy chairwoman of the Einstein Foundation, Berlin. She is a founding member of the “Matching in Practice” network and a member of the collaborative research center CRC TRR 190 “Rationality and Competition.” She studied in Philadelphia, Konstanz and Berlin, and in 1992 completed her degree in Economics at the Free University of Berlin. She graduated with a PhD in 1997 and completed her habilitation in 2003 at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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