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As an applied microeconomic theorist, Matthias Lang studies human behavior under uncertainty. In particular, he is interested in uncertainty that cannot be quantified exactly. In addition, he explores useful aspects of uncertainty and contractual arrangements mitigating the effects of uncertainty. He has studied communication of subjective information, strategic uncertainty, and uncertainty in contract enforcement. He uses techniques drawn from game theory, mechanism design, decision theory, psychology, and probability theory.

Applications of his work include deterrence of insurance fraud and tax evasion, choices of unhealthy behavior, political competition, research contests and competition law.

Fields: Microeconomic Theory, Contract Theory, Behavioral Economics, Decision Theory, Mechanism Design

You can find further information on his personal website.

Publications

More information is available on his RePEc author page, SSRN author page and his Google scholar page

  1. Communicating Subjective Evaluations

    Journal of Economic Theory, 179, 163-199, 2019

    Matthias Lang (Published PaperDownload PDF file, Working Paper on RePEcDownload PDF file, SSRNDownload PDF file)

  2. The Essential Tversky

    Journal of Economics, Book Review, 127(1), 91-93, 2019

    Matthias Lang (Published Paper, Open AccessDownload PDF file, DOIDownload PDF file)

  3. First-Order and Second-Order Ambiguity Aversion

    Management Science, 63(4), 1254-1269, 2017

    Matthias Lang (Published PaperDownload PDF file, Working Paper on RePEcDownload PDF file, SSRNDownload PDF file)

  4. Legal Uncertainty as a Welfare Enhancing Screen

    European Economic Review, 91, 274-289, 2017

    Matthias Lang (Published PaperDownload PDF file, Working Paper on RePEcDownload PDF file, SSRNDownload PDF file)

  5. Deadlines in Stochastic Contests

    Journal of Mathematical Economics, 52, 134-142, 2014

    Matthias Lang, Christian Seel, and Philipp Strack (Published PaperDownload PDF file, Working Paper on SSRNDownload PDF file)

  6. The Fog of Fraud - Mitigating Fraud by Strategic Ambiguity

    Games and Economic Behavior, 81, 255-275, 2013

    Matthias Lang, Achim Wambach (Published PaperDownload PDF file, Working Paper on RePEcDownload PDF file, SSRNDownload PDF file)