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.
Journal of Economic Theory, 179, 163-199, 2019
Journal of Economics, Book Review, 127(1), 91-93, 2019
Management Science, 63(4), 1254-1269, 2017
European Economic Review, 91, 274-289, 2017
Journal of Mathematical Economics, 52, 134-142, 2014
Games and Economic Behavior, 81, 255-275, 2013