Israel Waichman

Prof. Dr. Israel Waichman holds a PhD in Economics (Dr. Sc. Pol., 2009) from the University of Kiel. While engaged in his PhD studies, he also completed the advanced study program in International Economics Policy Research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Before that he graduated from a European Master in Law and Economics (2004) through which he studied in Rotterdam, Bologna, and Aix-en-Provence. He obtained a B.A. in Economics from the University of Haifa, Israel. Since October 2011, he is an assistant professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the economics department (Alfred-Weber-Institute) of the University of Heidelberg. Prof. Dr. Waichman is a behavioral economist who is using controlled experiments to study issues mainly related to environmental economics and sustainability as well as to public economics and industrial organization. In particular, his research focuses on studying institutions that overcome social dilemma situations (such as provision of public goods and avoiding the tragedy of the commons) and also on experimental investigations of environmental policy instruments. Prof. Dr. Waichman has published his research in internationally recognized journals such as the European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics Letters, and Environmental & Resource Economics.  

Courses taught at Bard College Berlin:

Mathematics for Economics
Experimental Economics

Publications (selected)

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

"Payment procedure and generalizability of social dilemma experiments" (in press) Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics (with Andreas Voss)

"Group size and the (in)efficiency of pure public good provision" (2016) European Economic Review, Volume 85, 272–287 (with Johannes Diederich, and Timo Goeschl)

"Old age and prosocial behavior: Social preferences or experimental confounds?" 2016, Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 53, 118–130 (with Sara E. Kettner)

"Reciprocity in labor market relationships: Evidence from an experiment across high-income OECD countries" 2015, Games, Volume 6, 473-494 (with Ch’ng Kean Siang, Till Requate, Aric Shafran, Eva Camacho-Cuena, Yoshio Iida, and Shosh Sharabani)

"Communication in Cournot competition: An experimental study", 2014, Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 42, 1-16  (with Ch’ng Kean Siang and Till Requate)

“Do short-term laboratory experiments provide valid descriptions of long-term economic  interactions? A study of Cournot Markets”, 2014, Experimental Economics, Volume 17, Issue 3, 371-390 (with Hans-Theo Normann and Till Requate)

"Equal split in the informal market for group train travel", 2013, Economics Letters, Volume 118, Issue 2, 327-329 (with Till Requate, and Artem Korzhenevych)

"Investment incentives under emission trading: An experimental study", 2012, Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume 53, Issue 2, 229-249 (with Eva Camacho-Cueno and Till Requate)

"Farmers' performance and subject pool effect in decentralized bargaining markets", 2011, Economics Letters, Volume 115, Issue 3, 366-368 (with Christiane Ness)

"On the role of social wage comparisons in gift-exchange experiments", 2011, Economics Letters, Volume 112, Issue 1, 75-78 (with Ch'ng kean Siang and Till Requate)

 "A profit table or a profit calculator? A note on the design of Cournot oligopoly experiments", 2011, Experimental Economics, Volume 14, Issue 1, 36-46 (with Till Requate)

"Managers and students playing Cournot - evidence from duopoly and triopoly experiments", 2011, Applied Economics Letters, Volume 18, Issue 2, 115-120 (with Ch'ng Kean Siang and Till Requate)

 "A comparison of bootstrap and Monte-Carlo testing approaches to Value-at-Risk diagnosis", 2010, Computational Statistics, Volume 25, Issue 4, 725-732 (with Helmut Herwartz)

"A Cournot experiment with managers and students: Evidence from Germany and Malaysia", 2010, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 10, Article 30 (with Ch'ng Kean Siang and Till Requate)

"Comercios de derechos de emisión, adopción de tecnología y heterogeneidad de industrias: un enfoque experimental", 2009, Cuadernos Económicos de I.C.E, 77, 69-94 (with Eva Camacho-Cuena, Till Requate and Jose Luis Zofío, in Spanish)