The Selten School of Behavioral Economics

A Collection of Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten

  • Abdolkarim Sadrieh
  • Axel Ockenfels

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Exceptional Academic Behavior

  3. Strategic Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Klaus Abbink, Jordi Brandts
      Pages 53-72
    3. Siegfried K. Berninghaus, Claudia Keser, Bodo Vogt
      Pages 89-109
  4. Pro-Social Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Heike Hennig-Schmidt, Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger, Axel Ostmann, Frans van Winden
      Pages 127-165
    3. Ernst Fehr, Simon Gächter, Manfred Milinski, Bettina Rockenbach
      Pages 167-184
    4. Gary E. Bolton, Werner Güth, Axel Ockenfels, Alvin E. Roth
      Pages 185-202
  5. Organizational Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Sebastian J. Goerg, Sebastian Kube
      Pages 205-219
    3. Christine Harbring, Bernd Irlenbusch, Dirk Sliwka, Matthias Sutter
      Pages 221-241
  6. Risky-Choice Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. John D. Hey, Tibor M. Neugebauer, Carmen M. Pasca
      Pages 245-282
    3. Abdolkarim Sadrieh
      Pages 283-295

About this book


Reinhard Selten, to date the only German Nobel Prize laureate in economics, celebrates his 80th birthday in 2010. While his contributions to game theory are well-known, the behavioral side of his scientific work has received less public exposure, even though he has been committed to experimental research during his entire career, publishing more experimental than theoretical papers in top-tier journals. This Festschrift is dedicated to Reinhard Selten’s exceptional influence on behavioral and experimental economics. In this collection of academic highlight papers, a number of his students are joined by leading scholars in experimental research to document the historical role of the “Meister” in the development of the research methodology and of several sub-fields of behavioral economics. Next to the academic insight in these highly active fields of experimental research, the papers also provide a glance at Reinhard Selten’s academic and personal interaction with his students and peers.


Behavior-based Micro-Economic Theory Boundedly Rational Reasoning Organizational Behavior Pro-social Behavior Signaling Behavior behavioral economics game theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdolkarim Sadrieh
    • 1
  • Axel Ockenfels
    • 2
  1. 1.MagdeburgOtto-von-Guericke-UniversitätMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Staatswissenschaftliches, (Volkswirtschaftliches) SeminarUniversität KölnKölnGermany

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