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Israel Waichman

PhD in Economics
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
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 attained a European Master in Law and Economics (2004) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Haifa, Israel. Prior to his appointment at Bard College Berlin, Israel Waichman was an assistant professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the (Alfred-Weber-Institute) 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 could potentially overcome social dilemma situations (such as sufficient 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, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Experimental Economics, Economics Letters, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Economic Psychology, and Environmental & Resource Economics.

Courses taught at Bard College Berlin:
Mathematics for Social Sciences
Environmental and Resources Economics
Cost Benefit Analysis 
Mathematics for Economics
Experimental Economics

Publications (selected)
Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • "Is there no "I" in "TEAM"? Interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect in a Cournot competition experiment", forthcoming, Journal of Economic Psychology (with Korbinian von Blackenburg)
  • "Tell the truth or not? The Montero mechanism for emissions control at work", 2019, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 95, 133-152 (with Till Requate, Eva Camacho Cuena, and Ch'ng Kean Siang)
  • "Linking wealth and punishment effectiveness: Punishment and cooperation under congruent heterogeneities", forthcoming, Economic Inquiry
  • "When Punishment Strikes Late: The effect of a delay in punishment and punishment feedback on cooperation and efficiency", 2019, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, Volume 12, Issue 1, 1-17 (with Lukas Stenzel)
  • "Payment procedure and generalizability of social dilemma experiments", 2016, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, Volume 9, Issue 3-4, 200-216 (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)
Prof. Dr. Israel Waichman
Email: i.waichman[at]berlin.bard.edu