Thomas Giebe

Thomas Giebe

Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik Ekonomihögskolan
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Thomas is a theoretical microeconomist with research interests in auctions, contests, game theory, industrial organization, behavioral and experimental economics. He is a researcher at the Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies. Thomas is a guest researcher at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, as part of the Collaborative Research Center CRC TRR 190 "Rationality and Competition". Together with other researchers, Thomas conducts economic lab experiments at the WZB/TU lab in Berlin, Germany.


  • 5NA01E Master Thesis Course Economics
  • 4NA063 Advanced Microeconomics
  • 1NA072 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • 1NA070 Mathematical Economics II
  • 2NA063 Environmental and Resource Economics
  • 4NA073 Applied Economic Method


Working Papers

  • A general framework for studying contests (2020), with Spencer Bastani and Oliver Gürtler, pdf (revised 9 November 2020) slides recorded presentation (use Chrome or Firefox)
  • Competition and fatigue (2020), with Vera Angelova and Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel, pdf (revised 17 December 2020) Supplementary Material

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Competitors in merger control: Shall they be merely heard or also listened to? (2020), with Miyu Lee, European Journal of Law and Economics, pdf (Open Access)
  • Ethnicity and tax filing behavior (2020), with Spencer Bastani and Chizheng Miao, Journal of Urban Economics, pdf (Open Access)
  • Does a short-term increase in incentives boost performance? (2018), with Vera Angelova and Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel, Economics Letters, pdf (Open Access)
  • Consuming your way to efficiency: Public goods provision through non-distortionary tax lotteries (2014), with Paul Schweinzer, European Journal of Political Economy, Link to journal
  • Innovation contests with entry auction (2014), Journal of Mathematical Economics, Link to journal
  • Probabilistic procurement auctions (2014), with Paul Schweinzer, Review of Economic Design, Link to journal
  • A dynamic auction for multi-object procurement under a hard budget constraint (2014) with Ludwig Ensthaler, Research Policy, Link to journal
  • Bayesian optimal knapsack procurement (2014), with Ludwig Ensthaler, European Journal of Operations Research, Link to journal
  • Speculative partnership dissolution with auctions (2014), with Ludwig Ensthaler and Jianpei Li, Review of Economic Design, Link to journal
  • All-pay-all aspects of political decision making (2014), with Paul Schweinzer, Public Choice, Link to journal
  • Optimal contracts for lenient supervisors (2012), with Oliver Gürtler, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Link to journal
  • License auctions with royalty contracts for (winners and) losers (2008), with Elmar Wolfstetter, Games and Economic Behavior, Link to journal
  • How to allocate R&D (and other) subsidies: An experimentally tested policy recommendation (2006), with Tim Grebe and Elmar Wolfstetter, Research Policy, Link to journal