Klaus M. Schmidt (born June 16, 1961)[1] is a German economist who currently works as Professor of Economics at the University of Munich (LMU).[2] His research focuses on behavioural economics, game theory and contract theory.[3] In 2001, Schmidt was awarded the Gossen Prize in recognition for his contributions to economic research on game theory, contract theory, and the economics of fairness.[4] He is a member of the council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.[5]

Biography

Klaus Schmidt has studied at the University of Hamburg and at the University of Bonn. He completed his doctoral program at the University of Bonn in 1991. Since his habilitation in 1995, he has been working as a professor of economics at the University of Munich. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, MIT, Stanford University and Yale University.[6]

Research

The research interests of Klaus Schmidt include contract theory, game theory, behavioural economics, experimental economics, industrial organization, competition policy, privatization, auction theory, venture capital, and political economy.[7] In his research, he has frequently collaborated with Ernst Fehr. According to IDEAS/RePEc, Schmidt belongs to the top 1% of economists as ranked by research output.[8]

Selected publications

Books

thesis, submitted to the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Bonn, October 1994

dissertation, submitted to the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Bonn, July 1991.

References

  1. ^ Curriculum vitae of Klaus M. Schmidt on the website of the LMU. Retrieved May 3rd, 2018.
  2. ^ Profile of Klaus M. Schmidt on the website of the University of Munich. Retrieved May 3rd, 2018.
  3. ^ Google Scholar profile of Klaus M. Schmidt. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  4. ^ List of Gossen Prize winners. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "About". The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  6. ^ Curriculum vitae of Klaus M. Schmidt from the website of the LMU. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Profile of Klaus M. Schmidt on the website of the LMU. Retrieved May 3rd, 2018.
  8. ^ Ranking of economists registered on IDEAS/RePEc. Retrieved May 3, 2018.