Justin works at WZB

Justin Valasek

Applied Theory Political Economy Behavioral Economics Developmental Political Economy


Justin received his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute before taking up his current position as research fellow at the WZB (Markets and Choice Research Unit) and affiliate member of CESifo. His main research interests are in Applied Microeconomic Theory, Political Economy, Development and Behavioral Economics.

Representative Works:

A Rationale for Unanimity in Committees: Information aggregation with idiosyncratic payoffs and deliberation (2017)
Joint with Yves Breitmoser.

Dynamic Reform of Public Institutions: A Model of Motivated Agents and Collective Reputation (2016)

Social Identity and Political Polarization (2016)
Joint with Dominik Duell.

Voting in Large Committees with Disesteem Payoffs: A ‘state of the art’ model (2017)
Accepted, Games and Economic Behavior. Joint with Rune Midjord and Tomás Rodríguez Barraquer

Centralized Fiscal Spending by Supranational Unions (2017)
Economica. Joint with Jenny Simon.

A Note on Empathy in Games (2015)

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Joint with Jan Grohn and Steffen Huck.

Research - Published Papers

Dynamic Reform of Public Institutions