Matthias works at FU

Matthias Lang

Microeconomic Theory Contract Theory Behavioral Economics Decision Theory Mechanism Design


As an applied microeconomic theorist, I study human behavior under uncertainty. In particular, I am interested in uncertainty that cannot be quantified exactly. In addition, I explore useful aspects of uncertainty and contractual arrangements mitigating the effects of uncertainty. As a researcher, I find these questions fascinating. I have studied communication of subjective information, strategic uncertainty, and uncertainty in contract enforcement. I use techniques drawn from game theory, mechanism design, decision theory, psychology, and probability theory.

Applications of my work include deterrence of insurance fraud and tax evasion, choices of unhealthy behavior, political competition, research contests and competition law.