Dorothea Herreiner is a microeconomist, game theorist, and experimental economist.
She is interested in how individuals make choices and how these choices affect and are
affected by the circumstances under which they are made. Dorothea has investigated and
published on self organization, market institutions and rules. She has applied her
knowledge of market structures to art markets (see gallery survey). Dorothea has also
focused on the trade-offs between competition and cooperation between players in games,
and in particlular, in networks. Another major area of her work and publications deals
with fairness and justice criteria, both from a theoretical and experimental perspective.
She has also analyzed the role of information, punishment, and externalities in public
good and common pool resource experiments. Her most recent work focuses on competition
attitudes of males and females and the role of stress in decision making. Among others,
her work is published in the Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and
Organization, Social Choice and Welfare, the International Journal of Game Theory, and
Theory and Decision. Dorothea is on the editorial board of the open-access Journal Games.
She is the editor of the recent special issue on Fairness in Games. 

Dorothea Herreiner teaches Intermediary Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics,
Game Theory, Mathematics for Economists, Economics of Art, Industrial Organization,
Economics of Fairness and Justice, Introductory Environmental Economics, and others. She
enjoys supervising Honors/Independent Study projects on topics in her area of expertise. 

Since the summer of 2011, Dorothea Herreiner is the Director of the Center for Teaching
Excellence (CTE). She has been the LMU Experimental Economics Lab (LEEL) Director since
arriving at LMU in 2005 and is the organizer of the Economics Subject Pool. Dorothea
serves on many Department, BCLA, and LMU committees. [more] Dorothea Herreiner received
her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. In her thesis she
analyzes trade relationships in decentralized markets. She focuses on the rules with
which individuals decide with whom to trade and on the effect of these rules on market
parameters. Dorothea Herreiner did her undergraduate studies in industrial engineering at
the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and earned a MSc in Economics at the London School
of Economics, UK. 

Before coming to LMU, Dorothea Herreiner taught at Bowdoin College, at the University of
Bonn, Germany, and at The College of Wooster, Ohio. She also held visiting positions at
the University of Mainz, Germany, the University of Frankfurt, Germany, the Free
University of Bolzano, Italy, and the Hector School of Engineering and Management,
Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Dorothea Herreiner loves Italy; and travelling and languages in general. She is a keen
photographer and enjoys classical music and other fine arts. She loves to ski, swim,
hike, play squash, to play and watch basketball, and to spend time with her dog Hal.



Inequality Aversion and Efficiency with Ordinal and Cardinal Social Preferences – An Experimental Study (with Clemens Puppe), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2010)

In this paper, we report on a series of free-form bargaining experiments in
which two players...



Envy Freeness in Experimental Fair Division Problems (with Clemens Puppe), Theory and Decision (2009)

Envy is sometimes suggested as an underlying motive in the assessment of
different economic allocations. In...



Distributing Indivisible Goods Fairly: Evidence from a Questionnaire Study (with Clemens Puppe), Economics Faculty Works (2007)

We report the results of a questionnaire study on the fair distribution of
indivisible goods. We...