Björn Bartling

University of Zurich - Department of Economics

Zuerich, 8006

Switzerland

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (25)

Do Markets Erode Social Responsibility?

Forthcoming in: Quarterly Journal of Economics
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 21 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2015
Björn Bartling, Roberto A. Weber and Lan Yao
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Downloads 845 (21,241)

Abstract:

Social responsibility, markets, externalities, competition, cultural differences

Do Markets Erode Social Responsibility?

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Björn Bartling and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 37 (371,105)

Abstract:

Social responsibility, markets, externalities, competition, fairness

Use and Abuse of Authority: A Behavioral Foundation of the Employment Relation

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 567 (37,036)

Abstract:

theory of the firm, transaction cost economics, authority, power abuse, employment relation, fairness, reputation

Use and Abuse of Authority - A Behavioral Foundation of the Employment Relation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4068
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 43 (349,680)

Abstract:

theory of the firm, transaction cost economics, authority, power abuse, employment relation, fairness, reputation

Use and Abuse of Authority: A Behavioral Foundation of the Employment Relation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7029
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 14 (487,587)

Abstract:

theory of the firm, transaction cost economics, authority, power abuse, employment relation, fairness, reputation

Use and Abuse of Authority: A Behavioral Foundation of the Employment Relation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9231
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 6 (531,289)

Abstract:

authority, employment relation, fairness, power abuse, reputation, theory of the firm, transaction cost economics

3.

Shifting the Blame: On Delegation and Responsibility

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2011
Björn Bartling and Urs Fischbacher
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics
Downloads 611 (31,714)
Citation 9

Abstract:

delegation, responsibility, punishment, decision rights

The Intrinsic Value of Decision Rights

University of Zurich, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 120
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 May 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2014
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Holger Herz
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Fribourg - Department of Economics
Downloads 496 (44,081)

Abstract:

Decision rights, authority, private benefits of control

The Intrinsic Value of Decision Rights

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4252
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Holger Herz
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Fribourg - Department of Economics
Downloads 45 (343,029)

Abstract:

decision rights, intrinsic value, authority

Competitive Pricing Reduces Wasteful Counterproductive Behaviors

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 24 May 2014 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Björn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) and University of Lausanne
Downloads 358 (65,801)

Abstract:

Counterproductive behavior, competitive pricing, markets, auctions, efficiency, inequality

Does Competition Justify Inequality?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5651
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jan 2016
Björn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) and University of Lausanne
Downloads 44 (346,330)

Abstract:

fairness, competition, markets, efficiency, inequality

Let the Market Decide: An Experimental Study of Competition and Fairness

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4831
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Jul 2014
Björn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) and University of Lausanne
Downloads 35 (378,743)

Abstract:

competition, authority, markets, fairness, responsibility, procedures

Screening, Competition, and Job Design: Economic Origins of Good Jobs

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2011
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 261 (94,213)
Citation 7

Abstract:

job design, high-performance work systems, screening, competition, work attitude, reputation, trust, control, complementarities

Screening, Competition, and Job Design: Economic Origins of Good Jobs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4710
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 101 (218,189)
Citation 7

Abstract:

job design, high-performance work systems, screening, reputation, competition, trust, control, social preferences, complementarities

Screening, Competition, and Job Design: Economic Origins of Good Jobs

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7658
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 5 (536,240)
Citation 7

Abstract:

competition, complementarities, control, high-performance work systems, job design, reputation, screening, social preferences, trust

7.

How Syndicate Short Sales Affect the Informational Efficiency of IPO Prices and Underpricing

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 441-471, 2010
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 May 2005 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2010
Björn Bartling and Andreas Park
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Finance Area
Downloads 289 (80,814)

Abstract:

Initial Public Offering, Aftermarket Trading, Informational Efficiency, Underpricing

8.

The Intensity of Incentives in Firms and Markets: Moral Hazard With Envious Agents

Labour Economics, Vol. 17, p. 598-607, 2010
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2011
Björn Bartling and Ferdinand von Siemens
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Goethe University Frankfurt
Downloads 281 (83,078)
Citation 19

Abstract:

envy, moral hazard, flat-wage contracts, within-firm vs. market interactions, wage secrecy, boundary of the firm

Expectations as Reference Points: Field Evidence from Professional Soccer

Forthcoming in: Management Science
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 May 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2014
Björn Bartling, Leif Brandes and Daniel Schunk
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
Downloads 249 (99,055)

Abstract:

reference points, expectations, experience, high stakes, competition

Expectations as Reference Points: Field Evidence from Experienced Subjects in a Competitive, High-Stakes Environment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3830
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Björn Bartling, Leif Brandes and Daniel Schunk
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Warwick - Warwick Business School and University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
Downloads 31 (395,386)

Abstract:

reference points, expectations, experience, high stakes, competition

10.

Relative Performance or Team Evaluation? Optimal Contracts for Other-Regarding Agents

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2010
Björn Bartling
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 269 (86,719)
Citation 13

Abstract:

Other-regarding preferences, inequity aversion, status seeking, relative performance evaluation, low-powered incentives

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Reference Points, Social Norms, and Fairness in Contract Renegotiations

Forthcoming: Journal of the European Economic Association
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2014
Björn Bartling and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 202 (108,524)
Citation 1

Abstract:

renegotiation, bargaining, reference points, contracts, competition

An Externality-Robust Auction: Theory and Experimental Evidence

Games and Economic Behavior, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2016
Björn Bartling and Nick Netzer
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
Downloads 113 (201,109)
Citation 1

Abstract:

second-price auction, spitefulness, mechanism design, experimental auctions

An Externality-Robust Auction: Theory and Experimental Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4771
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 May 2014
Björn Bartling and Nick Netzer
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
Downloads 24 (430,234)
Citation 1

Abstract:

second-price auction, spitefulness, mechanism design, experimental auctions

An Externality-Robust Auction: Theory and Experimental Evidence

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 153
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2016
Björn Bartling and Nick Netzer
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
Downloads 14 (487,587)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Robust mechanism design, spiteful preferences, experimental auctions

13.

Equal Sharing Rules in Partnerships

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2011
Björn Bartling and Ferdinand von Siemens
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Goethe University Frankfurt
Downloads 136 (162,054)
Citation 9

Abstract:

equal sharing rule, partnerships, incentives, peer pressure, inequity aversion

Does Willful Ignorance Deflect Punishment? - An Experimental Study

European Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2014
Björn Bartling, Florian Engl and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 110 (205,126)

Abstract:

Willful ignorance, third party punishment, dictator game, ex ante and ex post fairness

Does Willful Ignorance Deflect Punishment? - An Experimental Study

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4316
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Jul 2013
Björn Bartling, Florian Engl and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 9 (515,684)

Abstract:

willful ignorance, third party punishment, dictator game, fairness

Game Form Misconceptions Are Not Necessary for a Willingness-to-Pay vs. Willingness-to-Accept Gap

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 180
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 06 May 2015
Björn Bartling, Florian Engl and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 84 (246,783)
Citation 1

Abstract:

WTP-WTA gap, game from misconception, BDM mechanism, endowment effect, experimental methods, highly replicable laboratory environment

Game Form Misconceptions Do Not Explain the Endowment Effect

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5094
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Dec 2014
Björn Bartling, Florian Engl and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 34 (382,801)
Citation 1

Abstract:

endowment effect, game form misconception, BDM mechanism, experimental methods, replicable audio files of instructions

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Wage Inequality and Team Production: An Experimental Analysis

Journal of Economic Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2011
Björn Bartling and Ferdinand von Siemens
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Goethe University Frankfurt
Downloads 108 (192,680)
Citation 2

Abstract:

wage inequality, team production, social comparisons, wage compression, worker morale

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Pivotality and Responsibility Attribution in Sequential Voting

Journal of Public Economics, Forthcoming, University of Zurich Department of Economics Working Paper No. 138
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 31 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Björn Bartling, Urs Fischbacher and Simeon Schudy
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and University of Munich (LMU)
Downloads 106 (179,950)

Abstract:

Collective decision making, responsibility attribution, voting, pivotality, delegation, experiment

18.

Discretion, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 Jun 2012
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 85 (229,408)

Abstract:

high-performance work systems, wages, discretion, gift exchange, job satisfaction

19.

Multi-Tasking and Inequity Aversion in the Linear-Exponential-Normal Moral Hazard Model

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Apr 2012
Björn Bartling
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 75 (232,588)

Abstract:

multi-tasking, inequity aversion, wage comparison, moral hazard, team production

20.

Do Markets Erode Social Responsibility

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4491
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Dec 2013
Björn Bartling and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 66 (250,186)

Abstract:

social responsibility, markets, externalities, competition, fairness

Health Effects on Children’s Willingness to Compete

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 27 May 2011
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Daniel Schunk
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
Downloads 40 (360,115)
Citation 2

Abstract:

willingness to compete, non-cognitive skills, human capital, health, household survey studies

Health Effects on Children’s Willingness to Compete

SOEPpaper No. 381
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Daniel Schunk
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
Downloads 9 (515,684)
Citation 2

Abstract:

willingness to compete, non-cognitive skills, human capital, health, household survey studies

22.

Endogenous Social Comparisons and the Internal Organization of Firms

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Björn Bartling
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 25 (403,122)

Abstract:

endogenous social comparisons, internal organization, relative performance evaluation, social distance, moral hazard

23.

Health Effects on Children's Willingness to Compete

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5740
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 May 2011
Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr and Daniel Schunk
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
Downloads 11 (463,663)
Citation 2

Abstract:

willingness to compete, non-cognitive skills, human capital, health, household survey studies

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Does the Absence of Human Sellers Bias Bidding Behavior in Auction Experiments?

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Björn Bartling, Tobias Gesche and Nick Netzer
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University College London - Department of Economics and University of Zurich
Downloads 0 (305,496)

Abstract:

second-price auction, spite, overbidding, lab experiments, external validity

25.

On the Scope of Externalities in Experimental Markets

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Björn Bartling, Vanessa Valero and Roberto A. Weber
University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Downloads 0 (201,510)

Abstract:

Scope of externalities, market experiments, social responsibility