Prof. Dr. Fabian Herweg
Industrial Organization, Behavioral Economics, Contract Theory, Competition Policy, and (Applied) Microeconomics
Fabian Herweg is Professor of International Competition Policy at the University of Bayreuth since 2014. Before joining Bayreuth he was an Assistant Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich and a Visiting PostDoc at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Bonn in 2009. Fabian Herweg is affiliated with CESifo, CEPR, and the Ausschuss für Industrieökonomik of the VfS.
Fabian Herweg’s research agenda is two-fold: On the one hand, he investigates the welfare consequences of certain business practices used by firms, e.g. price discrimination by big manufacturers. On the other hand, he analyses how non-rational behavior of customers and employees affects the goods and contracts offered by profit-maximizing firms. The second strands of research gives also rise to questions of customer protection, e.g. should the government intervene in order to protect naïve consumers from exploitation by rational firms? He has several publications in international top journals, including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association, and the Economic Journal. He received the EARIE Young Economists’ Essay Award in 2011 (together with Konrad Mierendorff) and the Austin Robinson Prize of the Royal Economic Society in 2014 (together with Daniel Müller).