Georg Kirchsteiger

Professor of Microeconomics, Université Libre de Bruxelles

I am Professor of Microeconomics at the European Center of Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Université Libre de Bruxelles. I received my PhD from the University of Vienna. Before I moved to Brussels in 2004, I worked at the universities of Vienna, Tilburg, and Maastricht.
My research interests are in the fields of behavioral economics, experimental economics, game theory, and industrial economics. I teach graduate microeconomics, behavioral economics, and game theory.


  • 2004–present
    Chair professor, ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles


  • 2015
    Loss Aversion and Consumption Choice: Theory and Experimental Evidence (with H. Karle and M. Peitz), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol 7(2), 101–120
  • 2011
    Other-Regarding Preferences in General Equilibrium (with M. Dufwenberg, P. Heidhues, F. Riedel, and J. Sobel), , Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 78(2), 613-639
  • 2004
    A Theory of Sequential Reciprocity (with M. Dufwenberg), Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 47(6), 268-298
  • 1997
    Reciprocity as a Contract Enforcement Device: Experimental Evidence (with E. Fehr and S. Gächter), Econometrica, Vol. 65(4), 833-860


Hicks-Tinbergen Medal 2000 (with E. Fehr and A. Riedl)