Economics of Conflicts, LMU, Summer 2019

Instructors: Jana Cahlíková ( and Marco Serena (; Senior Research Fellows at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
When: 16:15h-19:30h every Tuesday from April 30 to July 16, 2019 (except June 11).
Where: Richard-Wagner-Str. 10, D105.
Exam: 23.07.2019 16:00-18:00, room TBA
Language: English
Office hours: By appointment via email
Relevant course information:

Syllabus: You can download the most recent version of the course syllabus here (updated 7.1.2019).

Course resources: Please, find lecture slides and readings here. If you don’t know the password, send an email to Jana.


21/05: For the next lecture on May 28, please (1) bring a laptop or smartphone, (2) make sure you can access internet (e.g. eduroam). This is so that we can try out some of the economic experiments in class. Also, (3) read the following paper before coming to class (available under course resources): Abbink, K., Brandts, J., Herrmann, B., & Orzen, H. (2010). “Intergroup Conflict and Intra-Group Punishment in an Experimental Contest Game,” American Economic Review, 100(1), 420–447. We will discuss the paper together during the lecture. Thanks!

01/05: Presentation for Lecture Empirics 1 (April 30) is now available under course resources. If you don’t know the password, send an e-mail to Jana.

21/03: Note that the first lecture is only on April 30!