Professor Werner Güth will be at the Department of
Economics and Finance from March 24 to April 4, in Room 519 on the
Werner Güth has been the Director of the Strategic
Interaction Group at the Max Planck Institute of Economics since 2001. He earned
his doctorate and habilitation in Münster and then taught in Cologne, in Frankfurt
and at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg
Academy of Sciences and has received honorary degrees from the universities of
Tübingen and Karlsruhe.
He has done research across the social sciences, particularly in game theory, experimental economics and microeconomics. His
research interests range from social philosophy and psychology to evolutionary
biology and political science. Some of the specific themes studied by Prof.
Güth and those he works with are: fairness and institutions, the ultimatum
game, indirect evolution, bounded rationality, and equilibrium selection.