PD Dr. Philipp Otto

Mitarbeiter im Projekt "LEA"


Steinertstraße 1, Raum M3N/03.41
E-Mail: philipp.otto(at)uni-bamberg.de


Since 02/2022           

Postdoc, University of Bamberg (Professorship for Work and Organizational Psychology, Project LEA)

Since 09/2020

Guest Professor for Scientific Research Methods, Brandenburg Medical School, Neuruppin

10/2009 – 09/2010

Researcher and Lecturer, Burgundy School of Business, ESC Dijon, France

Since 11/2007

Researcher and Lecturer, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

07/2002 – 10/2007

Research Analyst Consultant, Dectech, London, England

10/1999 – 06/2002

Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Department Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Berlin


10/2007 – 12/2017

Habilitation, Economics (VWL), European University Viadrina

08/2004 – 08/2007   

PhD, Psychology, University College London

07/2002 – 07/2004   

Master in Psychology, University of Warwick

10/1997 – 10/2001   

Diploma in Psychology, Free University Berlin


  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2021). Voting behavior under outside pressure: promoting true majorities with sequential voting? Social Choice and Welfare (in press).
  • Otto, P.E. & Schmidt, L. (2021).Reservation price uncertainty: loss, virtue, or emotional heterogeneity? Journal ofEconomic Psychology 87.
  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2021). The flip side of power. Public Choice (in press).
  • Otto, P.E. (2021). Monty Hall three door 'anomaly' revisited: a note on deferment in an extensive form game. Mind & Society (in press).
  • Otto, P.E. & Otto, P. (2021). Impact of academic authorship characteristics on article citations. Revstat (in press).
  • Otto, P.E. (2020).* Decentralized matching markets of various sizes: similarly stable solutions with high proportions of equal splits. International Game Theory Review 22(4).
  • Otto, P.E. & Bolle, F. (2020). Power attitudes and stealing behavior: students’ senses of social norms and responsibility. Economics & Sociology 13(4), 11-30.
  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2020). Voting games: an experimental investigation. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics176(3), 496–525.
  • Landy, J., Jia, M., Ding, I. et al. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis test: Making transparent how design choice shape research results. Psychological Bulletin 146(5), 451–479.
  • Kundzewicz, Z.W., Matczak, P., Otto, I.M. & Otto, P.E. (2020). From “atmosfear” to climate action. Environmental Science & Policy 105, 75-83.
  • Otto, P.E. & Dittmer, D. (2019). Simultaneous but independent ultimatum game: strategic elasticity or social motive dependency? International Journal of Game Theory 48(1), 61-80.
  • Blaufus, K., Bob, J., Otto, P.E. & Wolf, N. (2017). The effect of tax privacy on tax compliance: an experimental investigation? European Accounting Review 26(3), 561-580.
  • Otto, P.E. & Bolle, F. (2016). The advantage of hierarchy: Inducing responsibility and selecting ability? Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 65, 49-57.
  • Otto, P.E. & Bolle, F. (2016). Organizational power: should remuneration heterogeneity mirror hierarchy? Review of Economic Design 20(3), 187-205.
  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2016). Matching as a stochastic process. Journal of Economics and Statistics 236(3), 323-348.
  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2016). Role-dependent social preferences. Economica 83(332), 704-740.
  • Otto, P.E. & Bolle, F. (2015). Exploiting one’s power with a guilty conscience: an experimental investigation of self-serving biases.  Journal of Economic Psychology 51, 79-89.
  • Ashta, A., Kahn, S. & Otto, P.E. (2015). Does microfinance cause or reduce suicides: policy recommendations for reducing borrower stress. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance 24, 165-190.
  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2013). Happy bargain: aspiring good deals or accepting fair deals. Homo Oeconomicus 30(1), 1-16.
  • Otto, P.E. & Ashta, A. (2012). Microsavings and market saturation: the evolution of diversity in saving products. Journal of Savings & Development 36(1), 109-135.
  • Otto, P.E. & Bolle, F. (2011). Multiple facets of altruism and their influence on blood donations. Journal of Socio-Economics 40(5), 558-563.
  • Ashta, A. & Otto, P.E. (2011). Project valuation in the presence of loss aversion during economic crises. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance 20, 171-186.
  • Otto, P.E. & Bolle, F. (2011). Matching markets with price bargaining. Experimental Economics 14(3), 322-348.
  • Otto, P.E., Chater, N. & Stott, H. (2011). The psychological representation of corporate personality. Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology 25(4), 605-614.
  • Bolle, F. & Otto, P.E. (2010). A price is a signal: On intrinsic motivation, crowding-out, and crowding-in. Kyklos63(1), 9-22.
  • Otto, P.E., Davies, G.B., Chater, N. & Stott, H. (2009). From spending to understanding: analyzing customers by their spending behavior. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 16, 10-18.
  • Otto, P.E., Davies, G.B. & Chater, N. (2007). Note on ways of saving: mental mechanisms as tools for self-control? Global Business and Economics Review 9(2-3), 227-254.
  • Rieskamp, J. & Otto, P.E. (2006). SSL: a theory of how people learn to select strategies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 135(2), 207-236.

Bücher, Buchkapitel und Kongressbeiträge

  • Otto, P.E. (2011). Cognitive finance: behavioral strategies of spending, saving and investing. (Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives; ISBN 978-1-60876-279-8). Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
  • Otto, P.E. (2010). Cognitive finance: data analysis with a behavioral edge. In: Data Mining and Management (Computer Science, Technology and Applications; ISBN 978-1-60741-289-2). Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
  • Otto, P.E. & Chater, N. (2006). How people perceive companies: personality dimensions as fundamentals. Proceedings of the XXVIII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (ISBN 978-0-9768318-2-1; pp.1905-1909). Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
  • Otto, P.E., Chater, N. & Davies, G.B. (2005). Mental mechanisms as tools for self-control. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Economics (ISBN 978-954-535-404-5; pp.83-94). NBU Press, Sofia.


  • Berlin Behavioral Economics Group (BBE)
  • Economic Science Association (ESA)
  • Gesellschaft für experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung (GfeW)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
  • Royal Economic Society (RES)
  • Southern Economic Association (SEA)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • European Economic Association (EEA)