Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Professur für VWL, insb. Wirtschaftstheorie

Forschung: Prof. Dr. Marco Sahm

Research Interests

  • Public Economics: Public Good Provision, Optimal Taxation
  • Industrial Organization: Two-Sided Markets, Pricing and Regulation
  • Applied Microeconomics: Contest Theory, Mechanism Design

Monographs

  • Sahm, M. (2006): "Essays in Public Economic Theory", Inaugural Dissertation, LMU München (PDF)

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Sahm, M.: "Risk Aversion and Prudence in Contests", Economics Bulletin 37 (2), 1122-1132 (May 2017)
  • March, C. and M. Sahm: "Asymmetric Discouragement in Asymmetric Contests", Economics Letters 151, 23–27 (February 2017).
  • Sahm, M., and R. von Weizsäcker: "Reason, Intuition, and Time", Managerial and Decision Economics 37(3), 195–207 (April 2016)
  • Sahm, M., Belleflamme, P., Lambert, T., and A. Schwienbacher: "Corrigendum to 'Crowdfunding: Tapping the Right Crowd'", Journal of Business Venturing 29 (5), 610-611 (September 2014)
  • Bierbrauer, F., and M. Sahm: "Optimal Democratic Mechanisms for Taxation and Public Good Provision", Journal of Public Economics 94 (7-8), 453-466 (August 2010)
  • Eichhorn, C., and M. Sahm: "Ticket Underpricing and Public Support for Mega-Events", Région et Developpement 31, 37–46 (Spring 2010)
  • Eichhorn, C., and M. Sahm: "Why were FIFA World Cup Tickets so Cheap?", Journal of Economic Psychology 31 (2), 212-217 (April 2010)
  • Sahm, M.: "Imitating Accrual Taxation on a Realization Basis", Journal of Economic Surveys 23 (4), 734-61 (September 2009)
  • Sahm, M.: "Methods of Capital Gains Taxation and the Impact on Asset Prices and Welfare", National Tax Journal 61, 743-68 (December 2008)

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • Discrimination in Round-Robin Tournaments (with Arne Lauber)
  • Round-Robin Tournaments with Multiple Prizes (with Arne Lauber)
  • Do Credit Ratings Respond to the Dodd-Frank Act? (with Thomas Brake and Kilian Frei)
  • Successive Monopolies with Endogenous Quality (with Hans Zenger)

Political and Didactical Contributions

  • Sahm, M., and R. von Weizsäcker (2012): "Vorwärts- und Rückwärtsinduktion bei strategischen Entscheidungen", in: WISU - Zeitschrift für Ausbildung, Prüfung, Berufseinstieg und Fortbildung (11/2012).
  • Eichhorn, C., and M. Sahm (2005): "Warum sind die WM-Tickets so billig? Eine Anwendung der Theorie monopolistischer Preissetzung und zweiseitiger Märkte", in WiSt (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium).
  • Sahm, M. (2005): "Internationaler Steuerwettbewerb und nationale Bereitstellung öffentlicher Güter", in: Globale Wirtschaft - nationale Verantwortung: Wege aus dem Druckkessel. Ein Almanach junger Wissenschaftler, Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung.
  • Eichhorn, C., and M. Sahm (2005): "Billige WM-Tickets dank Sponsoring", in: Wirtschaftsdienst - Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik (04/2005).
  • Eichhorn, C., M. Sahm, and F. Westermann (2005):"Eine ökonomische Nachbetrachtung der Münchner Hochhausabstimmung", in: Ifo-Schnelldienst (01/2005).
  • Sahm, M. (2002):" Versicherungsaspekte einer gemeinsamen europäischen Geld- und Fiskalpolitik", in: Europa der Bürger? Ein Almanach junger Wissenschaftler, Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung.

Media Coverage / Policy Feedback

  • PresseSprecher, Magazin für Kommunikation - Beitrag "Lassen Sie die Spiele Beginnen!" (11.06.2016)
  • Schweizer Radio DRS, Radio - Beitrag "EM Tickets" (MP3, 1,56 MB) (28.02.2007)
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 4th 2006, Rubrik 28 about WiSt (07/2005) ["Weshalb WM-Tickets so billig sind" (PDF, 14 KB)]
  • Deutscher Bundestag, May 29th 2006, "Literaturtipp" about Wirtschaftsdienst (04/2005) ["Fußball - Literaturauswahl anlässlich der WM 2006" (PDF, 169 KB)]
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 13th 2005, "Campus München" about Wirtschaftsdienst (04/2005) ["Die FIFA - kein Wohlfahrtsverband"           (JPEG, 1,3 MB)]
  • Financial Times Deutschland, February 16th 2005, "Montagsidee" about Ifo-Schnelldienst (01/2005) ["Recht auf Alpenblick", PDF]

Presentations

Presentations at Conferences

  • 2017 CESifo Area Conference on Applied Microeconomics (Munich), Conference on Sport Economics and Sport Management (SESM) (Berlin), Conference on Contests: Theory and Evidence (CBESS University of East Anglia) (Norwich), Public Economic Theory Meeting (PET) (Paris)
  • 2016 CESifo Area Conference on Applied Microeconomics (Munich), Austrian/Slovak Economic Association (NOeG-SEA) (Bratislava), European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) (Lisbon), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) (Augsburg)
  • 2015 CESifo Area Conference on Applied Microeconomics (Munich), Public Economic Theory Meeting (PET) (Luxemburg), European Economic Association (EEA) (Mannheim), European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) (Munich), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) (Münster)
  • 2014 Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) (Vienna), CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics (Munich), International Institute for Public Finance (IIPF) (Lugano), Research Workshop on Limited attention and scarce cognitive resources: Recent advances in theory and economic applications, University of Bamberg (Bamberg)
  • 2013 Public Economic Theory Meeting (PET) (Lisbon), AuBeFühr, TUM (Munich), 8th Norwegian-German Seminar on Public Economics, CESifo (Munich)
  • 2012 European Economic Association (EEA) (Malaga), International Institute for Public Finance (IIPF) (Dresden), Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) (Vienna), CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics (Munich), CESifo Area Conference on Applied Microeconomics (Munich)
  • 2011 European Economic Association (EEA) (Oslo), Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation (TC&RPE) (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • 2010 Society for Social Choice and Welfare (SCW) (Moscow), Public Economic Theory Meeting (PET) (Istanbul)
  • 2009 Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) (Magdeburg), CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics (Munich)
  • 2008 Society for Social Choice and Welfare (SCW) (Montreal), The Economics and Psychology of Football (EPF) (Innsbruck)
  • 2007 Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM) (Budapest), Public Choice Society (PC), 1. World Meeting (Amsterdam), Public Economic Theory Meeting (PET) (Nashville), European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) (Valencia), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) (Munich), 10. UNC Tax Symposium (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), BGPE Conference: Incentives in Economics (Nuremberg)
  • 2006 Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM) (Vienna), European Economic Association (EEA) (Vienna), Society for Social Choice and Welfare (SCW) (Istanbul), Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE) (Sevilla), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) (Bayreuth), Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) (Vienna), Scottish Economic Society (SES) (Perth)
  • 2005 European Economic Association (EEA) (Amsterdam), Public Economic Theory Meeting (PET) (Marseille), Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE) (Geneva), Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) (Innsbruck)
  • 2004 Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) (Dresden)

Invited Talks

Awards

  • Award of the German Economic Association (VfS) for presenting the paper "Informative Voting and the Samuelson Rule" (joint with F. Bierbauer) at the Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM) 2006 in Vienna (Austria) (granted by Oesterreichische Nationalbank)
  • Award of the German Economic Association (VfS) for presenting the paper "Methods of Capital Gains Taxation and the impact on Asset Prices and Welfare" at the Annual Meeting of the European Economic Society (EEA) 2005 in Amsterdam (Netherlands) (granted by Schweizerische Nationalbank)