Dr. rer. pol., Professurvertreter

Özgür Gürerk

Özgür Gürerk
Experimental Economics


Building: Sammelbau 6. Etage

Room: 607

Templergraben 64

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96702
Fax: +49 241 80 696702

Consultation Hours

By email appointment only


Özgür Gürerk was born in Erzurum (Turkey) in 1975. Since 1991, he has lived in Germany. He studied economics at the University of Bonn. He worked as a student assistant to Prof. Dr. Reinhard Selten at the Bonn Laboratory for Experimental Economics. In 2001, he was appointed as a research assistant and the manager of the Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Erfurt, where he gained his doctoral degree - Dr.rer.pol. - in 2007. In 2011, he completed a research stay at the University of Nottingham in England. In May 2013, he joined RWTH Aachen University as a Professor of Experimental Economics.

Research Interests

  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Managerial Economics

Selected Publications

  • Böhm, R.; Rusch, H.; Gürerk, Ö. (2016). What makes people go to war? Defensive intentions motivate retaliatory and preemptive intergroup aggression. In: Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 29-34.
  • Gürerk, Ö.; Irlenbusch, B.; Rockenbach, B. (2014): On Cooperation in Open Communities. In: Journal of Public Economics, vol. 120, issue C, 220-230.
  • Gürerk, Ö. (2013): Social learning increases the acceptance and the efficiency of punishment institutions in social dilemmas. In: Journal of Economic Psychology, 34, 229-239.
  • Gürerk, Ö.; Selten, R. (2012): The Effect of Payoff Tables on Experimental Oligopoly Behavior. In: Experimental Economics, 15, 499-509.
  • Gürerk, Ö; Irlenbusch, B.; Rockenbach, B. (2009): Motivating Teammates: The Leader’s Choice of Positive and Negative Incentives. In: Journal of Economic Psychology, 30, 591‐607.
  • Gürerk, Ö; Irlenbusch, B.; Rockenbach, B. (2006): The Competitive Advantage of Sanctioning Institutions. In: Science, 312, 108‐111.