Dr. rer. pol., Professurvertreter

Özgür Gürerk

Özgür Gürerk
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung


Gebäude: Sammelbau 6. Etage

Raum: 607

Templergraben 64

52056 Aachen


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Persönliche Daten

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, England. In May 2013, he joined RWTH Aachen University as Professor of Experimental Economics.


  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Managerial Economics

Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen

  • 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.