Thomas Kittsteiner
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Prof. Dr. rer. pol.

Thomas Kittsteiner


Chair of Economics (Microeconomics)


Building: Sammelbau

Room: 530

Templergraben 64

52062 Aachen



Thomas Kittsteiner studied mathematics at the University of Hamburg and received a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Mannheim in 2002. Subsequently (from 2002-2005) he was Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and also visited the University of Bonn in 2003/04. In 2005, he joined the London School of Economics as lecturer in managerial economics and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2008. Since 2009, he has been Professor of Economics, with focus on Microeconomics, in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.

Research Interests

  • Auction theory
  • Applied game theory
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Industrial Organization
  • Experimental Economics

Selected Publications

  • Kittsteiner, T.; Ott, M.; Steinberg, R. (2021): Competing Combinatorial Auctions. In: Information Systems Research (forthcoming).
  • Casas-Arce, P.; Kittsteiner, T.; Martínez-Jerez, F. A. (2019): Contracting with Opportunistic Partners: Theory and Application to Technology Development and Innovation. In: Management Science 65 (2), S. 842–858.
  • Ferreira, D.; Kittsteiner, T. (2016): When Does Competition Foster Commitment? In: Management Science 62 (11), S. 3199-3212. doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2015.2295
  • Kittsteiner, T.; Ockenfels, A.; Trhal, N. (2012): Partnership Dissolution Mechanisms in the Laboratory. In: Economics Letters 117 (2). S. 394–396. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.084
  • de Fruto, M.A.; Kittsteiner, T. (2008): Efficient Partnership Dissolution under Buy-Sell Clauses. In: RAND Journal of Economics, 39 (1), S. 184-198. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-2171.2008.00009.x
  • Eyster, E.; Kittsteiner, T. (2007): Party Platforms in Electoral Competition with Heterogeneous Constituencies. In: Theoretical Economics, 2 (1), S. 41-70.
  • Kittsteiner, T.; Moldovanu, B. (2005): Priority Auctions and Queue Disciplines that Depend on Processing Time. In: Management Science, 51 (2), S. 236-248. doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1040.0301
  • Fieseler, K.; Kittsteiner, T.; Moldovanu, B.; (2003): Partnerships, Lemons and Efficient Trade. In: Journal of Economic Theory, 113 (2), S. 224-234. doi: 10.1016/S0022-0531(03)00109-1
  • Kittsteiner, T. (2003): Partnerships and Double Auctions with Interdependent Valuations. In: Games and Economic Behavior, 44 (1), S. 54-76. doi: 10.1016/S0899-8256(03)00021-6