Welcome!

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Innsbruck doing research in Behavioural and Experimental Finance and Economics. Applying the tools of experimental economics, I work on a number of topics relating to financial markets as, for example, issues regarding market efficiency and bubbles, decision-making under uncertainty, and dishonesty.

I am also Lab Manager at our Innsbruck EconLab
and Research Associate at the Economic Science Laboratory of the University of Arizona.

New Working Paper: Our working paper 'Bad bankers no more? Truth-telling and (dis)honesty in the finance industry' with Jürgen Huber is now available online
New Working Paper: In our new working paper 'Market shocks and professionals' investment behavior — Evidence from the COVID-19 crash' (with Jürgen Huber and Michael Kirchler) we show that finance professionals reduce their investments considerably in an experimental task after the COVID crash

About


Research interests:

  • Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • Experimental Economics and Finance
  • Decision Theory
  • Market Efficiency and Bubbles
  • Information Economics


Awards, Grants & Research Funding:

  • Reinhard Selten-Stipend Grant, German Association for Experimental Economics Research, September 2019
  • Recognition Award of the Jury of the Best Student Paper Award 2019, University of Innsbruck, September 2019
  • Research Grant, Bank Austria Stiftung der SoWi‐Fakultäten, University of Innsbruck, March 2018
  • Research Grant, Aktion D. Swarovski KG 2017, University of Innsbruck, November 2017 (joint with Julia Rose)
  • Support Grant (Förderungsstipendium) for experimental research, University of Innsbruck, November 2017
  • PhD Grant (Doktoratsstipendium), Netzwerk Banking, Auditing, Finance & IT, University of Innsbruck, September 2016
  • Support Grant (Förderungsstipendium) for experimental research, University of Innsbruck, June 2016
  • Dean's List 2016, School of Management, University of Innsbruck
  • 1st out of 70 students in Ranking for the international study program, FH Kufstein Tirol, 2013
  • Grant of Achievment (Leistungsstipendium), FH Kufstein Tirol / Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, 2014
  • Grant of Achievment (Leistungsstipendium), FH Kufstein Tirol / Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, 2012


Research


Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Weitzel, U., Huber, C., Huber, J., Kirchler, M., Lindner, F., Rose, J. (2020) Bubbles and financial professionals.
    Review of Financial Studies, 33(6), pp. 2659–2696.
  • Huber, C., Bindra, P.C., Kleinlercher, D. (2019) Design-features of bubble-prone experimental asset markets with a constant FV.
    Journal of the Economic Science Association, 5(2), pp. 197-209.
  • Huber, C., Huber, J., Hueber, L. (2019) The effect of experts' and laypeople's forecasts on others' stock market forecasts.
    Journal of Banking and Finance, 109, 105662.
  • Huber, C. (2019). oTree: The bubble game.
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 22, pp. 3-6.
  • Huber, C., Huber, J. (2019). Scale matters: Risk perception, return expectations, and investment propensity under different scalings.
    Experimental Economics, 22(1), pp. 76-100.

Working Papers

  • 'Market shocks and professionals' investment behavior — Evidence from the COVID-19 crash'
    (with J. Huber and M. Kirchler)
  • 'Bad bankers no more? Truth-telling and (dis)honesty in the finance industry'
    (with J. Huber)
  • 'Individual attitudes and market dynamics towards imprecision'
    (with J. Rose)

Selected Work-in-Progress

  • 'Incentives, Returns, and Deception in Financial Advice'
    (with J. Rose)
  • 'Probability Weighting under Induced Anticipated Anxiety'
    (with J. Engelmann and J. Rose)
  • 'Competitiveness and speculative behavior'

Selected Presentations

  • 02/2020 ▪ Experimental Finance 2020 North American Regional Conference ▪ Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 10/2019 ▪ 3rd Annual Workshop, SFB F63 Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior ▪ Innsbruck, Austria
  • 09/2019 ▪ ESA 2019 European Meeting ▪ Dijon, France
  • 06/2019 ▪ JDMx meeting 2019 ▪ Trento, Italy
  • 06/2019 ▪ Experimental Finance 2019 ▪ Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 06/2019 ▪ Maastricht Behavioral Economic Policy Symposium (M-BEPS) 2019 ▪ Maastricht, the Nethelands
  • 05/2019 ▪ International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences (IMEBESS) ▪ Utrecht, the Nethelands
  • 04/2019 ▪ Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) ▪ Graz, Austria
  • 11/2018 ▪ Austrian Working Group on Banking and Finance ▪ Salzburg, Austria
  • 11/2018 ▪ 2nd Annual Workshop, SFB F63 Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior ▪ Innsbruck, Austria
  • 09/2018 ▪ Austrian Experimental Economics Workshop 2018 ▪ Innsbruck, Austria
  • 09/2018 ▪ Research in Behavioral Finance Conference ▪ Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 08/2018 ▪ EEA-ESEM 2018, Annual Congress of the European Economic Association ▪ Cologne, Germany
  • 06/2018 ▪ ESA 2018 World Meeting ▪ Berlin, Germany
  • 06/2018 ▪ eeecon Empirical and Experimental Economics Workshop, University of Innsbruck ▪ Innsbruck, Austria
  • 06/2018 ▪ Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference, Queen Mary University of London ▪ London, UK
  • 12/2017 ▪ Research Seminar, Chapman University ▪ Orange, CA, USA
  • 10/2017 ▪ PhD Seminar, Johannes-Kepler-University Linz ▪ Linz, Austria
  • 09/2017 ▪ ESA 2017 European Meeting ▪ Vienna, Austria

Refereeing:
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance

Contact


Department of Banking and Finance
University of Innsbruck
Universitaetsstrasse 15
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

© 2020 Christoph Huber